MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble.
PULLMAN, Wash. – “Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms,” a workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Banyan’s Pavilion.
An important part of the state’s $539 million hay industry, alfalfa is grown on more than 400,000 acres throughout Washington. Produced most intensively in the irrigated Columbia River Basin, alfalfa is exported around the world, notably to China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, where demand has been rising steadily in recent years.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture.
The Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences presents “Global Warming Potential of Organic Farms: Impact of Farm Size and Cover Crops” on Monday, October 9, 1:10 p.m., in Johnson Hall 343.
By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension
EVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food — whether on an apartment deck or on many acres — is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 18 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers are leading a multi-university effort to improve crop management in the age of big data.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Resource Sciences
WAPATO, Wash. – Something in the soil was destroying Andrew Schultz’ grapevines.
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.
By Seth Truscott, WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University seek to improve drought-resistant crops, thanks to more than $900,000 in funding from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).