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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…

Soil Health Shorts | 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,…

“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…

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.

Building Better Biochar Breakthroughs: A Roadmap for Biochar Research

Posted by Embrey Bronstad | December 14, 2021
What is the first thing you think when you hear “Black Gold”? Is it the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies? A baritone “Texas Tea”?…

Always Follow the Nitrogen

Posted by Andrew McGuire | December 7, 2021
“Follow the money” is a reliable tactic for figuring out people’s actions. Money is scarce, people want it, and do stuff with it. For plants,…
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