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Rapid Evaluation of Winter Wheat Residue Decomposition Potential

Managing crop residue is essential to reduced and no-till farming systems that enhance soil health and reduce soil erosion. And growers in different parts of…

Using Natural Defense Responses to Protect Against Pest Damage in Potatoes

Peptide elicitors are naturally occurring signaling compounds that act within plants to induce and amplify defense responses. If specific peptide elicitors could be identified and…

Northwest Rangelands – Where Do our Climate Vulnerabilities Lie?

What will climate change look like on Pacific Northwest rangelands, which cover a huge area of our region? It will undoubtedly have complex impacts on…

Learning from some of the first adopters of high residue farming in the Columbia Basin

Topsoil has often been referred to as the “thin skin” of our planet, essential for producing the food that feeds us. Because it’s not easy…

BIOAg Funding Awards Announced

Meijun Zhu et al. are investigating how manure-derived fertilizers impact the bacterial community and antibiotic resistance genes in Washington red raspberry fields. Photo: T. Zimmerman…

Calculating Climate Benefits for Climate Smart Farms

Farmer and long-time CSANR advisory committee member, Dale Gies. Photo: S. Kantor. What are the climate impacts of a given farm practice?  While we know…

New publication tackles approaches to nutrient recovery from dairy manure

Building on our long-term efforts relating to dairy nutrient management, we now have a new publication that summarizes the various approaches being explored for nutrient…

2017 In Review

2017 was an incredibly busy and productive year for us at CSANR, and I’m pleased to be able to share some of what we accomplished…

Stepping back: What have we learned about agriculture and climate change, and where do we go from here?

As a number of large climate-and-agriculture projects at our Pacific Northwest universities have come to an end over the last year, we felt it was…

What have we learned about dryland cropping systems in the last 15 years?

Dryland crops are a common sight east of the Cascades, and cover a LOT of acreage in the Pacific Northwest – more than 5.8 million…
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