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What We Know and Don’t Know to Effectively Breed Potatoes for Future Climates

Q&A with Potato Breeder Dr. Sagar Sathuvalli This article is part of a series where we share insights from conversations that I had with public…

Using Timing of Risks and Benefits to Breed Barley for Future Climates

Barley, like wheat, can be sown in the fall, overwinter, and grow and mature the next season, or can be planted in the early spring,…

How What We Don’t Know Affects Our Ability to Prepare for Future Climates

Maintaining yields under stressful climate-driven conditions is important in Oregon State University’s aroma hop breeding program, as in most breeding programs. However, two other aspects…

“To Be or Not to Be…” Considerations at the Intersection of Breeding Apples and Climate Change

I recently had some highly educational and thought-provoking conversations with Kate Evans, Professor of the Department of Horticulture and director of the Pome (apple and…

Recent News Stories on Agriculture and Climate Change – Why Now?

Perspectives on Sustainability and our sister blog AgClimate.net, we have been discussing impacts on agriculture resulting from a changing climate for years now. We also…

Announcement – Opportunity Expanded for Science Communications and Outreach Intern

This internship opportunity has been extended to a broader pool of applicants beyond the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Please share. Applications…

Internship Opportunity for WSU Undergraduate in CAHNRS interested in Science Communications

We are looking for an undergraduate intern in CAHNRS interested in extension and communications, to work on outreach products for a project looking to identify…

Check it out: Engagement as a Path Towards Greater Resilience to Climate Change

Our most recently published case study on resilience to climate change describes Brenda and Tony Richards’ family cow-calf operation in Murphy, Idaho. Over the last…

Real-life agricultural innovation: implications for future preparedness

Extension has traditionally involved getting results from researchers to decision-makers in agriculture. Partly because I work on climate change and agriculture, and partly because of…

Global agricultural regions to keep your eye on in the future

One challenge I struggle with when sharing research focused at global scales is how to tease out answers to questions that are meaningful in the…
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