Pacific Northwest

Building purchased to house bee facility for Washington State University

Washington State University’s (WSU) Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Education program has a new permanent home. The university has signed a purchase agreement on a facility located near Othello, Washington, where scientists will have room and equipment... more »

Meteorologist joins northwest Washington AgWeatherNet

AgWeatherNet, a Washington State University program that provides access to current and historical weather data, has placed a meteorologist at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (REC) for the first time. Jon Contezac,... more »

Abundant pollen, diversity found in pollinator-dependent crops

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California, including California’s massive almond industry. The study, a collaboration between... more »

Washington State University horticulture department led by Dorrie Main

Supporting Washington State University discoveries that improve and protect valuable plants and crops, from apples, grapes, and potatoes to berries and spinach, Professor Dorrie Main will lead the Washington State University Department of Horticulture for the coming... more »

Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a field sample from Wood County, associate professor and Extension specialist Amanda Gevens... more »

Irrigation, pipeline project moving ahead in Moses Lake, Washington

Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of... more »

Oregon State University launches largest hemp research center in US

Oregon State University officials announced plans June 13 to launch the nation’s largest research center devoted to the study of hemp, and announced that OSU will begin certifying hemp seed for planting in Oregon. The Global... more »

H-2A program faces scrutiny under new Washington state measure

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on May 22 signed legislation that will allow the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD) to ensure foreign workers under the federal H-2A program have the support they need on the job... more »


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