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Studying the dirt beneath your feet

PROSSER — To get the most out of your irrigation equipment, the chemicals you put on your crops, and the water y...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Gebbers Farms reaches settlement with L&I over COVID-related fines

BREWSTER — In a case likely watched in the central Washington fruit industry, Brewster-based cherry and apple grower Gebbers Farms agreed to spend nearly $2 million to improve conditions for workers in an agreeme...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Asian giant hornet sighted in northwestern Washington near Blaine

BLAINE — The Asian Giant Hornet is back.

Updated 2 months ago
High-tech orchard: Drones, sensors poised to revolutionize apple industry

GRANDVIEW — It’s 16 acres of the “apple from hell.”

Updated 2 months ago
Bee-impersonating flies show pollinator potential

PULLMAN, Wash. – A tiny bee imposter, the syrphid fly, may be a big help to some gardens and farms, new research from Washington State University shows.

Updated 2 months ago
USA Pears wins social media award

PORTLAND, Ore. — USA Pears has won an award for Best In-House Digital Marketing Campaign for a series of videos highlighting Pacific Northwest pear growers.

Updated 2 months ago
Wild yeast may hold key to reducing sugar content in wine

Creating wine is a balancing act between the quality of harvested grapes and the types of microorganisms that ferment grape juice. Too much sugar during the ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Cannabis research center established at Washington State University

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s early efforts on cannabis research have now grown into a full, multi-disciplinary research center with nearly 100 sci...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Goose Gap becomes state’s latest certified wine region

SEATTLE — Washington State has a brand new officially recognized wine growing area.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Japanese beetles in Yakima Valley pose risk to region’s farms

GRANDVIEW — Japanese beetles may not be anywhere nearly as interesting or even as dangerous as Asian giant hornets, but they could do a lot more damage.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
New law makes farmworkers eligible for overtime pay

TUMWATER — Dairy workers in Washington State will now earn overtime pay under a new state law that takes effect on July 25, with other agricultural workers eligible to start earning overtime on Jan. 1, 2022.