Grower, science partnership fuels future of hay

Showcasing the fertile results of their partnership with growers, hay scientists and students in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and Washington State University Extension were joined by CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright at the Northwest Hay Expo, Jan. 16 in Kennewick, Wash. Hay is one of Washington’s top 10 agricultural commodities, with […]

Group photo of CAHNRS faculty and Association members

Flood-dampened Hay Poses Serious Fire Risk

PROSSER, Wash. – Stored hay dampened by flooding in southwestern Washington poses a serious risk for spontaneous combustion, according to two Washington State University experts. Moisture both reduces the hay’s quality and can create microbial growth and chemical reactions that could result in fire, according to WSU associate crop scientist Steve Fransen and Skagit County […]