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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.

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…

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.

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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.

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,…

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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…

Calyxt, a Minnesota-based plant technology firm, has transformed the hemp genome to provide a “proof of concept” that the crop can be altered with its TALEN method of using “gene scissors.”

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The project aims to uncover electric tractors' pros and cons. The team will study battery life, emissions reductions, operational costs, safety and what type of farms and crops e-tractors are …

Washington State University will resume most of its field tour schedule in-person this year after canceling them last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases in Washington State University's Allen School for Global Animal Health, most of Guy Palmer's current work is on the human side, especi…

Trade, labor and foreign animal diseases were the top issues discussed last week by the National Pork Producers Council at its Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

The 2021 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting done virtually in mid-February included a discussion on low stress handling of livestock. A team of experienced educators, led by Chris Sch…

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to prohibit trafficking in live hornets, a quarantine inspired by Asian giant hornets and other invasive hornets that eat fruit and kill po…

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Boston-based startup Guardian Agriculture has invented an autonomous crop-dusting drone intended to complement or replace crop dusting using low-flying planes.