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Region: Pacific Northwest

August 3, 2017
Historically, soft white winter wheat has been the predominant cereal crop grown in the inland Pacific Northwest (PNW). But wheat prices have fallen to $4/bu for the first time since 2006, which has g...
June 1, 2017
In the inland Pacific Northwest USA (PNW), dryland cropping systems are dominated by wheat. In Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, more than 6 million ac are in dryland production in regions that average l...
May 19, 2017
This article was adapted from an article that originally appeared in Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. View the full article here: http://bit.ly/2n4B4bQ....
May 19, 2017
Canola production currently constitutes less than 1% of the crop acreage in the inland Pacific Northwest (iPNW), in contrast to fully integrated wheat–canola rotations in western Canada and Australi...
March 23, 2017
The Inland Pacific Northwest (IPNW) is one of the most productive dryland areas in the world. However, sustainable crop production in this region is threatened by soil fertility problems and soil degr...
March 23, 2017
The Hagberg–Perten Falling Number (FN) method is used to detect starch degradation due to alpha-amylase enzyme activity in wheat meal (Perten, 1964). The Falling Number test was introduced in the 19...
March 23, 2017
Russian thistle (Salsola tragus, but also known as S. iberica, S. kali, or S. australis) is a severe problem in the low-rainfall, non-irrigated, small-grain producing regions in the Pacific Northwest...
March 23, 2017
This article was prepared by the Western Region Nutrient Management Coordinating Committee (WERA-103)....
November 14, 2016
Phosphorus (P) is an essential plant nutrient, which means that it is required by all plants so that they can complete a full life cycle (Brady and Weil, 2010; Marschner, 1986). It is referred to as a...
October 14, 2016
Thousands of soil samples from the Western U.S. region get tested for phosphorus (P) every year. Unfortunately, many are submitted without specifying which analysis (extract) the sample should receive...
May 24, 2016
The United Nations (UN) declared that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulse crops include bean, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, and pea. The UN declaration of IYP will certainly increase...
May 24, 2016
The Pacific Northwest has a large diversity of weed species. Yield reduction of pulse crops due to weeds in this area has been reported up to 67%. Major annual broadleaf weeds in these crops are maywe...
May 24, 2016
Water and carbon dioxide are required by plants for photosynthesis. Water is provided through the root system of the tree, while stomata, or “windows,” on the lower leaf surface are responsible fo...
May 24, 2016
The 17 contiguous western U.S. states form a vast region approximately marked at its eastern edge by the 100th meridian and extending westward to the Pacific Ocean coastline. Located within this area...
May 24, 2016
In agriculture, a “soilborne disease” can be defined as any infection and subsequent plant disease that is caused by a pathogen that lives in the soil. These diseases have plagued vegetable crops...
May 24, 2016
Nitrogen (N) management is critical in sugarbeet production to optimize yield and quality. Undersupplying N reduces root and sucrose yields while oversupplying N results in decreased sucrose content a...
May 24, 2016
Cabbage maggot (Delia radicum) is a serious insect pest of brassica crops such as broccoli and cauliflower in the Central Coast of California. These crops are grown throughout the year; as a result, c...
May 24, 2016
It is no secret that California has a water problem. The state is entering its fifth year of unprecedented drought. With so much of the United States’ food production centered in the state—largely...
May 24, 2016
Pulse crops (dry peas, dry beans, chickpeas, and lentils) are receiving a lot of attention these days. The United Nations (UN) has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, honoring these hum...