Crops and Soil Sciences

Public wheat breeders continue 130-year legacy of excellence

From the 1890s through today, WSU wheat breeders have kept Washington wheat competitive and adapted to our unique challenges.

Vogel and Allan- new wheat, historic photo

‘A good straw year’: Bales are in big demand in the Northwest

To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends. A secondary crop for farmers whose prime concern is grain, Northwest straw is sought after by mushroom growers, livestock owners and, increasingly, for pulp.

Wheat straw bales stand along State Route 270 near Pullman, Wash. Demand for straw was high this year in the inland Northwest. (Photo by Everett Martin)

Media Advisory: Friday News Conference about Northwest Climate Change Research

MOSCOW, Idaho – USDA officials will announce a major research initiative Friday in Washington, D.C., led by the University of Idaho, with partners Washington State and Oregon State universities, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. A media availability is set for Friday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. PST in the University of Idaho Agricultural Biotechnology […]