Cattle grazing reduces nutrients for mule deer

  PULLMAN, Wash. — Moderate spring cattle grazing has been found to reduce both the amount and nutritional properties of forages available to mule deer in spring and fall, according to recently released results from the Pilot Grazing Project, conducted in 2009 in southeast Washington.   The project is being conducted by Lisa Shipley and Linda […]

WSU scientists to present at regional crop adviser conference

PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists from the WSU department of crop and soil sciences will be among the featured presenters at the Northwest Certified Crop Adviser Conference to be held Aug. 2 – 4 in Spokane.   WSU faculty members will lead six of the conference’s 24 breakout sessions:   Rich Koenig, soil scientist and chair […]

More beef, less environmental impact

    PULLMAN – Advances in productivity over the past 30 years have reduced the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of U.S. beef production, according to a new study presented today by a WSU researcher.   Capper In “Comparing the environmental impact of the US beef industry in 1977 to 2007,” assistant professor of […]

Right time, place grazing key to sustainability

Cattle grazing. Photo by istockphoto.com     PULLMAN – Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons might be a powerful farming tool for ensuring the long-term sustainability – both economic and environmental – of their operations, according to Donald D. Nelson, […]