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New from Extension: launching an online food market; managing weeds in wheat

Posted by Seth Truscott | July 10, 2020
Every month, the WSU Extension Publications Store shares free guides that support better farms and businesses. The latest publications help farmers identify and manage a troublesome weed, and assist community groups and business owners in choosing software to run an online food market.

  • A wheat field with patches of feral rye weeds.Integrated Management of Feral Rye in Winter Wheat (PNW660). Feral rye, also known as volunteer, or cereal rye, plagues winter wheat growers in low rainfall zones of eastern Washington and Oregon and southern Idaho. This guide examines the biology, characteristics, and management of this troublesome weed. Authored by Drew Lyon, WSU Endowed Chair Small Grains Extension and Research, Weed Science; Andrew Hulting, Oregon State University Extension Weed Science Specialist; Judit Barroso, OSU Weed Scientist; and Joan Campbell, University of Idaho Weed Science Principle Researcher.
  • A variety of produce at a stand.Online Local Food Markets Choosing the Right Software (FS345E). Online local food markets support farms and specialty businesses, increasing access for customers. Starting an online market demands time, planning, and many decisions. Markets are driven by software, and it’s hard to know how to get started. This free guide help businesses, cooperatives, farmers, and organizations identify which software to choose. Authored by WSU Kitsap Extension Director and Community and Economic Director Laura Ryser and Clallam County Extension Director Clea Rome.

Find the latest monthly publications here.