Farmers and researchers recently discussed the mysteries surrounding slugs at Oregon State University's "Slug Summit," in Salem, Ore., on March 25.
The Formosan termites originated in China but now are established throughout the Southeast and blamed for roughly $300 million in property damage each year in New Orleans alone. Asian termites normally found in tropical southeastern Asia have spread to Brazil, the Caribbean and South Florida.
New research from the University of California-Los Angeles suggests that a daily diet of walnuts can
A warm winter has increased the chances of strawbreaker foot rot impacting wheat appearing, a Wash
The OSU study examines the interaction of two of the West's iconic predators.
An unmanned helicopter shows promise in spraying pesticides across uneven terrain, like vineyards.
The Kansas Wheat Commission is spending $200,000 for the first two years of the project, which is meant to identify everything in wheat’s DNA that can trigger a reaction in people suffering from celiac disease. The research is seen as a first step...
A research scientist says feeding orchard soil white and yellow mustard seed meal may be better than fumigation in fighting replant disease.
The USDA's sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, which is targeted for closure, will receive $200,000 in ongoing state funding. Supporters say it's a message to the USDA that Idaho supports the continued operation of the station and "has skin in...
The research by the Rand Corp. think tank found that obesity rates in South Los Angeles continued to rise after passage of the law, which banned the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants.
Precision agriculture faces constraints as more devices compete for wireless bandwidth, experts say.
Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences is seeking legislative support for funding the design phase for a building that will boost the university's research capabilities.
About a dozen farmers scattered across Eastern Idaho are experimenting with quinoa as a rotation option, and the businessman who is contracting for the acres has three Idaho-specific quinoa varieties in development.
An Iowa State University professor's research suggests consumers may be willing to pay substantially more for potatoes with less of the potentially harmful chemical acrylamide, even if the spuds are made using biotechnology.