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

Posted by David Gustafson | August 3, 2022
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

Posted by Karie Boone | July 21, 2022
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,…

Cleaning Stormwater with Sequestered Carbon

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell | June 28, 2022
Stormwater runoff has become one of the greatest environmental challenges we face in western Washington, a region with heavy rainfall and widespread urbanization. In parts…

New Digital Tools for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Posted by David Gustafson | June 14, 2022
Tools have always played an essential role in agriculture, but they have evolved dramatically over the years. I recently visited the Lyles Station Museum in…

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

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | June 7, 2022
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,…

Adapting to Climate Change in the Yakima Basin: Agriculture’s Volatility and Tradeoffs

Posted by Aaron Whittemore | May 31, 2022
The Yakima River Basin is a snow-dependent, agriculturally important region in Washington state, leading in production of many commodities and specialty crops. Nearly 50% of…

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

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | May 24, 2022
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…

Why Hasn’t Biological Nitrogen Fixation Fixed Nitrogen Scarcity in the World?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | May 5, 2022
Most environments are limited by the lack of nitrogen. This explains why the world stays green and why it pays to follow the nitrogen. But…

The Basics of Carbon Markets and Trends: Something to Keep an Eye On

Posted by Karen Hills | April 20, 2022
The ability to store carbon in soils—to sequester carbon—has been receiving increased attention lately, including on Recent posts included articles about potential for croplands…

Do soil health indicators indicate soil health?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | April 13, 2022
There is a problem with how soil health indicators are being developed. We start with farmers using soil health practices, for instance, no-till, crop rotation,…
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