Wildfires have raged through much of Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho this year. The fires have burned millions of acres and forced thousands of people from their homes.
A $3 million gift will establish an endowed chair in plant pathology at Washington State University.
A new test method that detects a gene-edited canola cultivar has raised the possibility that other crops developed through similar techniques can also be identified.
Targets Potato Virus Y, Mop Top. Researchers in 10 potato-growing states included.
University of California Cooperative Extension researchers just completed a timely study showing cattle grazing is an essential tool in reducing wildfire — a tool they say should be expanded a…
Smaller rootstocks and properly timed thinning could help growers reduce the occurrence of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples, researchers say.
Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have succeeded in pollinating fruit blossoms by spraying soap bubbles containing pollen on them.
Meeting season is taking on a decidedly different look for seed and cereal crop producers in Oregon this fall.
WSU breeder Kevin Murphy hopes to release one or more quinoa varieties in 2021-2022, and increase seed so growers can begin to use them.
University of Idaho agricultural engineer and associate professor Erin Brooks looks for water quality and soil erosion patterns using satellite imagery and crop-yield monitors.
Drinking cranberry juice may suppress bacteria linked to ulcers and stomach cancer, according to a study financed by U.S. cranberry growers and conducted in China, a major potential market for…
OSU-Malheur annual event reconfigured due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 concerns prompt small-tour alternative. Fruit donation to food banks to continue.
A bat-killing fungus has been found in two more Washington counties, indicating white-nose syndrome is spreading on both sides of the Cascades, according to the Washington Department of Fish a…
Making sure the West has the quantity and quality of water it needs will require continued innovation and increased collaboration, Tim Petty said.
Taps longstanding "big data" from agency sources.
A virtual conference hosted by the Oregon State University College of Engineering will feature four live lectures and more than a dozen video chats with researchers discussing topics related t…
The biggest quinoa research needs are adapting the plant to new environments, quality and yield stability, a Danish expert told a global audience.
Researchers say two types of psyllids impact Northwest potato crops, but the one originating in California is most likely to carry the pathogen that causes zebra chip disease.
Innovations in genotyping and phenotyping are driving quinoa breeding, to improve use on marginal lands and address health and climate change, says Mark Tester, a researcher in Saudi Arabia. T…
Plants convert light into energy through photosynthesis. But there is much more to light than meets the eye.
David Gang, professor at WSU's Institute of Biological Chemistry, will collect information this summer from seven test plots across the state. The university has not participated in hemp resea…
Quinoa is a flowering plant primarily raised for its seed and eaten in a manner similar to a grain. Once considered a specialty crop from South America, quinoa is now a worldwide staple.
A $900,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, with matching funds, will help University of California-Berkeley scientists use gene editing to develop wheat varieties …
Aims to determine where agencies are succeeding and where they need to improve.
To help poultry farmers fight parasite infestations, researchers have invented a new insect detection system they believe could transform the industry: "backpacks" for chickens.
Researchers at Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are teaming up on a first-of-its-kind nationwide hemp study to find out how different growing environments may…
The commission is title sponsor of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise and has regular-season sponsorships tied to Boise State University and University of Idaho football.
Water watcher: UI irrigation specialist helps growers make most of supply they have.
The University of Idaho has hired firms to design and construct the largest research dairy in the country.
Onion Variety Days set at OSU Malheur Experiment Station Aug. 25-27.
455-acre Hubby Fire kept away from structures, hay bales.
Cosmo was the grand finale of a series of experiments to create a line of genome-edited cattle tailored for the beef industry.
Twenty years ago, blueberries were a niche crop in Oregon and along the West Coast. Most U.S. production came from states like Michigan and New Jersey. Now the Northwest is the world's dominan…
Researchers are testing a potato field north of Pasco, Wash., confirmed to have the disease late blight.
Marketing spending could shift based on prospects for college football, large events.
A new partnership will allow researchers to more efficiently create higher-yielding wheat hybrids, representatives of BASF and PowerPollen say.
Researchers are warning Pacific Northwest farmers to avoid using Group 1 herbicides year after year or risk losing their effectiveness against weeds such as downy brome.
McIntyre Farms near Caldwell, Idaho, will host an upcoming Soil Health Academy.
The use of artificial intelligence in agriculture is expected to surge as interest increases and technology develops, researchers say.
Veterinary specialist in California focuses on helping dairy farmers make optimal economic decisions.
At 76, Clint Shock is the retired director of the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station south of Ontario, where he remains an emeritus professor.
The School of Food Science shared by the University of Idaho and Washington State University has been divided. Students will still attend classes at both schools, university officials say, but…
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation will donate $200,000 to the University of Idaho’s new research dairy and demonstration farm.
Pioneering research in the United Kingdom may help Washington state keep Asian giant hornets from colonizing the U.S.
Grazing, wildlife habitat among land uses
Agricultural economists weigh in on the effects of COVID-19 on food and agricultural markets. They expect prices to remain stressed through 2020.
The management style practiced by Jack and Teresa Southworth on their Eastern Oregon ranch focuses on rangeland health and the flexibility to adapt as the need arises. The result is healthy la…
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…
Washington State University entomologist Brandon Hopkins is tackling honey bee problems from the perspective of the beekeeper. Getting stung still hurts no matter how many times it happens, he says.
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.
Brian Charlton has been named director of the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, or KBREC.
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…
By torching live trees in a series of controlled experiments, OSU researchers hope they can glean information about how different species burn and generate hot embers, which could ultimately p…
COVID-19 concerns cited. Event in early July typically draws more than 200.