Recent Submissions

  • Pacific poison-oak and western poison-ivy : identification and management 

    Edmunds, Brooke; Grand, Lauren; Christiansen, Alicia; Hulting, Andrew Gerald (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-11)
    Pacific poison-oak is common in western Oregon and Washington. Its near relative, western poison-ivy, is found in eastern Oregon and Washington, throughout Idaho, and eastward. These plants are so similar in their appearance, ...
  • Trends in Washington state organic diversified vegetable production 

    Granatstein, David; Brady, Michael; Kirby, Elizabeth; Ostrom, Marcia (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-10)
    Organic farming has become a well-established component of U.S. agriculture. Diversified vegetable production was a common production model, and direct marketing was often pursued. Fueled by rising consumer demand for fresh ...
  • Camp Long Challenge Course : low course facilitator pocket guide 

    Unknown author (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-10)
    Challenge Course facilitators play a vital role in experiential education. They provide opportunities for participants to grow, explore, and take risks in unique environments. Their behavior directly influences participant ...
  • Ethanol in the Pacific Northwest 

    Hart Noelle M.; Lesnik, Keaton L.; Townsend, Patricia A. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    This factsheet provides background on ethanol as a transportation biofuel and discusses the role ethanol plays in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. This includes describing relevant ...
  • Nutrient recovery : products from dairy manure to improve soil fertility 

    Benedict, Chris; Harrison, Joe; Hall, Sonia A.; Yorgey, Georgine (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    The purpose of this publication is to increase awareness of nutrient recovery products in the early stages of commercialization. We aim to provide a summary of the status of nutrient recovery products’ research and application ...
  • Common spiders of Washington 

    Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962-; Murray, Todd A.; Collman, Sharon; Pehling, David; Whaley, Dale K.; Zack, Richard Stanly, 1952- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    Wherever you find insects, you are likely to find spiders lurking nearby. All spiders are predators that have coevolved with their prey—primarily insects and other arthropods. Spiders have evolved numerous and fascinating ...
  • Epsum salt use in home gardens and landscapes 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda; Guggenheim, Rich (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    Epsom salt is a popular soil amendment for home gardeners with anecdotally-reported value as a fertilizer and pesticide. However, it is not registered as a pesticide, nor should it ever be used as a pesticide. This publication ...
  • The larger moths found in Washington State 

    Collman, Sharon; Bush, Michael R. (Michael Robert), 1962- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    The insect order Lepidoptera includes moths and butterflies and is the most recognized group of insects in the world. Perhaps this popularity is due to the wide range of colorful wing patterns that adult moths and butterflies ...
  • Gypsum use in home gardens and landscapes 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda; Guggenheim, Rich (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    Gypsum has long been promoted as a soil amendment for home gardeners who wish to improve their soil structure. Popular books and websites claim that gypsum will loosen compacted soils and improve drainage. Gypsum is also ...
  • Condensed tannin measurements in Eastern WA cider juices and hard cider 

    Mattinson, D. Scott (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    As commercial US hard cider production continues to increase, Washington hard cider production has experienced steady growth as well. Typical apple varieties originally cultivated in the UK and used for hard cider are grown ...
  • How are Hydrangea flower colors determined? 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    The flowers of many hydrangea cultivars run the gamut of colors from pink to purple to blue. Some newer cultivars are “chameleon” hydrangeas, whose colors change throughout the season. All of these colors are due to pigments ...
  • Biosecurity : for the sheep shearer 

    Smith, Sarah Maki (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-09)
    Biosecurity is defined as preventative management practices that protect the health and wellbeing of both animals and humans from the entry or spread of disease agents. For on-farm biosecurity to be successful, everyone ...
  • Rattail fescue : biology and management in Pacific Northwest wheat cropping systems 

    Lyon, Drew J.; Ball, Daniel A. (Daniel Allen), 1954-; Hulting, Andrew Gerald (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    Farmers are discovering that weed management practices must be adjusted to control species previously susceptible to tillage as direct-seed wheat production practices become more widely adopted to conserve soil and water ...
  • Alternative sources of Potato virus Y in Western Washington 

    Beissinger, Abby, 1989-; Benedict, Chris; Inglis, Debbie, 1953- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    While many potato growers in western Washington (WWA) are diligent about managing Potato virus Y (PVY) from commonly known inoculum sources, there are various means that are not always recognized by which PVY is able to ...
  • Advanced facilitator guide for in-depth ripple effects mapping 

    Hansen, Debra; Higgins, Lorie; Sero, Rebecca (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) is a multi-step process used to engage participants in an evaluation. It starts with Appreciative Inquiry questions to guide participants in telling their stories of success to one other person. ...
  • Important considerations for the use of biodegradable mulch in crop production 

    Chen, Kuan-Ju; Galinato, Suzette P.; Ghimire, Shuresh; MacDonald, Stuart; Marsh, Thomas L., 1962-; Miles, Carol A.; Tozer, Peter R.; Velandia, Margarita (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    Farmers use mulch to control weeds, conserve soil moisture, help improve crop yield, and obtain several other benefits during the crop growing season. Several studies have shown that biodegradable mulches (BDM) are comparable ...
  • A mayweed chamomile growing degree day model for the Inland Pacific Northwest 

    Hauvermale, Amber L., 1976-; Race, Kyle N.; Lawrence, Nevin C.; Koby, Lindsey; Lyon, Drew J.; Burke, Ian C. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    Mayweed chamomile (Anthemis cotula L.) is a problematic weed in agronomic production systems in the inland Pacific Northwest (iPNW), primarily in higher rainfall zones. Emerging issues that impact successful management of ...
  • Conservation tillage in a winter wheat-fallow system : Ron Jirava 

    Yorgey, Georgine; Borrelli, Kristy; Painter, Kathleen Marie, 1957-; Davis, Hilary M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-08)
    Ron Jirava farms near Ritzville, WA, in an area receiving 11.5 inches of annual precipitation. In this publication, Jirava discusses his tillage strategies, including his use of the undercutter sweep, and his experimentation ...
  • Deficit irrigation of a diverse irrigated rotation : Jake Madison : Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series : Increasing Resilience Among Farmers in the Pacific Northwest 

    Yorgey, Georgine; Borrelli, Kristy; Painter, Kathleen Marie, ?d 1957-; Brooks, Erin S.; Davis, Hilary M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-07)
    Jake Madison farms in Echo, Oregon, growing wheat, corn, alfalfa, canola, and onions. He also leases ground to other farmers for production of potatoes, peas, beans, and grass seed. In this publication, Madison discusses ...
  • Strip-tillage for onions and sweet corn : Lorin Grigg : Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series : Increasing Resilience Among Farmers in the Pacific Northwest 

    Yorgey, Georgine; McGuire, Andrew (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-06)
    Lorin Grigg grows onions and sweet corn under sprinkler irrigation in Quincy, Washington. In this publication, Grigg discusses his strategy for cover cropping to protect seedlings from windblown sand and reduce wind erosion. ...

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