Crop & Soil Sciences

Aspiring first-gen mentor helps find greener food future

Mentorship changed Miguel Rosas’ life, putting him on a path to help feed the world through science.

Miguel Rosas with seedlings in a gel case.

Tri-state team releases calendar guide for more productive, sustainable pastures

Experts drew from a century of knowledge for a new year-round guide meant to boost the health and productivity of the region’s pastureland.

Stock photo- Western mountain pastures

Latest WSU guides tighten pear irrigation, shed light on wheat, buckwheat production

WSU scientists share free guides monthly that help Pacific Northwest agriculture and home growers. The latest online publications offer irrigation tips and evaluation for pear growers, review past production at WSU’s Wilke Farm as well as buckwheat west of the Cascades, and share scientifically sound approaches to home-garden companion plants. Buckwheat Production West of the […]

Buckwheat field

New from Extension: Invasive tree killers; tradeoffs of harvesting straw; organic blueberries; reducing fire risks

New guide help Northwest communities prepare for an damaging insect, and let wheat farmers calculate tradeoffs of cutting straw.

Emerald ash borer