Pacific Northwest

NASA funds satellite image project measuring double cropping in fields

With a $100,000 grant from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Western Water Applications Office, Washington State University researchers will scour more than 20 years of satellite imagery to learn whether the farming technique of double cropping... more »

OSU Berry Initiative, funded by Oregon legislature, gets a new leader

Erica Chernoh, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist, is the new leader of the OSU Berry Initiative at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. Chernoh, an assistant professor of practice in Lane... more »

Washington burn ban exempts propane orchard weed burners

The state of Washington has exempted orchard weed control by propane burner from a statewide burn ban, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. The ban, which included a prohibition on all agricultural weed... more »

Washington eradicates first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021

The Washington State Department of Agriculture eradicated the first Asian giant hornet nest of the year on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The nest was located in the base of a dead alder tree in rural Whatcom... more »

Stemilt first tree fruit company to achieve full EFI certification

Stemilt received new Equitable Food Initiative certifications in August to become the first apple, pear and cherry company to achieve EFI certification of its entire operation. The new certifications bring Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Western Growers unveils agtech career development pipeline

Western Growers has bolstered its workforce development efforts with the launch of five initiatives aimed at transitioning the agriculture workforce to master rapidly developing agricultural technology. The initiatives make up Western Growers' (WG) Agtech Workforce... more »

Research into grapevine leafroll disease in top 10 most cited annual papers

Past research by Washington State University plant pathologist Naidu Rayapati earned recognition among most cited papers in the journal PLOS One. Rayapati, a professor in plant pathology and director of the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research... more »

Northwest cherry harvest continues to show strength

The U.S. Pacific Northwest cherry crop is exceeding late season expectations. Over 20.1m cartons had been packed as of Saturday, Aug. 21, with this season’s harvest expected to extend through until the end of August.... more »

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