Some growers in Idaho are concerned about a bacterial disease of potatoes long found in Europe, called dickeya, that is now spreading throughout the U.S.
University of California-Santa Barbara computer science researcher Chandra Krintz grew up on a farm
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says the cases are part of eight outbreaks that have infected 611 people in 45 states.
Idaho and Oregon onion growers are reporting good results from applying a popular herbicide through
J.R. Simplot Co. hopes to work with farmers willing to raise no other potatoes aside from the company's Innate line of biotech seed on their seed farms.
Researchers and individual farmers in the Treasure Valley area who are experimenting with growing pumpkin seeds for the snack market reported mixed results this year. But they still think the crop could be a promising addition to local rotations.
Oregon State University is hosting a conference on biochar, which shows promise as a soil amendment.
The Mills family of St. John, Wash., received a plaque from Washington State University for offering land for variety trials for 60 years during a field day on Mac Mills' farm July 14.
An Oregon State University field trial is finding that if onion growers use one of their most effective pesticides a little later in the season, they could have more successful controlling onion thrips.
Scientists who analyzed ancient human remains found in the Zagros mountains of present-day Iran say several groups developed agriculture at about the same time.
David Stimpson will start in his new position July 29. He replaces Adriel Garay, who retired Dec. 31
Specialty crop block grants have been awarded to three potato projects, including a new Idaho Potato Commission project to improve conditions for fresh potato shipments heading abroad.
Northwest Nazarene University researchers in Idaho are trying to develop a low-cost robotic platform for specialty crop growers.
Washington State University will show off new malting barley varieties during a field day July 15.