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Does ‘wheat sweat’ add humidity to region’s weather?
August 18, 2016

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – “Corn sweat” made big news in late July as the Midwest baked and wilted in heat and humidity. Television reporters standing waist-deep among corn stalks explained how millions of crop acres across the nation’s Corn Belt were contributing to a stretch of miserable weather.

WSU wheat researchers tackle widespread quality problem
August 11, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

HarvestPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington wheat farmers are being hit hard by low falling numbers in their grain. A sign of poor flour quality, low falling numbers are caused by severe temperature swings or rain before harvest.

Wheat grower Blankenship appointed as WSU regent
August 8, 2016

Brett-BlankenshipOLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Brett Blankenship to the Washington State University Board of Regents, effective Oct. 1. Blankenship resides in Lake Stevens and Washtucna and is an owner and partner in Blankenship Brothers, a family wheat producer.

June 22: How healthy soil improves yields, ecosystem
June 15, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Farm-tourPULLMAN, Wash. – Experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Washington State University will share the latest research on how soil health can improve farm profitability at the Cook Agronomy Farm Field Day Wednesday, June 22, in Whitman County, Wash.

Oct. 17: Dedication of new plant growth facility
September 28, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Young-wheat-in-greenhouse-webPULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes to breeding new wheat varieties, efficiency is key.

“If we can be more efficient in the greenhouse, that translates into better genetic lines that we can look at in field conditions,” said Arron Carter, Washington State University’s winter wheat breeder. “That means better products get out faster with better information for growers.”

‘A good straw year’: Bales in big demand in the Northwest
August 24, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Straw-bales-small-webPULLMAN, Wash. – To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends.

June 17: Weed tour offers a look at problem plants
June 8, 2015

By Emily Smudde, Crop & Soil Sciences

ChamomilePULLMAN, Wash. – The Weed Science Field Tour at Washington State University will be 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the R.J. Cook Agronomy Farm in Pullman.