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State officials have collected actively reproducing female gypsy moths for the first time in four decades

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Researchers refine diagnostic tool to quickly identify plant pathogen
Researchers refine diagnostic tool to quickly identify plant pathogen
Crown gall disease causes unsightly, potentially lethal tumors on valuable plants.
Colorado Company converts shredded trees to carbon product
Biochar Now products have won the acclaim of producers of specialty crops such as berries, vegetables, grapes and citrus.
Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
A University of Idaho researcher’s love of native plants and recognition that water is a limited resource in the West has led to the domestication of native ornamental species for residential landscapes.
Washington on alert for Japanese beetles after Oregon outbreak
Washington on alert for Japanese beetles after Oregon outbreak
WSDA steps up search for Japanese beetles, while ODA wraps up year one of eradication campaign
Nebraska geothermal greenhouse produces heat all year long
Alliance resident Russ Finch has created greenhouses that run on geothermal heat
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Growers are more reluctant to talk about labor fearing they’ll attract U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents. Some have enough workers or think they will. Others are short and a shortage in California is already resulting in cherries not...
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Retired professor used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission.
Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up
Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up
Worried about labor shortages and seeking to protect their workers, five Oregon agricultural groups hosted an Immigration Forum.
Japanese beetle eradication in a Portland suburb begins April 17
Japanese beetle eradication in a Portland suburb begins April 17
State ag officials want to make sure an infestation confirmed last summer doesn’t spread to commercial nurseries and other high value crops.
Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks
Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks
Cindy Cooper, plants services program manager at Washington State Department of Agriculture

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