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Investigator: Desta, K.

Monitoring Uptake of Legume N by Apple Trees Using Nitrogen Isotope Discrimination

Intercropped legumes can supply nitrogen to fruit trees and reduce the need for purchased nitrogen fertilizer, potentially reducing costs and environmental footprint. The project evaluated…

Using the BioIntensive Technique of Intercropping Teff (Eragrostis tef) into Timothy to Improve the Economic Sustainability of Timothy

This project goal is to conduct and disseminate field and lab based hay production quality and economic research on timothy, a perennial cool season grass…

Developing adapted varieties and optimal management practices for quinoa in diverse environments across Washington State

Quinoa is a highly nutritious and broadly adapted grain crop in high demand in the US and particularly in the Pacific Northwest region. However, very…

The potential for data-based irrigation management adoption to improve the sustainability of water and nitrogen resources

Only a small percentage of growers practice data-based irrigation management despite the fact that it has been shown to improve crop yields and quality while…