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A New Method for Measuring Plant Available Water Capacity Helps Document Benefits of Biochar-Soil Mixtures

Posted by Karen Hills | May 18, 2020
This is part of a series highlighting work by Washington State University (WSU) researchers through the Waste to Fuels Technology Partnership between the Department of…

Check it Out: Can Biochar Be Used for Carbon Dioxide Drawdown in Washington State?

Posted by Karen Hills | March 25, 2020
This is part of a series highlighting work by Washington State University (WSU) researchers through the Waste to Fuels Technology Partnership between the Department of…

How does regenerative agriculture reduce nutrient inputs?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | February 4, 2020
“When you start farming regeneratively, you rely a lot less on external inputs, such as fertilizers…"  – Tom Tolputt One of regenerative agriculture’s extraordinary claims…

A look into the Tilth Conference

Posted by Ryan Sample | December 18, 2019
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity by the CSANR to travel to Yakima and attend the annual Tilth Conference 2019 with some…

Small Steps to Big Change

Posted by Jennifer Miller | December 16, 2019
This weekend at the Tilth Conference 2019 in Yakima, WA I realized something about change. There are so many issues and projects that need support:…

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…
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