Small Grains

Partners in advancing wheat, barley research for growers

  Continuing our ongoing partnership in support of Northwest grain growers, André-Denis Wright, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, joined members of the Washington Grain Commission in Spokane this month for their fall board meeting and lunch. In his first meeting with the full board since joining CAHNRS June 1, […]

Wright, left, and Bailey clasp hands in front of a screen reading "Washington Grain Commission."

WSU releases new barley variety honoring longtime plant breeder Steve Lyon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – After more than 22 years of breeding wheat for Washington State University, Steve Lyon never expected to make a name for himself in the barley field. But this spring’s release of ‘Lyon,’ a new variety of barley, is one way his colleagues in Pullman have chosen to recognize his long-term contributions […]

Washington State University to strengthen research-to-farming connection with newly endowed position

PULLMAN, Wash – The path of knowledge connecting university research labs to agricultural growers is being paved with a newly endowed position at Washington State University. Drew Lyon will be joining the WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences as the Endowed Chair in Small Grains Extension and Research, Weed Science, starting Sept. 1.

Orchards of the Future, Infertility Research, Weed Scientist

Orchard of the Future — Think Automation In orchards and vineyards of the future, one sensor will measure the amount of photosynthetic energy being absorbed by tree and vine canopies at any time of day. Other sensors will record moisture levels from leaves and soil. A variable-rate irrigation system can then supply just the right […]