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WSU sets Dec. 14-17 for Soil Fertility and Cropping System webinars

Soil fertility practices can enhance or limit crop growth. The WSU Farmers Network hosts a series of webinars Dec. 14-17 to share relevant, science-based information to improve soil fertility. Webinar topics will include: Avoiding root... more »

iUNU raises $7M for its LUNA platform use by commercial greenhouses

Seattle, Washington-based iUNU (www.iunu.com), an industrial computer vision company providing precision agriculture solutions to indoor growers, has raised $7 million in an oversubscribed Series A financing led by S2G Ventures and Ceres Partners with participation... more »

Marty Myers, head of Threemile Canyon Farms, Potatoes USA chair, dies at 68

Marty Myers, general manager of Threemile Canyon Farms in Oregon and the current chairman of Potatoes USA’s board of directors, died Dec. 1 at his home. He was 68. The exact cause of death is... more »

Efforts made to revive Inchelium Red garlic in Washington state

Washington State University Extension is working to revitalize a true native that’s never really gotten a time to shine. Inchelium Red garlic, which is native to the land around Inchelium, Washington, is the oldest strain... more »

Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center to be run by Calderón

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Francisco José Calderón as the new director for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC). Calderón replaces Clive Kaiser who had served as interim... more »

WSU water survey: Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, Yakima basins

Washington State University this winter will survey irrigated farm owners in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla and Yakima river basins. The survey will help scientists better understand farmers’ views about how water is and should... more »

WSU seeks lead scientist for potato soil health

Washington State University has launched a national search for a top scientist to lead research into healthier, more sustainable and productive soils for the potato industry. Scot Hulbert, Associate Dean for... more »

Since March, more than 20 farms in Washington cited for COVID-19 violations

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has conducted 384 agricultural workplace safety and health inspections so far this year to help make sure farmworkers are safe on the job. One hundred thirty of those... more »

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