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Looking back at autumn: Average season ends with chill

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – Autumn weather in Washington typically becomes increasingly active from September to November, but that was not the case in 2013. September kicked off the season with a superstorm, one of the highlights of the fall.

Crazy weather spurs ant invasion, wheat frost

WSU Extension agriculture scientist Steve Van Vleet holds frost-damaged wheat removed from a farmer’s field near St. John, Wash. The May frost stressed 17 acres, leaving the wheat vulnerable to disease as well, he said. (Photo by Linda Weiford, WSU News)   COLFAX, Wash. – May, with its promise of begonias and bumblebees, threw a […]