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Potato Cropping Systems to Manage Soilborne Disease

Posted by Andrew McGuire | February 7, 2023
Long-term cropping systems research is expensive, difficult to manage, and therefore rare, especially for vegetable crops. So when results are published for potato cropping systems,…

What does it take to start a long-term experiment?

Posted by Gabriel LaHue | December 20, 2022
“What were they thinking?” It’s a common question asked by agricultural scientists about the design of long-term cropping system experiments. Starting a long-term study is…

Washington SoilCon and Virtual Engagement

Posted by Chris Benedict | December 13, 2022
The last two years taught us how to adapt to rapid changes in our daily lives, including the major pivot to remote education. Remote education…

What Do Hurricanes and Soil Carbon Have in Common? The Wisdom of a Multi-Model Ensemble Approach

Posted by David Gustafson | December 6, 2022
“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” So goes an apparently ancient Danish aphorism also mistakenly credited to a wide range of humorists,…

Looking to the Future: AgAID Institute

Posted by Jordan Jobe | November 29, 2022
In September 2021, WSU began leadership of a new Agriculture-Artificial Intelligence (AI) research Institute: the AgAID Institute. As the growing population increases food demand, agriculture…

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…
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