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Biofuels initiative shifts gears
Biofuels initiative shifts gears
Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is three years into a five-year, $40 million project to produce a green alternative to petroleum fuel.

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Experiment raises doubt about in-row spud fumigation
Experiment raises doubt about in-row spud fumigation
A trial conducted on a Rupert farm suggests it may not be wise for potato growers to cut corners with fumigation.
Researcher experiments with corn in pivot corners
Researcher experiments with corn in pivot corners
A University of Idaho Extension irrigation specialist is working to demonstrate that drip irrigating pivot corners is a viable option to help corn silage growers expand their feed production.
Idaho zebra chip trials inconclusive
Idaho zebra chip trials inconclusive
For a second consecutive year, Idaho research to develop chemical program recommendations for zebra chip has yielded inconclusive results.
Resurvey of small grains farmers changes little
The USDA has done resurveys before, though never in so many states.
Study: Global warming worsening watery dead zones
Researchers found about two dozen different ways — biologically, chemically and physically — that climate change worsens the oxygen depletion
Researcher seeks to solve phosphorus mystery
Researcher seeks to solve phosphorus mystery
A USDA researcher in Kimberly, Idaho, theorizes that corn may be phosphorus deficient in test plots following sugar beets because beets don't support beneficial mycorrhizae fungi.
Researchers isolate stripe rust resistance markers in barley
Researchers isolate stripe rust resistance markers in barley
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen, Idaho, have isolated a new genetic marker in barley associated with stripe rust disease resistance.
UC extension urged to use social media, partnerships
A University of California-Davis water policy expert asserts the Cooperative Extension should make better use of social media and partnerships with outside groups. Mark Lubell's conclusions come after studying 10 years of surveys of growers.
WSU scientist: Soil holds back beet seed yields
WSU scientist: Soil holds back beet seed yields
A Washington State University research scientist has identified a key reason for declining beet seed yields in the Skagit Valley — worn out soil.
Spokane business leaders tour WSU ag programs
Spokane business leaders tour WSU ag programs
Members of Greater Spokane Inc. attended the annual tour of Washington State University's agricultural programs in Pullman, Wash.