Thomas DeLuca, who currently serves as dean of the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation, has been named dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
Vicki McCracken, the new director of Washington State University Extension, promises to improve the connection between the university and the farmers it serves.
The Pacific Northwest will see slightly above normal temperatures and normal precipitation throughout the winter, a well-known weatherman predicts.
As hemp continues to gain ground across Oregon, scientists and regulators presented their latest findings about the versatile plant during a half-day seminar Dec. 4, covering everything from f…
Daniela Carrijo, a postdoctoral student and agronomist with Barley World — the barley breeding program at OSU — provided an update of research projects Dec. 5 at the 46th annual Hermiston Farm…
Chad Higgins, an associate professor of ecological and biological engineering at Oregon State University, has his sights set on establishing what he calls "the Disneyland of sustainable agriculture."
Stuart Reitz, director of the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station, discussed requirements and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act at the 46th annual Hermiston Fa…
A California company fell behind goals but did its first commercial robotic harvest of Washington apples this fall. An Israeli competitor tested its machine. Both hope to provide orchard-ready…
Idaho-Eastern Oregon Seed Association speakers address growth, other issues
Test marks multiple traits that can enhance producers' decision making
Miller, university researchers, make advances on potato Pink Rot control
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fisheries managers are optimistic a program to save imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon is heading in the right direction despite few of the ocean-going fish making it bac…
SPOKANE — If farmers continue their usual patterns of herbicide use, they'll increase the number of resistant weeds in their fields and burn through the remaining effective chemistries, Northw…
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three mon…
Adoption of breeding technologies and genetics will become increasingly important for success.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he has “absolutely zero regrets” over the decision to move two research agencies' headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Ka…
CORVALLIS, Ore. — As the dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Alan Sams’ influence extends far beyond campus.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new presiden…
Would designate over 1.1 million acres in Malheur County as wilderness
Landowners in Washington are more OK with the farmers renting their property making conservation efforts than previously thought, the American Farmland Trust says.
As a social scientist, UI research associate Katie Dentzman is tackling the growing problem of herbicide resistance in weeds.
MOSCOW, Idaho — Some people blame farmers for weeds that have developed resistance to herbicides.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released their annual brochure of facts and figures about Oregon agriculture on Oct. 31, including crop p…
Researchers want to hear from Northwest farmers about weeds that have become resistant to herbicides.
A national company has shared the results of a trial of its hay preservative, finding that it helps bales with higher moisture levels maintain their value.
Leader of Zamzows chain finds the answers in soil health
November-April effort often increases snowpack by double-digit percentages
When Isaac Madsen helped plant spring canola variety trials earlier this year, he had no idea he'd later be taking on a leadership role.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Most people take pictures of flowers, but not Michael Neff.
A $1 million donation has pushed the University of Idaho past the halfway point for funding its new $8 million meat science facility, slated to open in 2023.
University personnel and others collected 4,000 pounds of soil.
The USDA has announced $2.1 million in grants for 14 projects in Oregon to promote specialty crops statewide, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and nursery plants.
Spear’s work will focus on bringing viable varieties to market.
A chance meeting several years ago began a relationship between an African agricultural advocate and an Idaho ag leadership group.
A Seattle distillery is funding a new fellowship at Washington State University's Bread Lab in Mount Vernon to study barley varieties most suitable for making whiskey.
Oregon State University has received a $1 million donation from a Willamette Valley hemp seed company to study hemp genetics that could unlock new markets for the versatile crop.
LACEY, Wash. — Stephen Bramwell’s grandfather, an Idaho sugar beet grower, invited him to farm, but that was far from Bramwell’s mind after graduating from high school in Eugene, Ore.
Researchers have identified and cloned a gene that could fend off stripe rust in wheat and barley.
PROSSER, Wash. — Drive through the Yakima Valley and you’ll see many of Washington’s crops at their best.
Looks at cows' ability to keep grazing at elevation when conditions toughen
The expansion included a pilot plant for research and development.
UI's Ryu sees drones playing greater role in farm, water quality
Former barley breeder Kevin Murphy isn't leaving the grain completely behind in his new job.
Dormant-season grazing research, landscape-scale impacts, addressed
Population growth, water supply among issues
The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a key researcher to help farmers address a starch problem that can develop in wheat, costing millions of dollars in lower prices.
Three more months may pass before researchers can report whether wolves occupy the South Cascades, a University of Washington scientist said Wednesday.
Sindhuja Sankaran develops an early warning system for plant diseases
Clive Kaiser, horticulture professor and Umatilla County extension agent for OSU in Milton-Freewater, will take over as interim director at HAREC beginning Sept. 3.
Pole-and-willow structures help keep stream flowing longer
Crop quality looks good in wetter, cooler year
Instrumental in UI pomology, viticulture program
Washington’s besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
Natural methods of combating pear psylla was among topics discussed at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center’s field day.