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Building the genetic, agronomic and economic foundations for expansion of oat cultivation in western Washington
Oats (Avena sativa L.) are a versatile crop with diverse genetic resources. A study of population structure in a collection of oat genotypes relatively unaffected by recent breeding activity identified an under-utilized ...
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 ...
Breeding Barley and Beans for Northwest Washington
In western Washington, small grains and legumes are valuable to growers as rotational crops that help break disease and pest cycles and rest the soil between the more intensive cash crops such as bulbs and tubers. Because ...
Pyroxsulam Persistence, Adsorption, and Movement in Palouse Soils
Instances of herbicide persistence contributing to injury of sensitive rotational crops in the Palouse are common. As a consequence, the Palouse has a reputation for unexpectedly long herbicide persistence among industry, ...
OPTIMIZATION OF POLLINATION AND FRUIT SET IN NORTHERN HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY
Fruit set in northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) can be low under certain climatic conditions, contributing to reduced yields in northwestern Washington. Little is known about the mechanisms of reduced ...
USING NEW MOLECULAR TOOLS TO EXPLORE HOW ORGANIC FARMING IMPACTS TOP-DOWN AND BOTTOM-UP REGULATION OF POTATO HERBIVORES
Herbivorous agricultural pests are simultaneously threatened by predatory natural enemies and by toxic plant defenses. Both these “top down” and “bottom up” forces might be enhanced under organic farm management. For ...