The grazing panel was part one of a series of webinars focused on agricultural solutions to wildfire. Part two will be held in November, exploring the role of prescribed burning.
Agriculture could be the quickest way to help heal the climate, a soil scientist says.
On June 30, 2020, Bondi announced his retirement from OSU Extension Service but has remained at the station while the university continues to hunt for his replacement. A search is currently un…
Dry farming is a low-input approach to farming. Some farmers draw a distinction between "dry farming" and "dryland farming," while others use the terms interchangeably.
Oregon State University's Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $10 million USDA grant to study how and where the versatile crop can support rural economies across four western states.
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…
Club wheat, a unique subclass of soft white wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest, is highly sought after by Asian customers, but supplies are at a 12-year low after the summer drought.
To offer advanced research capabilities, involve collaborating institutions.
An influx of women in the field over the past four decades has increased the relevance of the topics that agricultural economists study, a recent article says.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Dowen Jocson is using vibrations to disrupt pear psylla pests as they attempt to mate.
BeaverTurf, OSU’s turf management program, is exploring how to grow turfgrass on sports fields, golf courses and parks in a way that’s more environmentally and economically sustainable.
Michael Parrella, whose contagious enthusiasm helps drive a growing lineup of major projects at the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, wants to see them become re…
To the human eye, microalgae often appear as "pond scum" or floating green mats of slime. But there may be more to it than meets the eye.
Battling the elements: UI's Marshall considers environmental, crop-lineup trends in study of cereal varieties, disease.
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.
STARKEY — Rocky Mountain elk in Northeastern Oregon may fall prey to climate change.
Asian giant hornets are apparently seeking out and attacking paper wasp nests in Whatcom County, Wash., a preference scientists hope will help them find and eradicate hornet nests.
Dry weather and prolonged high heat don’t help your onions — unless you’re a breeder field-testing new varieties for future inhospitable conditions.
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.
The EPA said it could not determine that aggregate exposure to chlorpyrifos meets the safety standards of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
A new survey shows a majority of customers understand that real sugar comes from plants and is natural, according to the Sugar Association, the scientific arm of the U.S. sugar industry.
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.
A national food innovation center would serve the local region and attract entrepreneurs from across the country.
Oregon State University has appointed a new leader to oversee statewide outreach and extension programs.
MH-30 labels are "adamant" that the chemical should not be applied to potato plants under stress, says Washington State University vegetable crops specialist Carrie Wohleb.
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 …
LIND, Wash. — A dearth of soil moisture due to drought might not allow researchers to plant wheat this fall at Washington State University's dryland research station, and farmers in other part…
Oregon State University researchers have been awarded a $500,000 USDA grant to study more than 100 plants to find which provide honey bees with the highest nutritional value.
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.
California-based Monarch Tractor will begin field trials in Oregon this year of its new electric, driver-optional "smart" tractor.
The free event, which typically draws about 120 people, will be Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at a research field at 225 N. 350 E., Rupert.
Using a combination of science and diplomacy, researcher Ed Peachey convinces chemical companies to make weed-killing products available for such high-value, niche crops.
Growers are now pushing for solutions that can help farms adapt to increasingly hot and dry conditions, while also tapping into financial incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to cu…
A $20 million grant has helped launch 16 new research projects in areas such as crop breeding, greenhouse technology and micronutrient research.
Weed scientist Joel Felix says onion growers are making progress in their continuing battle against yellow nutsedge.
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…
The station lost 85 varieties of Austrian pine trees — the 40-year-old world collection — 5 acres of winter wheat, 5 acres of stubble and an 8-by-10-foot storage shed
Someone sprayed glyphosate on about 1 acre at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, destroying plantings in research trials.
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.
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.
SALEM — Oregon's universities were given approval by a key committee Thursday to use nearly $446 million in state bonds to finance major building and renovation projects.
It can cost more than $30,000 per acre in cumulative establishment costs to break into the industry, but growers who have are "tasting the fruits" of their labors.
The six-year project will produce data to provide the industry with assessments of dairy’s environmental footprint, setting the stage for new market opportunities
Eighteen traps set in NW states.
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,…
Researchers are working to identify genes that boost heat tolerance in seeds.
Long-term savings seen from early exit of Bridger coal plant.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Farmers and researchers have known soil compaction is a problem ever since the invention of tractors, Haly Neely says.
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…
Wind delayed spraying. And in dry soil, an herbicide applied in the late pre-emergence stage did not get the moisture it needed to activate. Weeds in turn emerged.
Rep. Mike Simpson’s concept, which he discussed on the final day of the June 1-2 Big Dam Meeting in McCall, aims to mitigate economic and other losses that breaching would cause.
As research continues to demonstrate the efficacy of UV-C light as a management tool for farmers, Willamette Valley Vineyards has adopted the technology in place of traditional chemical fungic…
Silvia Rondon was appointed director of OSU's Integrated Pest Management Center, developing research partnerships across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to help farmers improve their producti…
The new grass crop is spotty on the range after a mild winter, helping fast-burning fine fuels such as cheatgrass carry over from last year.
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Bite into a crisp, crimson-cloaked Strawberry Parfait apple and you’ll find just that — hints of strawberry flavor and flesh the color of strawberries in cream. With complex…