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Psyllids arrive early in some NW potato fields
Potato psyllids, which spread the bacteria that causes zebra chip disease in potato fields, have been discovered in Oregon commercial fields.

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Researchers mark center’s 50th anniversary with time capsule
Researchers mark center’s 50th anniversary with time capsule
The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension center in Parlier, Calif., is celebrating its 50th anniversary by creating a time capsule that will be opened at its centennial celebration in 2065. Scientists are envisioning how studies will be done a...
Scientists pursue gene-disrupting pesticides
Scientists pursue gene-disrupting pesticides
Biopesticides that disrupt how genes are expressed offer a new way to fight specific insects, but critics fear unintended effects.
Field day helps ranchers remove toxic plants
Washington State University Extension hosts a field day May 20 near Ritzville, Wash., to provide ranchers with an update on efforts to remove the weeds lupine and medusahead from rangeland.
Bayer CropScience opens $17M research station in Nebraska
Partnerships with private industry have allowed the Unviersity of Nebraska’s agriculture research to grow while public dollars to support it have shrunk
Hyslop field day marks Extension specialist’s return
Hyslop field day marks Extension specialist’s return
Andy Hulting gives his presentation on weed control in grass seed at Oregon State University’s Hyslop Farm Field Day May 27 in Corvallis. He will be among many presenters during the event.
WSU still looking at McFerson for Extension job
WSU still looking at McFerson for Extension job
Washington State University is continuing to consider Jim McFerson, manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, for the directorship of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center. A decision may be made next week.
Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year
Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year
The researchers said a combination of mites, poor nutrition and pesticides are to blame for the bee deaths.
Opposition to Oregon canola bill continues in Senate
Opposition to Oregon canola bill continues in Senate
The controversy over an Oregon canola bill is continuing in the Senate now that the House has passed the legislation.
WSU Extension hires new tree fruit specialist
WSU Extension hires new tree fruit specialist
A Penn State Extension educator will take the WSU Extension tree fruit specialist job in Wenatchee, Nov. 1.
Scientists prefer screw tops over corks for fine wine
Screw caps have moved from the cheapest wines to higher-priced offerings, as winemakers seek to avoid a problem called cork taint.