LIND, Wash. — When Shannon Cappellazzi speaks of tornadoes, she’s not referring to funnel clouds and high winds.
A new study by Oregon State University describes how farmers can integrate the samurai wasp as part of an overall pest management strategy for controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that migh…
BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds."
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies’ headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri offi…
Prime potatoes: UI's Olsen prominent in quality, virus research
NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agenc…
NEW YORK (AP) — The price for a share of Beyond Meat almost tripled on the first day of trading in May and that was just a taste of what was to come.
If you like munching on seedlings, consider directing your palate toward microgreens. These tiny vegetables burst with rich, leafy flavors ranging from spicy to sweet, and their nutritional po…
Researchers don’t think wildfire smoke necessarily hurts potato development. But they’re not prepared to say it helps, either.
OTHELLO, Wash. — Ask a farmer why he or she uses a certain practice, and the reply might be: “Because that’s what we’ve always done.”
Irrigation, nutrient strategies emphasized
A national soil health research project, including seven experiments in the Pacific Northwest, will share the spotlight during Washington State University's annual Lind Field Day.
Anita Azarenko will take over as interim Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and director of Oregon State University Extension Service beginning July 7. She replaces Scott Reed…
The 9,000 square-foot facility will house three recirculating aquaculture systems, a new system for rearing shrimp and an analytical laboratory.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocer…
There was the late blight scare, bouts with silver scurf, corn smut and a beet leafhopper that came from out of the blue and transmitted a deadly plant virus.
Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist Jeremiah Dung hopes to engage growers in a citizen-science approach to monitor for ergot in grass seed crops.
BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power pl…
Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the l…
Plant pathologists, cropping systems specialists to present
The son of a subsistence farmer in Nepal never dreamed he would one day be an agricultural research scientist and a leader in artificial intelligence.
PORTLAND — Research into the health benefits of berries is intended to give sales a shot in the arm, but experts say food companies should avoid overzealous claims.
Projects to assess soil health and the agronomic and economic value of manure are in the works.
Greater efficiency, including higher yields, among goals
Team seeks best varieties amid year-to-year condition changes
Agri Beef contributing $2 million
Marella’s affinity for dairy began in his childhood in India with his family’s dairy cows.
Automated apple pickers lead the way as orchardists seek to alleviate labor shortages
Growers should compare the value of what wheat straw does for their fields with the price they could sell it for, a USDA soil scientist says.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Blue tomatoes! Mild habanero peppers! Never heard of such things? That’s the point, says Washington State University Extension agricultural specialist Justin O’Dea. They’re …
Seed researchers and production managers from around the globe will gather in Oregon this spring for the biennial International Herbage Seed Conference.
Constructed wetlands project logs five years of sediment-removal results
Morishita’s extensive research on weed control, support of growers and amiable personality has garnered high praise from Idaho’s agricultural community.
Familiar surroundings inspire problem-solving
Washington State University received more USDA research and development funding than any other university for the second year in a row.
REARDAN, Wash. — More specialty crops have been finding their way into eastern Washington wheat rotations, in part because of the research Howard Nelson has done over the past two decades.
Output on track to double
Study finds greenhouse gases aren’t much of an issue but improvements could be made regarding water use and reactive nitrogen losses.
Group wants IR-4 program funding, independence, continued
Early in life, Surendra Dara decided that no matter which field he chose, he needed to make an impact on it. Always interested in science, he chose agriculture and specialized in entomology.
Researchers at Oregon State University are working on several studies to better predict the behavior and spread of wildfire on the landscape.
A new variety of wheat that would be safe for celiac patients to eat is under development, but researchers say years of testing remain before it could be commercially available.
The American Sheep Industry Association believes data from the study would support the necessity of livestock grazing for healthy rangeland and forests.
The organization will contribute $20,000 a year for five years to the research project.
Purchasing property is the first step in the larger plan for the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
The former director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture is amping up his battle to halt the plan to move the USDA Economic Research Service and NIFA from Washington D.C.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — The first-ever Pacific Northwest Pollinator Summit and Conference, being held Feb. 14-15 on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, included presentations from farme…
David Granatstein has spent a career looking at alternative ways of farming always with the intent of lessening its impact on the environment. He says his greatest contribution has been helpin…
SPOKANE — The new wheat straw pulp plant in Eastern Washington is slated to open by April 1, a company official says.
A company in Bakersfield, Calif., says it has developed a new large-fruit cherry that would be excellent for replacing Chelan as an early variety in the Pacific Northwest.
Pesticide specialist says glyphosate is on everyone’s radar and has become an easy but unjustified target as a link to cancer.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Washington's potato industry has raised $2 million toward creating an endowed professorship at Washington State University to study soil management.
Ranch study area, Research and Extension field stations receive investment
Scientists at Washington State University say woody plant cellulose nanocrystals look promising for protecting tree fruit buds from frost damage.