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Using Autonomous Pathing Orchard Robots

Posted by Deven Biehler | August 29, 2023
I spent this summer working as an intern at the AgAid Institute, a renowned research facility dedicated to advancing the field of sustainable agriculture through…

Building the Case for Compost and Carbon Sequestration

Posted by Katie Doonan | August 15, 2023
In the spirit of “what gets measured gets managed”, there has been recent attention directed to how we can quantify potential benefits of compost as…

Tracking Beneficial Parasites to Safeguard Cherry Production

Posted by Cesar Reyes Corral | July 18, 2023
Cesar Reyes Corral, PhD student in the Washington State University Department of Entomology, has identified several beneficial insects that may be key to long-term management…

Human Perspectives Add Value to Entomological Research

Posted by Molly Sayles | July 5, 2023
You are at the grocery store in the produce section. Pears are in season, so you go over to pick a few out – maybe…

How Worms are Revolutionizing Sustainable Agriculture

Posted by Gillian Falcon | June 20, 2023
We often encounter worms on the sidewalk after it rains or in our vegetable gardens. Despite how casual these encounters may be, worms are an…

Nano Tools for Managing Plant Diseases

Posted by Kiwamu Tanaka | May 30, 2023
There is no silver bullet to manage agricultural pests. Growers generally rely on a combination of cultural, genetic, chemical, and alternative pest management approaches to…

Can Baby Kangaroos Help Address Climate Change?

Posted by Katie Doonan | May 23, 2023
Okay, okay- while baby kangaroos singlehandedly solving climate change is out of the question, the potential for baby kangaroo droppings to help decrease methane emissions…

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…

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,…
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