AURORA, Ore. — Facilities at Oregon State University's North Willamette Research and Extension Center are getting an upgrade, thanks in part to two large private donations — including one that is the largest ever.
A Washington State University search committee is narrowing the list of applicants to be the next dean of the agricultural college. Former Dean Andre-Denis Wright left in June to become provos…
New research is enabling producers to breed sheep successfully out of season using a method called light extension protocol, or "photoperiod protocol."
MOSCOW, Idaho — Ryanne Pilgeram wants to make sure women farmers have ready access to the resources they need.
WSU's College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences has received expedited approval to hire a new agronomist to lead research in a region that includes 3 million dryland acres.
New research from Oregon State University reveals that hemp could offer protection from COVID-19, adding to the list of benefits for the versatile crop.
Oregon State University has chosen Surendra Dara as the new director of the North Willamette Research and Extension Center.
The annual Miller Research Potato Pest Management Meeting is slated for Feb. 10 in Rupert, Idaho.
Researchers have developed a robotic artificial intelligence system that could advance the development of disease-resistant crops, including mildew-resistant grapevine varieties.
New USDA research is digging into the carbon storage capacity of grass seed crops grown in the Willamette Valley, which could benefit farms by providing healthier soils and potential revenue f…
The new Washington State University AgWeatherNet school will help farmers set up weather stations in their fields during an online class next month.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — In his 21 years as the Oregon State University Extension Service horticulture agent for Douglas County, Steve Renquist has seen a major expansion of the area’s agricultural in…
The Ecdysis Foundation, a South Dakota-based agricultural research nonprofit, is undertaking a massive study of "regenerative" agriculture across North America.
Grass seed growers have a new option to help identify vole pressure ahead of crop loss and even isolate where pressure is greatest.
The Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has received three federal grants to strengthen and expand its role responding to large disease outbreaks in animals across the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon State University has passed another milestone in the years-long effort to transform the Elliott State Forest into a research forest.
Oregon State University has named Jeremiah Dung the interim director of the Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Madras.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. — New cover crop research released this December may help shape groundwater policies under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, or SGMA, in several San Joaqui…
A University of Idaho researcher wants to solve the mystery of the Pandora pine moth and its exploding population.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers are studying how Oregon farmers growing trailing blackberries can improve their water use efficiency and irrigate more strategically to boost fruit quality and in…
A team of about 100 researchers across four continents is working to make plants more efficient at converting sunlight into chemical energy as a way to increase yields.
Munts, 70, will retire Jan. 3 after more than 15 years as small farms and urban agriculture coordinator for Washington State University's Spokane County Extension.
It was not astonishing to Sven-Erik Spichiger that the Asian giant hornet popped up in Washington state.
Bovine respiratory disease, or BRD, is the costliest disease in the beef cattle industry nationwide, causing nearly $1 billion in losses annually.
During that time, Bill Schillinger has devoted his professional life to helping farmers flourish on the scant precipitation the region gets each year.
Jensen estimates he’s traveled 120,000 miles, including two trips to Europe and 8,000 driving miles each year for the past 12 years, in pursuit of his passion.
Companies developing protein products from animal cells favor labeling their goods “cultivated,” a description opposed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Cereal Pest AID is a University of Idaho project that uses smart phones and artificial intelligence to automate identification of insect pests affecting wheat and common rotation crops such as…
Oregon State University plans to strengthen its partnership with Eastern Oregon University and expand opportunities for rangeland research, classes and field studies.
Rick Allen worked with the Idaho State Department of Water Resources to develop a model using satellite data.
Untreated areas were incinerated. Areas that had been only thinned or treated with controlled fire survived relatively well. An area that received both thinning and prescribed fire survived best.
Researchers say their new "jelly ice cube" could have significant impacts on many facets of agriculture.
Idaho agriculture officials and Gov. Brad Little on Nov. 23 toured a new Boise lab building that will help scientists and technicians keep up with higher testing volume.
Washington State University recently released a "road map" for learning more about soil health in different types of agriculture across the state.
Roughly 90% of the soil in the Pacific Northwest does not have an optimum pH level, longtime Washington State University researcher Paul Carter says.
A research project led by Oregon State University has the potential to reduce food waste by utilizing seafood byproducts as a cheap, high-quality source of protein.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has awarded grants for 15 research projects totaling nearly $2 million to help farmers grow and market specialty crops.
Xianming Chen sees a future when farmers can raise wheat without worrying about stripe rust.
The Greener Cattle Initiative will award $5 million in research grants over the next five years.
The USDA distributed $4.65 million for 20 projects to support specialty crops in Washington, the state Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
CORVALLIS – Oregon State University researchers and a team of West Coast university collaborators have received a $7.65 million grant to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes, a project…
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.