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Optimizing Human Health and Nutrition: From Soil to Society

Posted by Ali Schultheis | May 16, 2023
Though we are what we eat, there is minimal research available on how different players within the food system interact to influence food availability and…

Profitability Tool for Growers Considering Alternative Rotations in Dryland Systems

Posted by Karie Boone | April 11, 2023
For the inland Pacific Northwest, climate change predictions including wetter springs and drier, hotter summers leads to production system uncertainties and risks for dryland, small…

Water Use Limitations of Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping

Posted by Andrew McGuire | April 4, 2023
I have seen it work. As a graduate student, I researched cover crops in a California dryland wheat system, comparing a wheat-fallow system to one…

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…

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…

2022 BIOAg Award Announcement

Posted by Katie Doonan | March 16, 2022
The Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) Program is an integral part of CSANR’s mission to promote innovative and applicable research into sustainable agriculture.

Get out the Map! A Soil Health Roadmap for Washington

Posted by Karen Hills | November 30, 2021
Soil has been called “the living skin of the Earth.” The effort to maintain the health of this “living skin” in Washington got a boost…

Why the World Stays Green

Posted by Andrew McGuire | November 16, 2021
The world is green with plants. The world also has thousands of species of plant-eating insects and other organisms. Why don’t all those insects eat…

Crop Diversity is Not the Cause

Posted by Andrew McGuire | July 19, 2021
I previously covered reasons why the results of many biodiversity studies do not apply to agriculture. Here, I want to emphasize a related issue: how…
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