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Reflections on the 2019 Tilth Conference

Posted by Sarah Nehring | December 12, 2019
Wow! What a lot of information, perspectives, experiences, and interesting conversations packed into one weekend. From the Swan Dance performances by the Yakama Nation to…

2019 Tilth Alliance Conference: Learning Beyond the Surface

Posted by KJ Fitzgerald | December 10, 2019
Before attending the Tilth Alliance Conference I was unsure what “tilth” even meant. I am currently a senior studying organic and sustainable agriculture at Washington…

Experiencing the Future of Farming

Posted by Cass Riggan | December 6, 2019
“Honeybees are not as great as you might think.” This was said by a representative of the Xerces Society, Eric Lee-Mader. The Xerces Society, according…

How Rangeland Resilience Can Help Ranchers Facing Climate Change Impacts

Posted by Georgine Yorgey | November 27, 2019
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…

Can fertilizer derived from dairy manure be used to produce raspberries with minimal food safety risk?

Posted by Karen Hills | November 14, 2019
Whatcom County is in the northwest corner of Washington State and has a rich history of agricultural production. This region is the top producer of…

Exploring the Frontier of Improved Soil Health in Potato Production in the Columbia Basin

Posted by Karen Hills | September 30, 2019
Guest Post By Athena Loos, Field Representative, McCain Foods – During the 3.5 years that I have worked with growers in my role as a…

Soil Health in Potato Production: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Posted by Karen Hills | September 25, 2019
A frequently used—at least, by soil scientists—definition for soil health is “the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living system to sustain…

What You Need to Know About Fruit Acclimation to Heat Stress

Posted by Tara Zimmerman | August 27, 2019
Written by Antoinette Avorgbedor, Intern at Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. Did…

How suitable is apple orchard netting as a sunburn control measure?

Posted by Tara Zimmerman | July 17, 2019
Written by Antoinette Avorgbedor, Intern at WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center and CSANR. More likely than not, you have passed large apple orchards…

Soil (health) evaluation begins by asking “What’s the problem with my soil?”

Posted by Andrew McGuire | July 9, 2019
Soil health – the pursuit that launched a thousand soil tests. I have not actually counted them, but many people are working on many ways…
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