Rather than applying nitrogen right at the beginning of the wheat crop, an Oklahoma State University researcher wants to see how long he can delay it without affecting yield. The study could mean timing nitrogen for maximum efficiency, associate professor Brian Arnall says.
Shewmaker retired this summer but will continue to work with the University of Idaho in emeritus status.
Washington State University has posted its 2021 winter variety trial field maps, said Clark Neely, head of the cereal variety testing program.
The organic industry is most interested in funding research to increase domestic supply.
Americans are consuming four times as much fresh spinach now as they were four decades ago, and the change was propelled by technology.
Researchers at the University of California-Davis are developing varieties of wheat with more dietary fiber in an effort to reduce health concerns such as colon cancer and heart disease.
Small commercial trials of robotic apple picking continued into their second season in Washington orchards this fall with the hope of larger efforts next year.
Oregon State University researchers and a California professor teamed up to win a national contest sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, proposing to develop a spray to slow the gro…
As an ex-firefighter, Chris Dunn knows withdrawing from advancing flames is discouraging — but as a fire science researcher, he understands such retreats can be strategic.
Spackman assesses industry needs, targets diversity of research sites. Nutrient management among work areas.
USDA this month awarded Oregon nearly $2 million in funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which will fund 14 innovative projects statewide.
The University of Oregon is leading a study to test the hygiene and infectious disease control properties of mass timber in outpatient health care facilities.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University and state Department of State Lands officials participated Thursday in a two-hour remote session on OSU’s draft plan for the Elliott State Forest.
The historic Silk Road is responsible for one of the world's most popular fruits: the domesticated apple.
Ambrose, Darrington, Jemmett well-known in industry.
The USDA wants to release a parasitic fungus from Europe to help subdue the bearded creeper, a rangeland weed that’s infested several Western states.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lists building soil carbon as one of the most significant climate actions in the land-use sector.
More than 30% of pesticide labels fail to follow Environmental Protection Agency recommendations and provide incorrect information about their toxicity to pollinators.
USDA research entomologist Jackie Serrano said Thursday that ARS will try to chemically replicate hornet pheromones in time for next year's trapping season.
Gary Fornshell served as the University of Idaho’s first and only aquaculture extension educator for nearly 28 years.
Hop farmers in the Pacific Northwest use roughly 425,000 miles of twine each season to string their trellises by hand, but a new machine can do much of the hard work for them.
Organic crops again took the lion’s share of all organic sales in 2019. At $5.8 billion, those crop sales were 58% of the $9.9 billion in all organic sales, according to USDA’s latest organic survey.
The hunt for Asian giant hornets will go on in northwest Washington, as state Department of Agriculture entomologists seek to find more nests after a successful eradication Saturday.
Women farmers appear to be at a disadvantage when it comes to working through the bureaucracy to access farmer resources, University of Idaho researchers say. They're leading a four-year study…
The 1 minute, 19 second video was posted Thursday on social media sites, light-heartedly celebrating a three-year project to purify livestock waste at a 6,000-cow dairy in Grant County.
Augie Kooistra, owner of Augie's Ag Sales in Ephrata, Wash., decided to try raising the plant this year after touring several states, where he saw cotton and rice grown for the first time.
University of Idaho Extension will offer its annual Idaho Ag Outlook Seminar in virtual sessions Dec. 15-18.
Bringing federal land managers together with stakeholders helps advance restoration proposals, keep large-scale projects on track.
A University of Idaho weed, potato researcher looks at excess rainfall's role in herbicide damage.
In a new study, researchers experimented with a sustainable, plastic-free type of mulch: soybean-oil coated sand.
Previous studies in outdoor settings were terminated over biosecurity issues.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has approved more than $1.8 million for 17 specialty crop block grant projects.
USDA's Economic Research Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture are "thriving" a year after relocating out of Washington D.C., an agency official told a University of Idaho audience.
Normally, winegrape growers use fungicides to treat powdery mildew. A research team led by Cornell University is now demonstrating how UV light can also kill the fungus at night, when the orga…
Loss of flowering plants and indiscriminate use of pesticides could seriously shrink mason bee and other wild bee populations, according to University of California-Davis researchers.
California researchers are asking for samples of fermented fruits and vegetables to study whether they can help fight disease.
Washington State University's new malt barley laboratory will develop varieties specifically to add value for Pacific Northwest farmers. Adding profit would make barley more desirable and poss…
A handful of innovative farmers and Oregon State University researchers are improving grass-based pasture systems using techniques common in New Zealand but new to the Pacific Northwest.
A survey of Oregon farmworkers indicates a majority of farms are taking precautions for COVID-19, but conditions in the fields and at home can make it difficult for workers to avoid exposure t…
Oregon State University Extension educator Christy Tanner is slated to move from Malheur County to the Willamette Valley.
Flooding, aquifer levels, among issues in S. Idaho basin.
Longtime event reworked amid COVID-19 concerns
The assessment challenges some evidence cited by advocates of banning chlorpyrifos. "Despite several years of study, the science addressing neurodevelopmental effects remains unresolved," the …
Hemp researchers at Oregon State University are convening a new working group to study the effects of wildfire smoke on the versatile crop following another brutal wildfire season across the West.
Fires have damaged university research facilities and COVID-19 has slowed ag studies, but research continues.
From the tragedy has emerged a special sort of person — a Hero. This is a person or organization that went the extra mile to help a neighbor, friend — or total stranger. We want to honor these…
A $3 million gift will establish an endowed chair in plant pathology at Washington State University.
A new test method that detects a gene-edited canola cultivar has raised the possibility that other crops developed through similar techniques can also be identified.
Targets Potato Virus Y, Mop Top. Researchers in 10 potato-growing states included.
University of California Cooperative Extension researchers just completed a timely study showing cattle grazing is an essential tool in reducing wildfire — a tool they say should be expanded a…
Smaller rootstocks and properly timed thinning could help growers reduce the occurrence of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples, researchers say.
Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have succeeded in pollinating fruit blossoms by spraying soap bubbles containing pollen on them.
Meeting season is taking on a decidedly different look for seed and cereal crop producers in Oregon this fall.
WSU breeder Kevin Murphy hopes to release one or more quinoa varieties in 2021-2022, and increase seed so growers can begin to use them.
University of Idaho agricultural engineer and associate professor Erin Brooks looks for water quality and soil erosion patterns using satellite imagery and crop-yield monitors.