Uri Shani invents option for farmers who use flood irrigation
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Public land advocates say more than 6 million acres of state property scattered across 11 Western states are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to r…
APHIS spokesman: 291 interviews were conducted during the 2013 investigation of GMO discovery.
Processors sponsor the new products competition to attract up-and-coming food scientist to Idaho.
Researchers from three states aim to add tools for ranchers, land managers
The new innovation and community center also houses Chobani’s global research and development center.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much wate…
Coleman Agriculture, one of the largest growers of hops in Oregon, is working with researchers at Oregon State University to learn how terroir affects sensory qualities of hops.
Grazing practices employed this fall greatly affect the grass growth next spring. The hot temperatures will soon be over and fall weather will be here. It’s time to be thinking about fall gras…
Washington State University will honor supporters and others past and present who have aided the study of insects.
The USDA disagrees with the finding of its Office of the Inspector General that the department may have violated federal law when it used funding without the approval of congressional committe…
GENEVA (AP) — Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says…
Samples from food-processing steps important in EPA process
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal employees union charged Tuesday that recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut…
Onion Variety Day set Aug. 27 near Ontario
An educational arm of the Northwest cherry industry, Cherry Institute, is warning cherry growers to move aggressively to combat a disease that a scientist warns could be as devastating to Nort…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Plans for protecting sage grouse in five Western states are being changed in ways that will conserve habitat while allowing ranchers to maintain their livelihoods, federal …
After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers.
Oregon State University is preparing for a hiring spree in its Extension service, agricultural experiment stations and forest research lab due to a funding boost from lawmakers.
He has a love for specialty crop research and has spent a career elevating its importance and its private and public funding.
A South African company that recently opened operations in the U.S. is touting its pest, disease, irrigation, tree health and yield monitoring for tree fruits, nuts and vineyards.
Gene-edited tomatoes that are resistant to common viruses can be introduced into the U.S. without coming under federal regulations for genetically engineered plants.
Grazing, well to south, so far not affected
Drones have been used in war, espionage, research, videography — and farming. Now, drones are being adapted for blueberry crops.
Seed Piece Decay seen in some spots during otherwise low-pressure year
PULLMAN, Wash. — USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has a new building on the drawing boards that will provide researchers with much-needed updated facilities.
A horticulturalist and apple breeder at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center has been appointed its new interim director.
Researchers at Oregon State University have determined a combination of factors — apart from pesticides — may be to blame in part of bumblebee deaths beneath linden trees.
Agronomist to combine research, extension duties
Night tracking via GPS, special fencing show promise
PULLMAN, Wash. — A lot of bread has moved through the USDA’s Western Wheat Quality Lab in the last three decades, and food technologist Doug Engle has personally handled all of it.
The researchers are seeking input across the entire agricultural and food business chain.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $100,000 to the University of Idaho and Montana State University for research aimed at helping barley farmers use less water and increase profitability.
State Dept. of Agriculture director to speak
OTHELLO, Wash. — Seed lot trials at Washington State University’s potato field day reveal some cautionary signs for farmers.
Bastian was instrumental in a university program to educate more dairy scientists to fill needed roles in the dairy industry, particularly in the West.
The USDA's Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center in Pendleton, Ore. plans to hire three new positions after receiving an additional $2 million in funding through Congress.
As Washington’s wine industry continues to grow, it decides to spend more on research to stay competitive and raise its global awareness.
LIND, Wash. — Weed researcher Ian Burke has been named Washington State University’s R. James Cook Endowed Chair in Wheat Research.
LIND, Wash. — When Shannon Cappellazzi speaks of tornadoes, she’s not referring to funnel clouds and high winds.
A new study by Oregon State University describes how farmers can integrate the samurai wasp as part of an overall pest management strategy for controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug.
Prime potatoes: UI's Olsen prominent in quality, virus research
Researchers don’t think wildfire smoke necessarily hurts potato development. But they’re not prepared to say it helps, either.
OTHELLO, Wash. — Ask a farmer why he or she uses a certain practice, and the reply might be: “Because that’s what we’ve always done.”
Irrigation, nutrient strategies emphasized
A national soil health research project, including seven experiments in the Pacific Northwest, will share the spotlight during Washington State University's annual Lind Field Day.
Anita Azarenko will take over as interim Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and director of Oregon State University Extension Service beginning July 7. She replaces Scott Reed…
The 9,000 square-foot facility will house three recirculating aquaculture systems, a new system for rearing shrimp and an analytical laboratory.
There was the late blight scare, bouts with silver scurf, corn smut and a beet leafhopper that came from out of the blue and transmitted a deadly plant virus.
Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist Jeremiah Dung hopes to engage growers in a citizen-science approach to monitor for ergot in grass seed crops.
Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the l…
Plant pathologists, cropping systems specialists to present
The son of a subsistence farmer in Nepal never dreamed he would one day be an agricultural research scientist and a leader in artificial intelligence.
PORTLAND — Research into the health benefits of berries is intended to give sales a shot in the arm, but experts say food companies should avoid overzealous claims.
Projects to assess soil health and the agronomic and economic value of manure are in the works.