Latest WSU guides tighten pear irrigation, shed light on wheat, buckwheat production

WSU scientists share free guides monthly that help Pacific Northwest agriculture and home growers. The latest online publications offer irrigation tips and evaluation for pear growers, review past production at WSU’s Wilke Farm as well as buckwheat west of the Cascades, and share scientifically sound approaches to home-garden companion plants. Buckwheat Production West of the […]

Buckwheat field

New guides from Extension: Irrigated agriculture in Spokane, Skagit counties

Each month, experts at Washington State University publish new and revised guides aiding farmers and communities across the Northwest. The latest guides include: Overview of Irrigated Agriculture in Spokane County (TB87E) Irrigation plays an essential…

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WSU researchers developing ‘smart irrigation’ for fine wines, water conservation

Researchers at Washington State University are harnessing the power of sensors, big data and automation to help Northwest grape growers produce high quality wine grapes using less water. Supported by $691,500 from the joint National Science Foundation-U.S. Department of Agriculture Cyber-Physical Systems initiative, Manoj Karkee, associate professor in Biological Systems Engineering, leads the three-year grant […]