While aerial drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.
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.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Plants use light during photosynthesis. But they also give off light, though in amounts so small we can’t see it. The amount of light changes based on the plant’s environment and genetic makeup.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have been awarded $2.53 million to improve fruit quality and disease resistance of crops in the rosaceae family (apple, blackberry, peach, pear, rose, strawberry, sweet cherry and tart cherry).
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Crop scientists at Washington State University have explained how genes in the barley plant turn on defenses against aging and stressors like drought, heat and disease.
By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Vegetable and oilseed growers are advised to take extra precautions after an outbreak of three fungal diseases in Pacific Northwest crops, said plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A crop being test-grown at Washington State University’s Organic Farm is skyrocketing in popularity in North America. Even so, less than a year ago, a graduate student growing it at WSU had never seen or tasted it.
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A biodegradable gel that can absorb more than 250 times its weight in water could potentially help farmers retain moisture in drought-stricken fields.