By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A three-year study at Washington State University has found that Kenyan farmers prefer a rent-to-own option when buying treadle irrigation pumps if they can’t afford outright cash purchase and can’t wait for layaway.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – People may notice a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington vineyards this summer, but don’t worry. Doing work for science, it is fully approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – In arid eastern Washington where most of the state’s wine grapes grow, efficient irrigation is the name of the game. Yet little research has been done to determine the best irrigation strategies for white wine grapes.
PROSSER, Wash. – Research posters, presentations, awards and lunch will be presented free to the public 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Walter Clore Center, 2140 Wine Country Rd., to showcase research from the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser (IAREC).
By Anna Montgomery, International Research and Agricultural Development PULLMAN, Wash. – To help Kenyan families irrigate subsistence and cash crops, two Washington State University economists are studying the marketing, financing and impact of a human-powered treadle irrigation pump.
PULLMAN, Wash. – The free, public Legacy of Excellence Reception – including a lecture by 2014 WSU Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award winner Norman K. Whittlesey – will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Todd Hall 276.
PROSSER, Wash. – In much of Europe, it is illegal to irrigate wine grapes after veraison – the change of color indicating ripening – for fear of diluting brix, or sugar content. But recent research is calling into question this taboo, especially for semiarid regions like eastern Washington – and Spain. In fact, a […]
Irrigation study shows ways to save water, energy and money SKAGIT COUNTY – A study of big gun vs. boom irrigation systems in Skagit County may help growers save money as well as water. In summer 2007, Don McMoran, agriculture and natural resources educator at WSU Extension Skagit County, and Troy Peters, […]