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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,…

The Fallout of October Rains in the Desert

Here in the Columbia Basin, something extraordinary has happened; it rained a lot in October. Although not technically a desert, we are normally desert-like from…

Keep an eye on those pests! Vigilance and adaptability to climate change

I’m a “lumper” rather than a “splitter.” Give me lots of details on different crops, yields, pests, or weeds, and I’ll try to pull out…

Orchard Netting: A Catch All for Climate Change Adaptation

Brendon Anthony is pursuing a Master of Science in the Horticulture program at Washington State University. As a child in elementary school I learned that the…

Biosolids – understanding benefits and risks

Biosolids?  Yes, that means sewage sludge.  Well, sort of.  But before you say YUCK and click off the page, let’s start with what they really…

How useful are models anyway? An example, now open for public comment

Water, water everywhere… but will it continue to be there in the future? Will it be available when we need it? Or do we need…

Join us – The future of water in the Columbia River Basin

Water is the life-blood of agriculture. Without an adequate supply of water we cannot produce, process, or prepare food. You’ve heard the catch-phrase “No Farms,…
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