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OSU researchers study warm-water mass off West Coast
The mass of warm water in the ocean — hundreds of miles wide and about as long as California — has average temperatures that are 5 degrees to 7 degrees higher than normal.

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OSU poised to expand research, extension
$14 million included in a higher education bill would allow Oregon State University to hire new research and extension employees, reversing a years-long reduction in manpower. The Oregon Senate still must pass the full funding package.
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start collecting hard data from its trials.
Idaho wheat growers experience chloride deficiency
Idaho wheat growers experience chloride deficiency
A University of Idaho cereals pathologist has seen crop damage in wheat due to chloride deficiency.
Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic
A Kansas State University veterinary expert advises that ranchers shouldn't expect their veterinarians to automatically approve uses of medicially important antibiotics under new federal guidelines that fully take effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Farmers consider high-residue equipment to preserve moisture
Farmers consider high-residue equipment to preserve moisture
The Palouse Rock Lake Conservation District held a demonstration of high-residue farming equipment June 23 near St. John, Wash. Growers saw various examples of direct-seed drills through high residue cut by farmer Tracy Eriksen's new stripper header.
Idaho grain rebounding from barley yellow dwarf
Idaho grain rebounding from barley yellow dwarf
Heavy May rainfall has reduced the severity of some cereal crop diseases, including barley yellow dwarf virus, but contributed to outbreaks of other problems.
Growers respond to hot psyllid with spray programs
Growers respond to hot psyllid with spray programs
Idaho officials have reported thei first potato psyllid infected with Liberibacter bacterium that causes zebra chip from a commercial spud field.
Leaf rust found in Willamette Valley
Leaf rust found in Willamette Valley
Leaf rust, not usually seen for more than a decade, has shown up this year in the Willamette Valley.
Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy
Drones could map plant communities before a fire.
Farm, technology sectors agree Idaho can be a leader in agtech
Farm, technology sectors agree Idaho can be a leader in agtech
Leaders in Idaho's agricultural and technology sectors met during a first-ever AgriTech Summit June 16 and discussed ways both sides could benefit from a close partnership between the top two sectors of the state's economy.