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2019 Annual Report Available

CSANR’s 2019 annual report is now available, and we encourage you to check out some of the great things going on! The report can be…

No-Regrets Strategies that Benefit Ranching Operations and Provide Climate Resilience

Ranchers already manage multiple risks—including those related to economics, production, the environment, and weather. Climate change represents an added risk, but one that is challenging…

How Rangeland Resilience Can Help Ranchers Facing Climate Change Impacts

Natural climate variability, including variability driven by El Niño (ENSO) and Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) cycles, dominates the Pacific Northwest’s climate and will remain very…

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…
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