Jim Cupples, 45, of Springfield, Ore., is making his mark in agriculture technology as the mastermind behind AllTheFarms.com, AgCheck and HempCheck.
WSU livestock specialist Tip Hudson offers a podcast on range and livestock management ranchers can listen to while they're on the road. It's exactly the sort of thing Hudson would listen to h…
Montana State University soil fertility expert Clain Jones recommends farmers sample their fields to determine whether low soil pH is a problem. Agricultural liming is expensive, but is a good…
As a cooperative extension specialist with the University of California-Davis, Sahap Kaan Kurtural leverages artificial intelligence to enable vineyard managers to optimize irrigation without …
Staci Simonich, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology and chemistry at Oregon State University, has been appointed executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
NASA, Google, environmental groups to make water data more accessible in 2021
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Several farmers have begun an effort to bolster research at Washington State University's Wilke Research and Extension Farm by increasing the farm's endowment fund.
Certified nutrient management planners Megan Satterwhite and Tanya Oldham go to work each day with a mission — to help dairymen be the best environmental stewards.
Meat companies are making it easier for you to eat your vegetables by blending them into burgers, meatballs and sausages.
A new endowed professorship in the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will support efforts to improve potato-storage technology.
OLYMPIA — The pesticide chlorpyrifos, besieged in federal lawsuits but stoutly defended by U.S. farm groups, will be evaluated by the Washington Department of Agriculture under a bill passed b…
Officials on March 6 cut the ribbon Washington State University's new Honey Bee and Pollinator research, extension and education facility. It is designed to help protect and improve pollinator health.
A new program to evaluate, foster and promote farmland soils has been approved by the Washington House and Senate.
NRCS remains concerned about Wood, Lost basins
New research led by Oregon State University aims to determine best farming practices for olives, a niche crop in Oregon, which could help to kick-start the state's fledgling industry.
The momentum to ban chlorpyrifos in Washington may stall in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. The chairman, Rep. Brian Blake, said Wednesday that he's uncomfortable with l…
A new map from Washington State University shows where herbicide resistance is developing in weeds. Weed scientist Ian Burke hopes to get more samples from farmers from underrepresented counties.
A University of Idaho Extension two-day workshop increases awareness of the importance of pollinating insects, the dangers they face and ways landowners can help.
Lisbeth Goddik, a longtime professor and dairy extension specialist for Oregon State University, has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology at OSU, overseeing program…
An Idaho scientist stays busy testing seed potatoes to help farmers maximize their crop.
The legislation would allow growers to operate under federal guidelines until the state Department of Agriculture develops a USDA-approved plan.
Researchers at Washington State University are experimenting with fungi extracts to save honeybee colonies from the deadly "deformed wing" virus.
The Washington Senate unanimously approved and sent to the House a bill Monday to create a new program to help farmers improve the health of their soil.
Oregon is bucking the global wine industry’s lackluster sales trend for now but its winemakers are not immune to the slump, according to an industry expert.
Diverse plant communities support soil health, which supports plant health and productivity.
A diversity of plants supports microbial activity in soil.
The capital of Japan's Saga Prefecture is using the carbon dioxide and heat emitted by its waste disposal plant to cultivate crops and grow algae.
Members of the Northwest pear industry discussed the importance of ripening and conditioning programs for the fruit during Oregon State University Extension Service's winter horticulture meeti…
Honeybees, worth almost $20 billion to American agriculture, are worth protecting — and a new biological weapon scientists discovered may help combat honeybees' main enemy, aptly named the var…
Alireza Pourreza is exploring pathways to convert aerial images from drones that monitor crop fields into data that farmers can use.
Washington researchers want to determine whether the amount of damage lygus bugs cause potato growers is enough to warrant insecticide applications.
Colorado potato beetle are resistant to pesticides everywhere in the world – except for the Pacific Northwest. An entomologist from Georgia wanted to find out why.
Western Idaho Ag Expo participants cite trade-pact progress, some higher commodity prices, promising water supplies. Efficiency remains key.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Even a little bit of potato virus Y can cost growers a lot of money, a potato expert says.
Presenters at Feb. 6 soil-health workshop to share lessons learned on sizable beet, potato farm.
Washington State University potato agronomist Rick Knowles will retire in February after 20 years.
A Washington State University study of 31 non-traditional additive products found no benefit, or harm, when potato growers use them alongside traditional fertilizer or herbicide inputs.
Building is completed in Salmon, while CAFE plans and Parma fundraising are making progress.
The cost and complexity of owning and maintaining driverless farm machinery may steer agriculture toward a fee-for-service model instead of growers buying equipment outright.
The biotechnology industry wants to avoid repeating mistakes with gene editing that it made nearly three decades ago with transgenic crops.
As the agritourism coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, Audrey Comerford works with farms, county planners and local tourism organizations.
Blockchain, a shared digital ledger that tracks every transaction in a supply chain, is quickly proving to be an invaluable tool for farmers, processors, distributors and retailers.
Juliana Ranches returns to Burns to focus on cattle nutrition, work with producers
Ontario event aims to cover still-new crop's early lessons, expand knowledge base.
Equipment innovations, optimizing potato quality in range of growing conditions, among topics at major employer's expanded event
Washington researchers are seeking state funding to develop soil health study plans and actions. The researchers are asking for the chance to collect soil samples from at least two fields from…
Chumrau to assist in international market development
Disease problems fairly minimal in '19
Land-management cooperation across jurisdictions, input on federal policy emphasized
BULANCAK, TURKEY — Cavit Ozdemir and his wife, Rukiye, have colonies of some 300,000 honeybees near their home in a village near the Black Sea coast.
Some higher prices, lower expenses provide boost
More advanced research brought Sunkesula to the U.S. from India.
The state Department of Fish and Game has signed voluntary conservation easements on two private properties to protect big-game migration areas on more than 1,800 acres in southeast Idaho.
About $2.9 million raised so far for $7 million project