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CORVALLIS, Ore. — After this summer's heat waves scorched Northwest hop yards, reducing yields, many growers are asking for more heat- and drought-resilient hop varieties — and researchers, re…


As winegrape harvest approaches and wildfires rip across the West, Washington State University scientists are conducting new research to help growers prepare for — and combat — smoke exposure.


Washington State University, with a $20 million federal grant from USDA, will lead a new national research institute focused on artificial intelligence, or AI, in agriculture.

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The EPA said it could not determine that aggregate exposure to chlorpyrifos meets the safety standards of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. 

After a childhood on a dryland farm in Montana and earning his master's degree in dryland wheat production, Mylen Bohle’s professional career went in a different direction — irrigation research.

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The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants for 11 small businesses that address food safety, processing, and nutrition issues. Four are …

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Three U.S. companies have teamed up to pollinate crops, including fruit and nut trees, using aerial drones that swoop over trees and drop dry pollen onto blossoms.

Washington State University experts advise potato farmers to use "extra vigilance" monitoring their fields for potato psyllids, after a higher number of the insects have been found to be carry…

Once the machine identifies a weed, two knives close together on the row to kill it and then open again to make way for the crop.

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Studies show that in 98% of hives nationwide, wax and pollen are contaminated with an average of six pesticides, which can kill bees or reduce a bee's immunity to varroa mites and pathogens.

Longtime soil researcher Rich Koenig is stepping in as interim dean of Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, replacing Andre-Denis Wright,…


Warm, dry conditions mean the potential for significant fires — burning acreage above long-term medians — this month is expected to increase to above normal for portions of southern and centra…