By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Due to the region’s overheated summer, this weekend could be the last chance to pick cherries this year at Washington State University’s Tukey Orchard.
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.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Despite recent rains, the drought settling over Washington state that spurred the governor to declare an emergency last week is likely to grow worse – driven by a strengthening El Nino weather pattern from the Pacific Ocean.
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 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.
LIND, Wash. – The 98th annual Washington State University Lind Field Day will be Thursday, June 12, at the WSU Dryland Research Station north of Lind, Wash. Registration for the free, public event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the field tour starting at 9 a.m.
Drought conditions in Washington, especially irrigation rationing in the Yakima Valley, are leading to hard choices for area growers, according to two Washington State University Extension educators.“We’re already seeing some crop shifting,” said Bob Stevens, extension soil scientist and interim director of WSU’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center. “Some orchards already are being […]