An Idaho cereals pathologist wants to research why Idaho barley was free of the toxin associated with Fusarium headblight this season despite samples with high concentrations of the mold that causes the crop disease on barley chaff.
Creators of the atlas say the technology could help farmers produce enough food to support more than 9 billion people by 2050 while conserving water and other natural resources.
To help shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. commodity groups consider it a top priority
Washington State University doctoral student Matt Jones is looking for several farmers to help determine which farming practices are supporting dung beetle populations.
Although not yet approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for commercial use, an agricultural market for drones is developing already.
The scientists found that the numbers and varieties of insects downstream of the dams recovered to levels elsewhere on the river within a year.
A two-year research project funded by a $57,000 specialty crop grant will look at ways to help Idaho dry bean farmers combat the nightshade weed. The weed costs the Idaho bean industry about $8 million a year.
The leader of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is concerned about the future of integrated pest management as he eyes retirement.