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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…

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…

Reservoirs Store and Release More Than Just Water

Posted by Aaron Whittemore | April 5, 2022
Reservoirs are common infrastructure across the globe, with myriad benefits and costs attached.

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

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | March 29, 2022
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…
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