Bill Schillinger

WSU Scientist Urges Concerned Wheat Growers to Test for Winterkill

LIND, Wash. — Eastern Washington’s winter wheat crop experienced high winds and prolonged subzero temperatures during the third week of December. “This is a big concern for farmers who did not have snow cover on their fields,” according to William Schillinger, a research agronomist at Washington State University’s Dryland Research Station here. “If the farmers […]

Columbia Plateau PM10 Project Update Dec. 4

PULLMAN, Wash. – Progress on research to reduce wind erosion and improve air quality in the inland Pacific Northwest will be reported at Columbia Plateau PM10 Project annual meeting on Dec. 4 at Washington State University. The Columbia Plateau, a 50,000-square-mile region in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, is one of the driest as well as […]

Getting a Remote Idea on How Well Soil-Saving Technology Is Working

LIND, Wash. – In the six counties of central and eastern Washington where wheat growers can count on only 8 to 12 inches of precipitation annually, they fallow fields for a year between crops to accumulate enough moisture to grow the next crop. There’s another thing growers are trying to save: their soil. “The biggest […]

Lind Field Day, June 14

LIND, Wash. – The annual field day of Washington State University’s Lind Dryland Research Station is scheduled Thursday, June 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the tour at 9 a.m. WSU, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University scientists will discuss fertility management for late-planted winter wheat, Camelina as an alternative oilseed crop, spring […]

WSU Scientist Recommends Conservation Tillage Options to Curb Blowing Dust

PULLMAN, Wash. — A Washington State University scientist is urging wheat farmers in Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, western Lincoln and northern Grant counties to use non-inversion tillage and delay primary spring tillage until the first week of April or later. “Farmers who have not yet tilled their soil this spring have had no blowing dust […]

Wind Erosion Research Review Dec. 4-5

PULLMAN, Wash. — The latest research to reduce wind erosion and improve air quality in the interior Pacific Northwest will be discussed at the annual research review of the Columbia Plateau Wind Erosion/Air Quality Project Dec. 4-5 at the Red Lion Hotel, Richland. Scientists from Washington State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service as […]

Direct Seed & Precision Farming Field Day Slated

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Second Direct Seed and Precision Farming Research Field Day will be Thursday, June 26, at Washington State University’s Cunningham Agronomy Farm near here. The 140-acre farm is a new long-term research site managed since 1999 under continuous direct seeding with field-scale equipment. Research is focused on developing direct seed cropping systems […]