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Exploring Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Agriculture in the Northwest

One of the best things about my work is that it connects me with researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds who are committed…

Let the worms do the work – Critters help dairies manage manure

Managing manure is a big part of what goes on at the “back end” of a dairy. Doing it well is important to avoid impacts…

Parched and drenched – we can expect both in the Northwest

The snow-covered landscape, the Columbia River, and the pine forests covered with signs of the recent ice storm provided the backdrop for the Climate Impacts…

Under what climatic conditions will it make economic sense to switch to a new irrigation system?

Investing in efficient irrigation systems usually requires significant capital. As with other capital-intensive investments, doing it would only make economic sense if the benefits exceed…

Summarizing Scientific Knowledge about Agriculture and Climate Change in the Northwest U.S. and Plotting a Roadmap for the Future

Back in March of 2016, a group of agriculture sector stakeholders– including researchers, policy makers and producers– met in Tri-Cities, Washington, for the Agriculture in…

Hot, hotter, hottest (so far) – Should I care?

I must confess that sometimes I like geeking out on data—raw climate data, for example. But most of the time I don’t have enough background…

Flex Cropping – Storing More Carbon Under Challenging Environmental Conditions

Organic matter – the organic component of soil – is key to soil health. Organic matter serves as a reservoir of nutrients for crops, provides…

BioEarth Webinar Series: Reporting on five years of climate impacts & nutrient dynamics research in the Northwest US

WSU’s BioEarth research team is hosting a webinar series in collaboration with the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. The BioEarth project has sought…

High Residue Farming Workshop for Irrigated Producers

WSU Extension is hosting an upcoming workshop on the basics of High Residue Farming on November 30, 2016, 9:30-3:30 in Moses Lake.  Details for those…

Growing condition analogues – Understanding future climate through past experience

Weather is the most important driver of agricultural production. Year-to-year changes in the weather affect growing conditions, which then lead to important swings in yields,…
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