Pacific Northwest

BioSafe Systems’ Gretchen Pettis goes to Pacific Northwest

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafeSystems will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of... more »

Viral proteins join forces to lower plants’ defense ‘shields’

New research, led by Washington State University scientists, into how viral proteins interact and can be disabled holds promise to help plants defend themselves against viruses – and ultimately prevent crop losses. The study published... more »

Ray Baker and his lifetime of research achievements in Washington mint

Used in everything from chewing gum to mouthwash, peppermint and spearmint oils are produced by the millions of pounds annually in Washington’s Yakima Valley and Columbia Basin. Based at Prosser, Washington, in the heart of... more »

Jeremiah Dung named interim director for Central Oregon Ag Research Center

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University named Jeremiah Dung as the interim director for the  Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (COAREC). He has been serving as acting director since November 2021... more »

Surendra Dara leaving University of California to lead OSU’s NWREC

Surendra K. Dara, University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor-Entomology & Biologicals, announced in a Jan. 7 email that he is leaving his position Jan. 17 to join Oregon State University (OSU) as the director of North... more »

Inflation, rising input costs impact Northwest agriculture

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington... more »

Free consulting, GAP audit reimbursement set for Washington small specialty crop farms

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting applications for a new bilingual program offered to help small, specialty crop farms forced to adjust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a... more »

Biochar path charted in report from Washington State University

A team of biochar producers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers have published a roadmap for future development of the biochar industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. This collaborative effort between individuals from industry, universities and... more »

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