Failing for Success: Transitioning to Organic Grain on the Palouse What choices do Palouse farmers have when they want to convert conventional agricultural land into organic grain production in order to earn the premium price on organic grain? Many, as it turns out, and the choices will have a significant effect on a farmer’s success, […]
YAKIMA, Wash. – In association with the 2011 Washington Tilth Producers Conference, Washington State University has organized a special, day-long symposium for those interested in exploring the challenges and opportunities of organic agriculture in dryland ecosystems. This symposium is slated for Nov. 11 at the Yakima Convention Center.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Thanks to Washington State University food scientist Dong-Hyun Kang and his colleagues, the rising number of organic produce consumers around the world may soon be able to enjoy their fruits and veggies with less risk of food-borne illness than recent headlines have suggested.
PULLMAN, Wash. – The benefits of recycling organic materials as soil amendments will be the focus of the latest in Washington State University Extension’s “Research Working for You” webinar series. “Closing the Recycling Loop through Organic Amendments in Agriculture and Gardens” will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, at http://breeze.wsu.edu/research_that_works_for_you/.
Packing More Nutritional Punch into the Already Powerful Potato The humble spud, already a nutritional powerhouse, is set to get a major health-benefiting boost due to research being conducted by horticultural scientists at Washington State University. Jacob Blauer, a doctoral student in the Molecular Plant Science program and research assistant in the lab of WSU […]
PULLMAN, Wash. – Organic grain growers in Washington looking for new crops with new markets could be producing buckwheat and quinoa, if Washington State University scientists can confirm their viability and develop varieties specifically for the Pacific Northwest.