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A Problem with Soil Inoculants

Posted by Andrew McGuire | November 22, 2022
As I wrote in my last post, the focus and excitement around soil biology leads many to believe that they have a soil biology problem.…

Technology for Trade: New Tools and New Rules for Water Use and Allocation in Agriculture and Beyond

Posted by Georgine Yorgey | November 15, 2022
In the Columbia River Basin, as in other basins across the western United States, water allocation decisions and processes are important for making the most…

Deficit Irrigation Can Improve Fruit Quality for Hard Cider Producers

Posted by Sarah Davis | November 8, 2022
Growing up, I remember my grandfather bringing my family fresh Honeycrisp apples from his orchard in the Chelan area, describing the qualities that made them…

Don’t Overthink Your Soil Biology

Posted by Andrew McGuire | November 1, 2022
I am not sure of the causes. Perhaps it’s the demand for soil health information which far surpasses the supply of science-based content? Or maybe…

Water Markets: The Complexity of Trading Private Rights to a Public Good

Posted by Karie Boone | October 18, 2022
WSU researchers are examining water markets and barriers to their adoption as a potential strategy to adapt to climate changes. Those implementing water markets must…

2021 Annual Report Released

Posted by Katie Doonan | October 12, 2022
In the whirlwind of 2022, we are happy to announce the release of our 2021 Annual Report. If you’ve ever wondered about specific projects that…

Fine-Tuning with Soil Health; Soilborne Disease?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | October 5, 2022
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

Posted by Sarah Davis | September 27, 2022
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

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | September 7, 2022
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?

Posted by Dani Gelardi | August 30, 2022
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…
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