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Pivot irrigated fields bordering the Columbia River.

Here’s the Dirt on Carbon Sequestration Potential in Cropland Soils

In this era with record-setting temperatures multiple years in a row, scientists are looking for methods to sequester carbon to slow the process of climate change. Agriculture plays a key role…
Numbered vials holding pureed buckwheat

Buckwheat and Phosphorus

I once grew buckwheat in town between our sidewalk and the street. It got a lot of looks from passersby and one lady even knocked on my door to ask about it. I planted it with the naïve hope that…
Blackberry plant with dry, curling leaves and partially dessicated fruit.

What Can We Learn from the ‘Pacific Northwest Heat Dome’ of 2021?

It wasn’t just hot in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) during the last week of June. It was extraordinarily hot. Temperatures at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora, Oregon, reached a high of 113°F on June 28, with a nighttime low of 85°F. It wasn’t just one day…
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Book cover titled Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest EM108 Washington State University ExtensionNOW AVAILABLE

Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Packed with tools, resources, and the most current research, this book supports farmers as they make decisions relating to productivity, resilience, and their bottom lines.

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