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Dual-Purpose Canola: An Opportunity for Extending Forage in a Dry Year

Unfortunately, 2021 is shaping up to be an unusually dry year with large portions of the Western U.S. experiencing drought. With approximately 37% of the…

Highlights from the 2020 WSU Winter Wheat Variety Trials

The 2020 season turned out to be pretty favorable for most winter wheat production in Washington. In the high rainfall zones, yields and test weights…

Good News – Less Stripe Rust for 2021

Dr. Xianming Chen, ARS Plant Pathologist, released his most recent stripe rust forecast for the coming season on March 15 and it’s good news: his…

Volunteer Canola Control

The addition of winter and spring canola to the crop rotations of Eastern Washington has provided growers with increased options for weed control, particularly for…

2020-2021 Washington Grain Commission Research Reports Now Available

The Washington Grain Commission held its 2021 Wheat and Barley Research Review on February 17th and 18th. This year’s event was conducted virtually due to COVID-19.…

Headline: 2020 Spring Wheat and Barley Variety Testing Results

While 2020 may not go down as a stellar year for many reasons, one bright spot for growers in Washington was a bumper year for…

Opportunities to Participate On-Farm Experiment

“On-Farm Trials help producers improve the health of their operations while at the same time helping NRCS build data to show the benefit of innovative…

New Pesticide for Managing Wireworm Populations

Wireworms, the larval stage of click beetles, are nothing new for PNW grain producers, there is, however, a new insecticide that should be available this…

2020 Weed Control Report Now Available

The 2020 WSU Weed Control Report is now available on the Wheat and Small Grains website. Drew Lyon and Ian Burke, WSU weed scientists, manage numerous field…

Soil Health: Measuring and Managing

Soil health is the ability of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem. Many questions arise regarding the impact of management decisions on soil…
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