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Summer rains could mean sprout damage for wheat crops

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By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Summer rains interrupted Washington’s heat wave last weekend, but more damp days could cause problems for some of the state’s wheat farmers. » More …

June 25: Small Grains Field Day heralds new varieties

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

small-grainsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Color, flavor and aroma will highlight the free, public Small Grains Field Day 3-6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536 (Memorial Highway).

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Research funding for celiac-safe wheat, pain detection

lsdf-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University research projects about celiac disease-safe wheat and premature infant pain detection are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund. » More …

April 16: Bread lab inspires chef promoting handmade food

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

pasta-book-coverMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Marc Vetri will share his culinary insights – and fresh pasta samples – at a free, public book signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center. » More …

Roving cameras see the big picture for wheat breeding

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Tractor-drives-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Wheat breeders at Washington State University are sizing up experimental crops from a new perspective: cameras that see far better than the human eye. » More …

WSU releases 100th wheat variety

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

spillmanPULLMAN, Wash. – The release of a new winter wheat variety named “Jasper” honors the legacy of the wheat breeding program at WSU started by William Jasper Spillman in 1894. The first variety developed by the university was released in 1905. Jasper marks the 100th. » More …

Grazing among grains yields ecological, economic benefits

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Wachter-80PULLMAN, Wash. – You generally don’t find livestock among the hills in the Palouse region of eastern Washington where grain is grown. But wheat farmers Eric and Sheryl Zakarison are changing that – and making a profit. » More …

Study: Conserving soil and water in dryland wheat region

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

tillage-80LIND, Wash. – In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality. » More …