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.
DAYTON, Wash. – Gary Wegner first noticed the problem in 1991, when a field on his family’s farm west of Spokane produced one-fourth the usual amount of wheat. Lab tests revealed a surprising result: the soil had become acidic.
PULLMAN, Wash. – In just a word, the story of soil goes something like this: “CLORPT!” It’s fun to say, and it helps explain how tough rock turns into the soft soil farmers need to grow food and feed the world.
Plastic sheets on test plots where alkali bees emerge. PROSSER, Wash. – Huge, colorful plastic squares decorating a farm field in the Touchet Valley may look like works by environmental artist Christo, but they’re really part of an experiment to help producers of alfalfa seed realize higher profits. Alfalfa farmers in the area produce seed […]
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 […]
At the WSU Cook Agronomy Farm, USDA-ARS soil scientist David Huggins is developing a new generation of agricultural “tools” that may allow farmers to manage dryland crops down to the square meter. According to Chad Kruger, BIOAg educator for CSANR, the precision nitrogen management program is one of the obvious home runs of the Climate […]
PULLMAN – Daniel Hillel, an international authority on sustainable management of soil and water resources and author, will present the fifth annual Gaylon Campbell Lectures in Environmental Soil and Water Science on October 25 and 26 at WSU. Hillel will discuss the vital and challenging role of environmental soil science in an increasingly troubled world […]