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Forage Cover Crops in Dryland Wheat Rotations: Impacts on Soil Water, Nitrogen and Yield

Summer fallow is a common strategy for producing winter wheat in the drier regions of the inland Pacific Northwest. Farmers have historically used summer fallow…

Latest Stripe Rust Updates

Dr. Xianming Chen (ARS Plant Pathologist) released an updated stripe rust forecast Thursday, June 2, 2022 focusing on Whitman County, WA and Latah County, ID.…

Insect Management Action Thresholds

The first and most important step in any pest management program is to make sure the pest in question has been correctly identified. Failing to…

Late Stripe Rust Continues

Dr. Xianming Chen (ARS Plant Pathologist) released an updated stripe rust forecast last Monday, April 18, 2022. Consistent with his last update from early March,…

Reward and Risk: By the Numbers to Help Planning for the Remainder of the 2022 Crop Year

Spring crops are quickly going into the ground and herbicide applications are being applied to winter wheat, and a lot of difficult decisions are being…

WSU Variety Testing Program 2022 PNW Crop Tour Schedule

The 2022 crop tour season will soon be starting and provides opportunities to view field trials and interact with Washington State University personnel. The list…

The WSU Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic Reopening

The Pullman-based Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic has reopened! In June Cassandra Bates joined the WSU Plant Pathology Department as the diagnostician and manager of the…

Moderate Stripe Rust Forecast

Dr. Xianming Chen’s (ARS Plant Pathologist) March 7, 2022 stripe rust update says that stripe rust will be in the moderate range for the 2022…

2021-2022 Washington Grain Commission Research Reports Now Available

The Washington Grain Commission held its 2022 Wheat and Barley Research Review on February 15th in Pullman. This annual review provides growers and other industry members the…

Don’t Guess Soil Test

With record high fertilizer prices, it is more important than ever to efficiently use our fertilizer resources. The WSU Small Grains website has a number…
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