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RE-IMAGINING WHEAT FOR REGIONAL MARKETS AND AGROECOSYSTEMS
The commodification of wheat and its ubiquity in food, society and agriculture belies its potential to contribute to the ecology, nutrition and economies of regional food systems. The craft and science of plant breeding ...
Impacts of nitrogen fertility, soilborne disease, and socioeconomic factors on diverse small grain production systems of the Pacific Northwest
Small grains are grown in rotation with many temperate crops in the Columbia Basin and Puget Sound regions, functioning to improve the profitability of the cash crops. During 2009-10, 45 isolates of
Plant Breeding for Regional Food Systems: Investigating Craft Malt, Disease Resistance and Production Potential of Barley and Dry Beans in Western Washington
Regionally focused plant breeding has the potential to increase the productivity and profitability of dry beans and barley in western Washington, strengthening the local food system. Achieving this will require an ...
Sustainable Intercropping of Switchgrass and Hybrid Poplar for Bioenergy Production
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a perennial warm-season grass that has been selected as an important lignocellulosic feedstock to support bioenergy production. Intercropping of two perennial species, switchgrass and ...
PRODUCTIVITY, ECONOMICS, AND SOIL QUALITY OF ORGANIC QUINOA CROPPING SYSTEMS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA
Volatile crop prices and desire for sustainability have farmers considering alternative practices to increase revenue diversity and protect soil health. Organic management is a rapidly expanding alternative to conventional ...
FABA BEAN (VICIA FABA L.) A PROMISING NEW PULSE CROP FOR SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON
The successful adoption of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in southeastern Washington is contingent upon the stability of supply, i.e., yield, and market demand. The lack of regional demand for faba bean has restricted research ...
Statistical Applications in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Statistical analysis has many applications ensuring the validity and reproducibility of plant breeding and genetics research. Crop plant germplasm collections are often too large to be of use regularly. A core subset with ...
DIVERSITY AND MANAGEMENT OF RUSSIAN-THISTLE (SALSOLA TRAGUS L.) IN THE DRYLAND CROPPING SYSTEMS OF THE INLAND PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Russian-thistle (Salsola tragus L.) is one of the most troublesome weed species in the low- and intermediate-precipitation dryland wheat-fallow cropping zone of the inland Pacific Northwest (PNW). High levels of morphological ...
MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF ABIOTIC STRESS IN LENTIL
MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF ABIOTIC STRESS IN LENTIL (Lens culinaris Medik.) Abstract by Md Nurul Amin, Ph.D. Washington State University December 2018 Chair: Rebecca McGee Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is an important legume ...
Economic and Environmental Performance of Mixed Crop-Livestock Farming Systems on the Palouse
The global trends of simplifying cropping systems and segregating livestock from cropping enterprises have generated high yields while exacerbating environmental problems globally. To examine the potential for organic and ...