Herbicide-resistant variety expected to benefit wheat growers.
MOSCOW, Idaho — The increase in frequency and intensity of wildfires the past 20 years has prompted studies on the impact of wildfire smoke exposure to human health. But little research has be…
The new knowledge about hop genetics, the researchers say, could aid growers in precision-breeding, open up new flavor possibilities to beer brewers and help scientists studying the potential …
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are using tiny bubbles to combat the spread of invasive weeds that rob the alpine lake of its clarity.
DAVIS, Calif. — The University of California-Davis has released two new strawberry varieties.
A new collective for Black farmers and Washington State University are working to grow crops originally raised by Black, Asian and South American immigrants in their home countries.
A national research team is starting a four-year project that involves training dogs to sniff out pests and pathogens, including spotted lanternfly eggs and powdery mildew.
Buildable, a software company in McMinnville, Ore. is now working with SEDCOR and other local economic development groups to create an open-source ERP platform, called OregonERP, allowing smal…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.
EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County residents will vote this spring on a ballot measure that, if passed, would raise property taxes to support the county's 4-H and Oregon State University Extension programs.
Experts say better soil health will in the future drive increases in crop yields as much as advances like new seed hybrids and fertilizers. And making sure soil stays healthy bodes well for a …
More than 20 speakers gave presentations during the two-day National Hemp Symposium, hosted by Oregon State University's Global Hemp Innovation Center and sanctioned by the National Academy of…
To introduce Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act to new session of Congress.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new challenge seeking innovative solutions to reduce water seepage in open irrigation canals across the West.
Work will begin this spring at the first research site for Washington State University’s soil health initiative, but future funding for the project remains in question, a research leader says.
Sample intake rises following March-June drop.
Northwest Farm Credit Services has donated $2 million to the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UI announced Feb. 2.
Fish and Game camera counts peg summer headcount at 1,500-plus for second straight year.
The first SoilCon is next week, and organizers hope it becomes an annual conference devoted to soil health.
Limits on gatherings relaxed.
The Center for Food Safety says FDA disregarded its own testing guidelines in approving a color additive for plant-based burger.
Researchers say the new variety, named UC Wolfskill, will enable growers to harvest earlier, lengthen the harvest season and improve efficiency.
An Oregon State University researcher is zeroing in on plans to build what he describes as "the Disneyland of sustainable agriculture."
Governor's proposed state budget includes one-time, $3 million expenditure on project.
Oregon State University will host the first National Hemp Symposium during a two-day virtual event Feb. 9-10, as growers look ahead to the USDA's final rule regulating production of the versat…
In 2018, Adapt8 received a $50,000 economic development grant from Marion County to build the test greenhouse. Construction finished in December, and Moore said they are now searching for a pa…
Washington State University entomologist Jennifer Andreas plans to soon petition the USDA to allow a non-native insect be turned loose on an invasive weed that she calls, respectfully, "a beast."
Usually part of SW Idaho-E Oregon industry meeting. Larger event canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Longtime Washington State University professor and researcher Bill Pan has retired after 36 years. He worked on many significant crops and is a trusted source of information for farmers, colle…
Washington State University's free soil health webinars, offered Jan. 11-14, will help farmers document improvements made when they change management practices, assistant professor Haiying Tao says.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Andony Melathopoulos says his work is pretty sweet.
Oregon is the first state in the U.S. to create a Master Melittologists program that trains volunteers to become bee experts and use that knowledge to preserve and catalogue bees native to the state.
A form of flour analysis, solvent retention capacity, is making clear to overseas millers and bakers the advantages of using U.S. wheat for their products compared to competing countries, whea…
For the past 20 years, Deanne Meyer has led workshops helping farmers determine the optimal herd size for manure and nitrogen management on California’s 1,300 dairy farms.
NASA and USDA recently signed a new memorandum of understanding, furthering their long-standing collaboration, helping farmers make better decisions for their operations. Brad Doorn, NASA prog…
Researchers at Oregon State University have received a $3 million federal grant to study a harmful bacterial disease affecting carrots — one of the Northwest's signature seed crops sold across…
Lynn W. Gallagher, who for 30 years was the barley breeder at the University of California-Davis, died Dec. 15, 2020. He was 77.
Scientists working in central Idaho and southwest Alberta, Canada, found immigration does not offset harvest mortality, and that pack density declined after the governments began harvest programs.
University of Minnesota researchers are working to increase yields on Kernza, a perennial intermediate wheatgrass in high demand, particularly on the organic market. Project leader James Ander…
Work continues on building, to open next summer.
Participants in an upcoming series of Oregon State University Extension seed and cereal crop virtual meetings will hear about new weed management technology, get insect management updates and …
SALEM — As Oregon farm regulators move to phase out most uses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos by the end of 2023, researchers are scrambling to find alternatives.
The intensive hunt for Asian giant hornets has inadvertently confirmed that a natural enemy of the destructive fruit fly spotted wing drosophila has come to northwest Washington.
Scientists are inching closer to finding genes that could control two of the nation's most aggressive weeds, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp.
The new technology, called ApisProtect, uses sensors, software and other technologies to monitor honey bee colonies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of researchers Wednesday announced a groundbreaking new treatment against parasites in sheep and other livestock, potentially preventing anemia, weight loss, poor me…
Year-old program finds sizable audience for fire-related outreach, education.
Rather than applying nitrogen right at the beginning of the wheat crop, an Oklahoma State University researcher wants to see how long he can delay it without affecting yield. The study could m…
Shewmaker retired this summer but will continue to work with the University of Idaho in emeritus status.
Washington State University has posted its 2021 winter variety trial field maps, said Clark Neely, head of the cereal variety testing program.
The organic industry is most interested in funding research to increase domestic supply.
Americans are consuming four times as much fresh spinach now as they were four decades ago, and the change was propelled by technology.
Researchers at the University of California-Davis are developing varieties of wheat with more dietary fiber in an effort to reduce health concerns such as colon cancer and heart disease.
Small commercial trials of robotic apple picking continued into their second season in Washington orchards this fall with the hope of larger efforts next year.
Oregon State University researchers and a California professor teamed up to win a national contest sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, proposing to develop a spray to slow the gro…