Retired USDA Agricultural Research Service wheat breeder Bob Allan recently self-published a book devoted to club wheat, a key sub-class of soft white wheat.
Aphid populations are increasing this year on small grain fields, Washington State University researchers say. Because the insect pests are sporadic, it's hard for researchers and farmers to determine the level of infestation at which a grower should consider the cost of applying insecticides.
Honey bee researchers grind away at finding the cause and cure for colony collapse disorder.
Proposed changes for a USDA Agricultural Research Service unit in Prosser, Wash., have been approved, redirecting funding and research through laboratories in Pullman, Wash., and Wapato, Wash.
Eastern Idaho growers see potential for peas beyond their use in cover crops.
Utah State University researchers have found yields increase by more than 20 percent when farmers plant dryland safflower in late November or December.
A new strain of powdery mildew has infected hopyards across the Northwest.
Oregon State University researchers in Ontario have found that bulb onions pose no risk of E. coli contamination from irrigation water regardless of how they are irrigated and regarless of how much bacteria is present in the water.
New University of Idaho President Chuck Staben says the school will continue to be a strong supporter of farmers and agriculture. The president recently met with the Capital Press to talk about the future of funding, research and industry partnerships.
Marion blackberries have dominated for 50 years, but a new thornless variety may eventually replace it.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, there are about 500 bee species found in the state. The leader of the group conducting the research says wild bees are a possibility because they can conduct 30 percent to 50 percent of the...
On Sept. 1, Elina Lastro Nino will step into the shoes of the retiring Eric Mussen, a nearly 38-year extension apiculturist at the University of California-Davis. Nino has her own extensive background in honey bee research.
USDA NIFA director Sonny Ramaswamy made several other key points during his speech at WSU, including a coming emphasis by his program on health and agriculture for funding applicants and the amount of food wasted globally each year.
There have been few potato psyllids spotted in eastern Oregon this year, which is making it difficult for Oregon State University researchers to report results of a field trial designed to find the best pesticide treatments for controlling the insects,...