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WSU doesn’t expect nematode quarantine
WSU doesn’t expect nematode quarantine
Washington State University doesn't expect USDA APHIS to quarantine wheat ground where a species of cereal cyst nematode new to the United States was found in the spring, alleviating industry concerns. WSU associate dean Jim Moyer praised APHIS'...

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Researcher finds gatekeeper wheat gene
Researcher finds gatekeeper wheat gene
Washington State University researcher Kulvinder Gill has found a key gene that will allow breeders to move traits from wild grass relatives into wheat varieties. Gill expects to focus on finding stripe rust and root disease resistance for wheat...
Researchers find Septoria resistance to some fungicides
Researchers find Septoria resistance to some fungicides
New alternatives will help Willamette Valley farmers overcome Septoria resistance to some fungicides, researchers say.
Steam being used to kill deadly citrus bacteria
The steam heat kills the bacteria, and while it doesn’t cure the tree entirely of the disease, it does extend the tree’s lifespan, allowing a grower to harvest more fruit.
GMOs face the test in Hawaii
GMOs face the test in Hawaii
Syngenta is one of the big five global seed companies doing GMO and pesticide research and development in Hawaii. They are involved in a statewide and national debate over GMO crops.
Engineered moths could reduce pest population
Engineered moths could reduce pest population
Biotech moths may allow farmers to control pests without chemicals.
OSU’s forage straw research to continue
The Oregon Legislature's Emergency Board Wednesday approved $100,000 for Oregon State University's forage straw research
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
Oregon State University and the state's wheat commission have agreed on how royalties on OSU-developed wheat varieties will be split.
Groups sue to stop barred owl eradication
Groups sue to stop barred owl eradication
Animal rights groups want to stop an experiment that involves killing barred owls to help federally protected spotted owls.
New herbicide resistant wheat varieties spark interest
New herbicide resistant wheat varieties spark interest
Washington State University wheat researchers are working on two-gene herbicide resistance in wheat varieties to help farmers combat grassy weeds.
Blackleg outbreak adds to stress of Oregon canola test
Blackleg outbreak adds to stress of Oregon canola test
The findings put an edge on a research project to determine if canola can be grown without harming other Willamette Valley crops.