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Fine-Tuning with Soil Health; Soilborne Disease?

Healthy soils produce healthy crops. right? Nope. Although it would seem the very definition of soil health, this popular thinking does not match what plant…

Deficit Irrigation Conserves Water in Agriculture to Aid in Combating Water Stress

Washington State has nearly 15 million acres of farmland with around 39,000 operating farms, each producing necessary agricultural commodities. A few of the most well-known…

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…

The Climate Commitment Act is coming. How will it impact Washington agriculture?

On January 1st, 2023, major portions of the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) will launch in Washington State. This ambitious law is part of Washington’s plan…

Fine-Tuning with Soil Health; Water

In my last post, we found that soil health was not a major factor for crop yield but is useful in fine-tuning crop nutrient supply.…

Fine-tuning with Soil Health; Nutrients

Farming requires a lot of knowledge and skill. You have limited time and resources. It pays to know where your efforts will return the most…

Our Five-Year Mission… to Boldly Go Where No Integrated Model Has Gone Before

As a child of the sixties, I can still remember our family sitting together to watch the coolest show on television, Star Trek (Figure 1).…

Water Markets’ Potential for Addressing Drought, Water Availability

As climate change increases the likelihood of a mismatch in the timing of when water is needed and when it is available, policymakers, water managers,…
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