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Scottish expert describes challenges of widespread PCN infestation
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Scottish expert describes challenges of widespread PCN infestation
The head nematologist for Scotland told Idaho growers why they should jump at the opportunity to eradicate pale cyst nematode in a quarantine area of Eastern Idaho.

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Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Harvest assist platforms where apple pickers still pick into bags work better for fast apple pickers than conveyor systems, a WSU tree fruit expert says.
Researchers use new gene-editing technology to ‘make better crops faster’
Monsanto has entered a global licensing agreement to use new gene-editing technology.
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
A Washington State University cherry researcher talks about spray pollination, withholding water from cherry trees before harvest and hand and mechanical pruning.
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
A longer stretch of cold temperatures may hold Spotted Wing Drosophila in check on Central Washington cherries this year and may hinder Little Cherry Disease.
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
Researchers have developed a new perennial grain species, a combination of wheat and wheatgrass.
Idaho ag dean is pushing aggressive plan for college
Idaho ag dean is pushing aggressive plan for college
University of Idaho ag college dean Michael Parrella is moving ahead with an aggressive plan to upgrade the college’s agricultural research stations, increase enrollment and expand graduate student housing.
Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Western commercial drone companies say they’re preparing for growth, following a Federal Aviation Administration decision to relax remote-pilot standards.
Idaho ag college asks state for $1.85 million infusion
Idaho ag college asks state for $1.85 million infusion
University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences seeks additional $1.85 million in state funding for graduate student housing, new farm equipment and major lab renovations.
Researchers find jointed goatgrass resistant to Beyond herbicide
Researchers find jointed goatgrass resistant to Beyond herbicide
Researchers have found jointed goatgrass resistant to Beyond herbicide in Eastern Washington.
U.S. had near record heat, costly weather disasters in 2016
The average temperature last year in the Lower 48 states was 54.9 degrees, nearly 3 degrees above the 20th Century average of 52.

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