This collection contains publications by WSU Extension.

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  • Wheat straw pulping by-product mixed with lime may address soil acidification in no-till fields 

    Tao, Haiying; Pan, William L.; Carter, Paul (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Soil acidification has become a growing concern for dryland crop production in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Many no-till (NT) soils have stratified soil pH in the fertilizer application zone due to repeated nitrogen (N) ...
  • Season-long management of late blight on potato and tomato in Western Washington 

    Inglis, Debbie, 1953-; Gundersen, Babette (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Late blight is a historically famous plant disease that can be very serious in western Washington. It affects potatoes and tomatoes and certain nursery plants and weeds in the Solanaceae (potato family). The disease is ...
  • Harvest weed seed control : applications for PNW wheat production systems 

    Lyon, Drew J.; Walsh, Michael J.; Barroso, Judit; Campbell, Joan M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Herbicide resistance is of growing concern to wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Harvest weed seed control (HWSC) is an innovative, non-chemical approach developed in Australia that takes advantage of seed ...
  • Water quality risk assessment for grazing areas 

    Hudson, Tipton D. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    The purpose of this publication is to help livestock managers and landowners assess risk of water quality pollution in streams associated with grazing areas and design grazing management changes to improve riparian health. ...
  • Nitrogen inhibitors : how do they work to reduce N losses? 

    Tao, Haiying; Rogers, Christopher W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Applying nitrogen (N) fertilizer at the exact time of need is often operationally unrealistic for wheat and barley growers in Washington. Instead, N is commonly applied early, before its rapid uptake by plants. However, ...
  • Elaboración segura del queso fresco 

    Powers-Hammond, Lizann (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    El queso fresco es un tipo de queso blanco y desmenuzable que desde hace muchas generaciones elaboran las familias latinoamericanas. Tradicionalmente, el queso fresco se prepara con leche fresca sin pasteurizar (la ...
  • Fresh cheese made safely 

    Powers-Hammond, Lizann (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Queso fresco is a fresh, crumbly white cheese that has been made for generations by Latin-American families. Traditionally, queso fresco is prepared with fresh dairy milk that has not been pasteurized (heat treated). ...
  • Assessing and managing cold damage in Washington vineyards 

    Moyer, Michelle, 1982-; Mills, Lynn J.; Hoheisel, Gwen-Alyn; Keller, Markus, (horticulturist) (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-10)
    During the winter, grapevine varieties require some degree and duration of low temperature exposure in order to fulfill plant chilling requirements. Adequate chilling is critical to uniform and timely budbreak the following ...
  • Grazing managerment that achieves multiple-use goals : Russ Stingley 

    Hudson, Tipton D.; Hall, Sonia A.; Neibergs, J. Shannon; Yorgey, Georgine; Reeves, Matthew (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-10)
    Russ Stingley runs a cow-calf operation in Kittitas, Washington, with his three sons and his daughter. The Stingleys lease rangeland from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), ...
  • WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm operation, production, and economic performance for 2018 

    Esser, Aaron D.; Appel, Derek (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-10)
    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 ...
  • Pseudomonas diseases on cucurbits in Western Washington 

    Tymon, Lydia S., 1972-; Inglis, Debbie, 1953- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-10)
    Cucurbits are well-suited for the maritime climate in western Washington and are considered high value specialty crops. For example, the most recent USDA NASS census data for pumpkins grown in Washington show that 398,000 ...
  • Values for circle keepers 

    Wallace, Michael (Michael L.) (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-10)
    Traditional circle practices (also known as council circles or talking circles) may be interpreted as representing some of humankind’s earliest approaches to community health and human interaction. Modern circle practices ...
  • Hessian fly management in wheat 

    Whaley, Dale K. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-09)
    The Hessian fly Mayetiola destructor, is considered one of the oldest and most damaging insect pests to wheat (Triticum spp. L.). Originally from Asia, it is believed to have been introduced in straw bedding used by Hessian ...
  • Modeling environmental change : scenarios in the Washington water supply and demand forecast 

    Allen, Elizabeth; Hall, Sonia A.; Adam, Jennifer C.; Brady, Michael P.; Barber, Michael E.; Stockle, Claudio O.; Barik, Muhammad; Yorgey, Georgine; Rajagopalan, Kirti; Kruger, Chad E. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-09)
    This publication introduces policy makers and natural resource managers to the use of scenarios in environmental modeling. Managers increasingly recognize that the climate is changing and that those changes pose a threat ...
  • The efficacy and environmental consequences of kelp-based garden products 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-09)
    Processed seaweeds, especially kelps, are heavily marketed to gardeners as biostimulants, fertilizers, soil conditioners, disease suppressants, and environmental stress reducers. This publication reviews the published ...
  • Using cereal straw bales in home gardens 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-09)
    Once a popular commercial method of growing commercial crops, straw bale gardening is experiencing a resurgence among home gardeners. This publication addresses the scientific research behind straw bale gardening and ...
  • Growing wasabi in the Pacific Northwest 

    Miles, Carol A.; Daniels, Catherine H., 1957- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-07)
    Wasabi (Wasabia japonica [Miq.] Matsum. syn. Eutrema japonicum) is a perennial plant native to Japan. It is a member of a plant family commonly known as mustards and, like them, is primarily used as a condiment. Scientifically, ...
  • Grazed cover cropping : Drew Leitch 

    Yorgey, Georgine; Borrelli, Kristy; Painter, Kathleen Marie, 1957-; Finkelnburg, Doug (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-07)
    Drew Leitch, whose farm in Nezperce, Idaho receives between 17 and 23 inches of precipitation annually, has been experimenting with using cover crops in his dryland wheat rotations and has achieved promising early results ...
  • Soil biota in orchards 

    DuPont, S. Tianna (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-04)
    The soil is alive. In just one acre of agricultural soil there can be 5,000 pounds of bacteria and fungi, 800 pounds of arthropods, 300 pounds of protozoa, and 100 pounds of nematodes. These organisms provide many ecosystem ...
  • Do black walnut trees have allelopathic effects on other plants? 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-03)
    Gardeners have heard that black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) contain a toxic chemical called juglone that will kill any other plants growing nearby. This phenomenon is called allelopathy, and, in recent years, many other ...

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