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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Biofumigant cover cropping in potatoes : Dale Gies : farmer-to-farmer case study series : increasing resilience among farmers in the Pacific Northwest 

    Yorgey, Georgine; Kantor, Sylvia; Painter, Kathleen Marie, 1957-; Davis, Hilary; Bernacchi, Leigh (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Dale Gies grows potatoes, wheat, and seed crops for vegetables and cover crops under irrigation near Moses Lake, Washington. In this publication, Gies discusses his experiences using a biofumigant cover crop to add organic ...
  • 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: ...
  • Duel-purpose winter canola in the Pacific Northwest : silage production 

    Llewellyn, Donald A.; Fransen, Steven C.; Walker, Ely; Sowers, Karen (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Winter canola (Brassica napus) is used as a break crop in the primarily cereal grain rotations of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Research over the last 40 years has largely been focused on grain production. However, renewed ...
  • Integrated pest management for the wheat head armyworm complex in the Pacific Northwest 

    Roberts, Diana; Rondon, Silvia I.; Landolt, Peter J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    The wheat head armyworm complex (WHAC) is comprised of two armyworm species, Dargida diffusa (Walker) and Dargida terrapictalis (Buckett), which caused recent, intermittent damage to cereal crops in the Pacific Northwest ...
  • Washington bumble bees in home yards and gardens 

    Pehling, David; Glass, Jenny R. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Bumble bees, with their robust bodies, colorful bands of “fur” and audible “buzz” while in flight are the most well recognized of the native bees in Washington State. Equipped with pollen collecting hairy bodies and “pollen ...
  • 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 ...
  • The field book for dairy manure applicators 

    Bary, Andy I.; Harrison, Joe (Joseph Heywood), 1956-; Sullivan, Dan M. (Dan Matthew), 1954- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Field record-keeping is a key part of manure management. It includes: Where manure was applied; How much manure was applied; When manure was applied. Good records help you make the most of your farm’s manure. They give you ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lace bugs : Corythucha salicata Gibson (Heteroptera: Tingidae) 

    Rodstrom, Robert A., 1977-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Lace bugs are generally not a pest of poplars grown east of the Cascade Mountains, but expanded plantings of poplars for potential biofuel production in western Oregon and Washington have been attacked by these sap-feeding ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Forest and Western tent caterpillars : Malacosoma disstria Huber and M. californicum pluviale (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) 

    Rodstrom, Robert A., 1977-; Brown, John J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Several web-spinning caterpillar species attack hybrid poplars in eastern Oregon and Washington. In addition to forest and western tent caterpillars, the fall webworm [Hyphantria cunea Drury (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)] is ...

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