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WSU wheat researchers tackle widespread quality problem
August 11, 2016

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

HarvestPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington wheat farmers are being hit hard by low falling numbers in their grain. A sign of poor flour quality, low falling numbers are caused by severe temperature swings or rain before harvest.

Two WSU wheat scientists named Vogel Endowed Chairs
June 16, 2016

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

Carter,-left,-and-PumphreyLIND, Wash. – Washington State University’s two leading wheat breeders will advance the state’s $1 billion wheat industry as co-recipients of the O.A. Vogel Endowed Chair in Wheat Breeding and Genetics.

June 22: How healthy soil improves yields, ecosystem
June 15, 2016

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

Farm-tourPULLMAN, Wash. – Experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Washington State University will share the latest research on how soil health can improve farm profitability at the Cook Agronomy Farm Field Day Wednesday, June 22, in Whitman County, Wash.

Jan. 8-9: Rebuilding west side grain economy
January 4, 2016

grains-logoOLYMPIA, Wash. – Rebuilding a regional grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains will be the focus of the 2016 Cascadia Grains Conference Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9, in Olympia and field-trip sites throughout Thurston County.

Plant growth facility dedicated
October 19, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – The new $15 million Washington Grains Plant Growth Facility on the Washington State University Pullman campus was dedicated Saturday.

Oct. 17: Dedication of new plant growth facility
September 28, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Young-wheat-in-greenhouse-webPULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes to breeding new wheat varieties, efficiency is key.

“If we can be more efficient in the greenhouse, that translates into better genetic lines that we can look at in field conditions,” said Arron Carter, Washington State University’s winter wheat breeder. “That means better products get out faster with better information for growers.”

‘A good straw year’: Bales in big demand in the Northwest
August 24, 2015

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

Straw-bales-small-webPULLMAN, Wash. – To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends.

Summer rains could mean sprout damage for wheat crops
July 14, 2015

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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.