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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…

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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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

The coronavirus pandemic has forced five universities to move a rare regional conference on manure from a Boise hotel to Zoom.

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Biotech developers can decide for themselves whether crops are exempt from federal scrutiny under the USDA’s new regulatory structure for genetic engineering.

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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…

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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…

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 …

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.