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Washington seeks to show EU our nursery stock is safe to export

Posted by Washivore on March 20, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

After devestating crop losses to a bacterium spread to plants by insects, the European Union is wary of importing US stock. https://www.bestfoodfacts.org/new-potatoes-solve-historic-problem/" target="_blank">Read more. 

More pesticide regulations unecessary

Posted by Washivore on March 15, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Current pesticide regulations are effective, adding more is not necessary for safety. Read more.

Guestworkers important part of agriculture economy

Posted by Washivore on March 1, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This report shows just how valuable guestworkers are to the tree-fruit industry in Washington. Read more.

Can WSU researchers breed a better bee?

Posted by Washivore on November 30, 2016 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Bees that are adapted to various climate zones in the US and who can resist diseases carried by varroa mites are the focus of WSU research. Read more.

GMO potatoes

Posted by Washivore on November 28, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

They don't turn brown, they stay healthy for you when cooked in hot oil. Read more.

Growers Fight Mold and Fungi on Fruit Crops

Posted by Washivore on November 11, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It's challenging to keep Washington grown fruit fresh when there are molds and fungi lurking. https://news.wsu.edu/2016/11/07/fungus-in-storage-apples-pears/" target="_blank">Read more.

A Day of Accidental Ag Tourism

Posted by Washivore on October 19, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

One man finds himself discovering Washington crops. Read more.

Despite high-tech, farmers still need mechanical skills to bring in crops

Posted by Washivore on August 25, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The machines may be more comfortable but they still need to be fixed quickly when something goes wrong. Read more.

Great summer for Washington blueberries!

Posted by Washivore on August 10, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington blueberry growers are planting high yielding plants and using efficient irrigation to bring in a huge crop. Read more.

Farmers were already ahead with technology.

Posted by Washivore on July 19, 2016 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Farmers had been using GPS, self-driving vehicles and more years before they reached the public. Read more.