Grazing, wildlife habitat among land uses
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — While Heliponix’s in-home computerized vegetable-growing machine has always seemed like a great idea, the coronavirus pandemic might be the push needed to get the wider pub…
Agricultural economists weigh in on the effects of COVID-19 on food and agricultural markets. They expect prices to remain stressed through 2020.
The management style practiced by Jack and Teresa Southworth on their Eastern Oregon ranch focuses on rangeland health and the flexibility to adapt as the need arises. The result is healthy la…
Washington State University’s dryland research station in Lind received more than three times the average amount of rain in May, prompting a researcher there to predict higher yields for the r…
Washington State University entomologist Brandon Hopkins is tackling honey bee problems from the perspective of the beekeeper. Getting stung still hurts no matter how many times it happens, he says.
Boise-based Amalgamated Sugar will contribute $500,000 to support improvements to the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center, UI announced July 1.
A grizzly bear has attacked a federal biologist during a surprise encounter at a research site in Montana's Centennial Valley.
Brian Charlton has been named director of the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, or KBREC.
Construction of the $10 million Idaho State Department of Agriculture Diagnostic Laboratory is expected to start by late September and conclude about a year later in east Boise north of ISDA h…
By torching live trees in a series of controlled experiments, OSU researchers hope they can glean information about how different species burn and generate hot embers, which could ultimately p…
COVID-19 concerns cited. Event in early July typically draws more than 200.
Letter to Perdue advocates qualification for highest per-unit loss rate based on broad exposure to COVID-19 closures
Two widely used agricultural pesticides intended as safe for pollinators actually shorten the lives of honey bees and cause significant physiological stress when sprayed at suggested rates, ac…
A $10 million grant from the USDA will help University of Idaho researchers develop a way to turn cow manure into revenue.
Jack Brown, retired in May from the University of Idaho after 28 years as oilseed breeder. During his tenure he developed new varieties of canola, mustard and rapeseed.
Northwest farmers are working with a team of international researchers to see just how high wheat yields in the region can go.
The World Potato Congress Inc. named three new members of its board of directors effective July 1, including an executive at Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.
The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Tour in Aberdeen is slated for June 30 in an in-person format modified to help reduce COVID-19 risk.
A joint U.S.-Israeli research fund has approved $7.3 million this June for 22 agricultural research projects done jointly by Israeli and U.S. scientists. Three 2020 awardees are based in California.
Across the West, growers are turning to a tiny, overlooked insect to pollinate crops: the native mason bee.
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Wireworms this year are popping up in areas where wheat growers previously didn't find them, Washington researchers and farmers say.
The risk of large wildfires through September will be above normal in Northern California, the Great Basin and much of the Northwest.
Detection of additional crop diseases expected. Faster reporting moves to online platform.
The research team is asking dairy producers, workers and allied industry to complete the surveys as soon as possible.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released the final environmental impact statement for the Blackrock Land Exchange between the agency and J.R. Simplot Co. near Pocatello, Idaho.
The second International Quinoa Research Symposium, offered online for free, could reach up to 1,000 participants. Washington State University specialty crop breeder Kevin Murphy says quinoa h…
Without low-intensity fires periodically consuming the brush and small trees of the dry inland forests, they’re now more densely packed with vegetation that can fuel large wildfires
Field to Market has more than 140 members, including agribusinesses and brands.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced five universities to move a rare regional conference on manure from a Boise hotel to Zoom.
Biotech developers can decide for themselves whether crops are exempt from federal scrutiny under the USDA’s new regulatory structure for genetic engineering.
Farmers will still be able check out potato variety trials despite the cancellation of Washington State University's annual research field day.
Record of Decision released for part of plan to reduce wildfire risk in sagebrush landscape
Louise-Marie Dandurand, colleagues, make strides in battling major potato pest pale cyst nematode.
Elk hoof disease has been found for the first time in the Yakima herd in Central Washington, expanding the geographic reach of a pathogen that resembles one that makes cattle lame.
Turning loose a non-native wasp to sting and kill an aphid that feasts on wheat and barley in the Western U.S. has received an environmental endorsement from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health…
Big flavor houses, like those that invented Cool Ranch Doritos and Honey Nut Cheerios, dominate the industry. But as consumer preferences change, farms constitute a growing niche in the flavor sector.
City slickers might think farming involves just sticking seeds in the ground and deciding how much to water them, but anyone who works in agriculture knows it’s a lot more complicated than that.
Two new department heads are taking the reins at Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Work at field stations, extension offices, pivots to meet needs of COVID-19 response
Camera counts aim to build on 2019 project debut.
The regional Landscapes in Transition research project continues the legacy of a $20 million six-year study that's providing necessary knowledge for how growers can remain profitable against c…
Using municipal waste to grow heartier crops is nothing new in agriculture, but as the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 2,000 Oregonians sickened and 78 dead as of April 21, communities ar…
To test its durability, potato farmers kicked and dropped the Soiltech Wireless, a sensor that looks like a lemon-yellow, 8-inch tall thermos and provides field data about soil moisture, tempe…
A tiger in a New York zoo recently tested positive for COVID-19, and researchers at Washington State University want to find out what that means for people, their pets and livestock.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a bill directing the state Department of Agriculture to spend $299,000 to evaluate the pesticide chlorpyrifos and adopt rules limiting its use.
Growers now grapple with so-called “superweeds” present on hundreds of millions of acres across the U.S., according Stratus Ag Research.
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
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.