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Experts say better soil health will in the future drive increases in crop yields as much as advances like new seed hybrids and fertilizers. And making sure soil stays healthy bodes well for a …

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Researchers say the new variety, named UC Wolfskill, will enable growers to harvest earlier, lengthen the harvest season and improve efficiency.

Oregon State University will host the first National Hemp Symposium during a two-day virtual event Feb. 9-10, as growers look ahead to the USDA's final rule regulating production of the versat…

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In 2018, Adapt8 received a $50,000 economic development grant from Marion County to build the test greenhouse. Construction finished in December, and Moore said they are now searching for a pa…

Washington State University entomologist Jennifer Andreas plans to soon petition the USDA to allow a non-native insect be turned loose on an invasive weed that she calls, respectfully, "a beast."

Longtime Washington State University professor and researcher Bill Pan has retired after 36 years. He worked on many significant crops and is a trusted source of information for farmers, colle…

Washington State University's free soil health webinars, offered Jan. 11-14, will help farmers document improvements made when they change management practices, assistant professor Haiying Tao says.

For the past 20 years, Deanne Meyer has led workshops helping farmers determine the optimal herd size for manure and nitrogen management on California’s 1,300 dairy farms.

NASA and USDA recently signed a new memorandum of understanding, furthering their long-standing collaboration, helping farmers make better decisions for their operations. Brad Doorn, NASA prog…

Researchers at Oregon State University have received a $3 million federal grant to study a harmful bacterial disease affecting carrots — one of the Northwest's signature seed crops sold across…

Scientists working in central Idaho and southwest Alberta, Canada, found immigration does not offset harvest mortality, and that pack density declined after the governments began harvest programs.

University of Minnesota researchers are working to increase yields on Kernza, a perennial intermediate wheatgrass in high demand, particularly on the organic market. Project leader James Ander…

Participants in an upcoming series of Oregon State University Extension seed and cereal crop virtual meetings will hear about new weed management technology, get insect management updates and …

Washington State University has posted its 2021 winter variety trial field maps, said Clark Neely, head of the cereal variety testing program.

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.

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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.

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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…