PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU crop and soil science experts share the latest tools in the fight against farm weeds at the 2017 Weed Science Field Tour, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, at the R.J. Cook Agronomy Farm near Pullman.
EVERETT, Wash. – A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation Farms’ Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation, Wash.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A natural defense that helps plants ward off insect predators, discovered at Washington State University, could lead to better crops and new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – As new director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest, Scott Harper will help growers stop devastating crop viruses before they gain a foothold. His top priority is to grow the Northwest’s supply of virus-free fruit trees, vines and hops.
EVERETT, Wash. – Blackberries, ivy, holly, Scotch broom, reed canary grass and knotweed are a few of the invasive weeds that plague landowners. The Washington State University Extension forestry program will offer an expo to equip landowners to combat these invaders.
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Pesticide handlers must be trained annually and training records maintained starting in January, according to recent changes in the federal Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Many resources are available to employers to meet the requirements, said Catherine H. Daniels, Washington State University Extension pesticide specialist at WSU Puyallup.