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Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
A sustainable production program run by Thresher Artisan Wheat and Syngenta continues to contribute to yield improvements among participants.

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Field trials show success with alternative PCN controls
Field trials show success with alternative PCN controls
University of Idaho's pale cyst nematode program director says results of a field trial assessing alternative approaches to ridding fields of the damaging, quarantined pest were encouraging, but control was better in a greenhouse setting.
200 Bushel Club sees benefits of careful seeding
200 Bushel Club sees benefits of careful seeding
Idaho's 200 Bushel Club has some new research results demonstrating the wisdom of growers who take their time at planting.
Study says tillage might have helped spread bird flu
The authors said their findings should be viewed as “hypothesis-generating rather than confirmatory” and more research is needed.
Researcher offers recommendations from manure study
Researcher offers recommendations from manure study
A University of Idaho Extension soils scientist has issued her first recomendations from a planned eight-year study on how crops and soil respond to manure applications.
State seeks funds for methyl bromide study
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has requested funding to dispose of hay containing traces of methyl bromide and to research other crop options for growers in the pale cyst nematode program who had fields treated with bromide.
Thinning improves forest health but can impact wildlife, study finds
Clearing fuels from forest floors can improve tree health and slow the spread of wildfire, but managers must also factor in projects' impacts on species that prefer a dense forest for habitat, University of California scientists conclude in a report.
‘Living snow fence’ shows promise for E. Washington
‘Living snow fence’ shows promise for E. Washington
Washington State University recently released an extension bulletin about a decade-long "living snow fence" acting as a windbreak north of Davenport, Wash.
UI launches new potato websites
UI launches new potato websites
University of Idaho has launched two new potato websites.
Researchers test nonlethal tools to protect livestock from predators
Researchers test nonlethal tools to protect livestock from predators
The University of California's research station in Hopland, Calif., is making more use of nonlethal methods to ward off coyotes, mountain lions and other wildlife that try to prey on newborn lambs.
New blight-resistant genes identified for hazelnuts
New blight-resistant genes identified for hazelnuts
New genes that confer Eastern Filbert Blight resistance are being incorporated into hazelnut trees.

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