Bill Pan

Field Days Focus on Oilseed Crops throughout Pacific Northwest

PULLMAN, Wash. – Bright yellow flowering fields of winter canola are more prevalent in the Pacific Northwest this spring, and national statistics indicate that winter and spring canola acreage is expected to increase more than 50 percent in Idaho and Washington compared to last year. Several Washington State University and other university field days and […]

Running on Camelina: Pressing Oil Seed to Meet Pressing Energy Needs

LA CROSSE, Wash. – La Crosse-area farmer Steve Camp is squeezing a lot out of the camelina he grew last summer – highly nutritious livestock feed, oil that can be used for cooking, and perhaps most importantly, biodiesel that provides growing energy independence and another step toward on-farm sustainability.

WSU Extension Soil Scientist Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. — Bob Stevens, Washington State University Cooperative Extension soil scientist, has been named the 14th recipient of the Kenneth J. Morrison Award in Agronomy and Soils. The award recognizes WSU extension faculty for significant contributions to agronomic crop production and soil management. “Throughout his career, Bob has provided leadership in establishing and promoting […]

Lincoln Sixth Graders to Make Paper From Straw

PULLMAN, Wash. — Twenty-five sixth graders from Lincoln Middle School will make paper from wheat straw during a field trip to Washington State University’s crop and soil sciences department on Friday. The experience is designed to demonstrate applications of science and technology in solving complex problems plus show different perspectives on a controversial issue, according […]

WSU Scientists Gearing Up For Fertilizer Study

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University scientists in Puyallup, Prosser and Pullman are gearing up to start a comprehensive two-year study of plant uptake of metals for the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The $400,000 study was authorized in a fertilizer reform package passed by the state legislature this spring. The package also included provisions […]