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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Washington lamb of merit 

    Busboom, Jan Roger; Llewellyn, Donald A.; Smith, Sarah Maki (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-05)
    The purpose of the Washington Lamb of Merit program is to: 1. To create an awareness of current market demands; 2. To recognize exhibitors and breeders for producing high-value carcasses; 3. To provide information about ...
  • WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm operation, production, and economic performance for 2017 

    Esser, Aaron D.; Appel, Derek (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-05)
    The WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm is a 320-acre facility located on the eastern edge of Davenport, WA, and is split (north and south) by State Highway 2. Washington State University maintains and operates this ...
  • Strip-tilled and direct-seeded vegetables integrated with cattle grazing : Eric Williamson : Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series : Increasing Resilience Among Farmers in the Pacific Northwest 

    Yorgey, Georgine; Borrelli, Kristy; McGuire, Andrew; Painter, Kathleen Marie, ?d 1957- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-05)
    Eric Williamson raises cattle, vegetables for processing, and grain crops near George, Washington. In this publication, Williamson discusses how strip-tillage and direct-seeding have greatly reduced erosion, lowered costs, ...
  • Ascochyta blight of faba bean 

    Dugan, Frank M., 1947-; Landry, Erik J., 1982-; Hu, Jinguo (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-05)
    This fact sheet provides information on Ascochyta blight of faba bean for commercial growers and home gardeners. Faba bean (Vicia faba, also known as fava bean or broad bean) has been grown in the ancient Near East (present ...
  • Preserving pumpkin and winter squash 

    Wells-Moses, Kayla (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-05)
    There are many varieties of winter squash and pumpkins that are suitable for preservation. Squash varieties that preserve well are: acorn, buttercup, butternut, banana, golden delicious, Hubbard, and sweet meat. Pumpkin ...
  • Growing poplar trees for biofuels : what do landowners in Washington State have to say? 

    Gowan, Catherine; Kar, Shiba; Townsend, Patricia (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-05)
    One option for reducing reliance on petroleum is to use hybrid poplar trees as a local, renewable source of biofuels and other bioproducts in the Pacific Northwest. It would require a mass of potential landowners interested ...
  • Anthracnose canker integrated management plan for home gardeners in Western Washington 

    Garton, Whitney; Miles, Carol A.; Mazzola, Mark (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2018-04)
    Anthracnose canker, caused by the fungal pathogen Neofabraea malicorticis (synonym Cryptosporiopsis curvispora), and potentially Phlyctema vagabunda (synonym Neofabraea alba), is a major disease, limiting apple production ...

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