|Posted on February 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
An Italian team of scientists, examining data from multiple studies performed over 20 years, has concluded that genetically engineering has increased yields and reduced toxins in maize, one of the world’s most important crops. Read more.
|Posted on February 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Did you know western Washington and Oregon is the only U.S. region with a suitable climate for spinach seed production? However, growers are increasingly burdened by a devastating disease that takes their fields out of commission for decades at a time. Find out how a WSU professor is working to help growers reduce the impact of this crippling fungal disease called Fusarium. Read more.
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|Posted on February 21, 2018 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
CLT has been cited by conservationists and forestry experts alike as a way to improve the health of state forestland while decreasing the costs for those projects. Read more.
|Posted on February 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Washington State is expected to have more than 1,200 hectares of the non-browning apples planted by 2022. Read more.
Photo: The Canadian Press
|Posted on February 15, 2018 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Buds on fruit trees and grape vines are emerging early with the mild winter temps so far. Read more.
Photo: Anna King
|Posted on February 15, 2018 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
Did you know that anyone who sells over $100 in plants - including landscapers and grocery stores - are required to have a nursery license? Our nursery program explains the value that the licenses provide as they launch a campaign to educate businesses about the licensing benefits and requirements. Read more.
|Posted on February 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Have you seen Stonyfield Farm's video ad featuring elementary-aged girls, alleging the dangers of GMOs? Find out why within hours hundreds of consumers, farmers and scientists condemned the brand for spreading misinformation and fearmongering and how Stonyfield could have gotten it right. Read more.
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Are you one of the 2,000 Washington farms required to attend a produce safety training? Read more.
|Posted on February 9, 2018 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
A tear-free onion, the Sunion, took 30 years to develop using old-fashioned cross-breeding. For the initial release, only a few growers in Nevada and Washington were allowed to produce Sunions. Read more.
|Posted on February 8, 2018 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both. Read more.