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  • Peaches : value-added food products 

    Smith, Stephanie A.; Medina-Meza, Ilce G.; Ganjyal, Girish M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-10)
    Peaches are a very nutritious fruit, grown in the state of Washington, and typically harvested between the months of June through September. Peaches are consumed as fresh fruit, as puree, mousse and smoothies, as topping ...
  • Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture. Part 2, Sensors 

    Khot, Lav R. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-09)
    The emergence of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has enhanced possibilities of acquiring high-resolution multispectral (i.e., few spectral bands) images of agricultural fields at a temporal resolution controlled by the user. ...
  • Wholesale buyers guide to Washington grapevine quarantines 

    Moyer, Michelle, 1982-; Cooper, Cindy (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-09)
    The production of juice and wine grapes in Washington State plays a major role in its agricultural and related economies. From the farm gate value of fruit to revenue generated by tourism, it is a vital industry in the ...
  • Hugelkultur : what is it, and should it be used in home gardens? 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-08)
    Hügelkultur is a German term meaning hillock or mound cultivation. It is a method of building garden and landscape beds using woody material, garden debris, and soil arranged in long, tunnel-shaped mounds. This publication ...
  • 4-H publications and projects 

    Unknown author (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-08)
    4-H curriculum is available to everyone. The collection of resources for 4-H experiential learning is constantly expanding. You don’t have to be part of a traditional club to use materials developed for 4-H. 4-H offers a ...
  • Lady beetles : should we buy them for our gardens? 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda; Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    Lady beetles are a popular biocontrol method for aphids in home gardens and landscapes. Many gardeners purchase these insects at nurseries, garden centers, and online. This publication will discuss the drawbacks to using ...
  • Preventive controls for human food : an overview 

    Ganjyal, Girish M.; Coles, Claudia G. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    The safety of the food that we process and serve to the public is very important. Keeping our food safe in the production, packaging, and distribution and until it reaches the consumer is critical. The Food Safety Modernization ...
  • Tobacco rattle virus in peonies : a reference guide for cut flower and rootstock producers 

    Garfinkel, Andrea R.; Steinlage, Todd; Chumley, Janice; Chastagner, Gary A. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    Tobacco rattle virus (TRV), previously referred to as Peony ringspot virus or Peony mosaic virus, is one of the most widespread viruses of peonies. There have been reports of this virus throughout Asia, Europe, New Zealand, ...
  • Understanding access to capital issues for entrepreneurs through simulations 

    Lane, Trevor C.; Tampien, Jordan K. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    As more and more digital natives are coming of age, the reality of the effectiveness of and the important need for powering up creativity with short simulations is hinged on the premise of a game because of the impact it ...
  • Protecting your identity 

    Koehler, Christian R. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that 17.6 million persons age 16 or older were victims of identity theft in 2014 based on those surveyed, and ...
  • Advances in dryland farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest 

    Yorgey, Georgine; Kruger, Chad E. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    The Pacific Northwest is an important wheat production region. In 2015, the National Agricultural Statistics Service indicated that Washington, Idaho, and Oregon harvested more than 240 million bushels of wheat, worth an ...
  • A gardner's primer to Mycorrhizae : understanding how they work and learning how to protect them 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-07)
    Mycorrhizae are symbiotic associations between many plants and the beneficial fungi that colonize their roots. Gardeners are often unaware of these relationships and may inadvertently injure or kill the beneficial fungi ...
  • Fencing considerations for livestock owners 

    Schmidt, Janet L.; Heitstuman, Mark D. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Fencing is an integral part of a livestock or equine operation. It is very important for the safety and welfare of animals and producers. Fencing is a major expense for livestock owners, and takes considerable time and ...
  • Raised beds : will they benefit your vegetable garden? 

    Cogger, Craig George, 1950- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Many vegetable gardeners use raised beds, but other gardeners successfully grow fruit and vegetables directly in native soil. Which system is best for you? This publication will describe the uses of raised beds and weigh ...
  • Tenlined June beetle : Polyphylla decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) 

    Rodstrom, Robert A., 1977-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Immature grubs of the tenlined June beetle are establishment pests of poplar. Cuttings used to propagate and establish hybrid poplars on land used previously for pasture or irrigated crops often fail due to grub feeding ...
  • Western poplar clearwing moth : Paranthrene robiniae (Hy. Edwards) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) 

    Kittelson, Neal T., 1977-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    As a result of Washington State University integrated pest management (IPM) research, all commercially grown poplars in the Pacific Northwest for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products are now protected by a ...
  • Pale green weevil : Polydrusus impressifrons Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) 

    Niedbala, John C., Jr., 1967-; Rodstrom, Robert A., 1977-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Hybrid poplars (Populus spp.) are propagated by inserting 12–15 inch cuttings next to each water emitter in a denuded 160 or 271 acre (65 or 110 hectare) field. The number of stems/hectare depends upon the final product: ...
  • Poplar-and-willow borer : Cryptorhynchus lapathi (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 

    Hannon, Eugene R., 1970-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Poplar-and-willow borer larvae burrow into stems of all ages of poplar; their galleries weaken the bole and limbs of infested plants, causing them to break when stressed by high winds. There are no chemicals available to ...
  • Speckled green fruitworm : Orthosia hibisci Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Noctuinae) 

    Del Pozo-Valdivia, Alejandro I., 1981-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    We cannot definitely list Orthosia hibisci Guenée as an annual pest of hybrid poplar trees in Oregon and Washington. However, a major defoliation of older trees due to this pest in 2005 lead to an application of diflubenzuron ...
  • Gluphisia septentrionis Walker : (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) 

    Del Pozo-Valdivia, Alejandro I., 1981-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Outbreak populations of the common pebble moth, Gluphisia septentrionis can totally defoliate thousands of hectares of poplar trees. Professional IPM practitioners can use this publication as a guide toward identifying ...

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