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High-Tech Farming for Affordable, Sustainable Food

Agriculture and technology both drive Washington’s economy. Agriculture contributes more than $51 billion to the state’s economy. Now, advances in technology help farmers improve our state’s food production systems, so high-tech farming means more people have access to affordable...

The Benefits of Pesticides

The benefits of pesticides include higher quality food production, increased profits for farmers and the prevention of diseases. Although pests consume or harm a large portion of agricultural crops, without the use of pesticides, it is likely that they...

Washington Farmers: Combatting Food Insecurity

As Washington farmers embrace technologies and advances in research to improve food production, our residents benefit. About 14 percent of Washington residents experience food insecurity, below the national average. The number of food insecure 8th through 12th graders has...

Defining What Sustainable Agriculture Really Means

If we go by the dictionary definition of sustainable, the meaning is pretty clear. When we start talking about sustainable agriculture, things get a little more complicated. SUSTAINABLE: Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level. As our culture...

Plants Respond to Attacks by Insects

Plant behavior. Plants respond to attacks by insects with complex changes in their metabolism, including the production of toxic and anti-digestive chemicals as well as odors. In other words, plants taste and smell differently after an insect attack. These...

GPS Increases Efficiency

Farming is probably the oldest industry known to man, with techniques passed down through generations. It is, by its very nature, dependent on seasons, along with intuition and toil. When one thinks of farming in the “old fashion” sense, technology...

The Role of Seed Treatments

Seed treatments, dressings and coatings can be used as a successful tool in pest management. These methods are agro-friendly since they target the pests and diseases with smaller amounts of active ingredients and are not introduced into the atmosphere....

Drone Captures Vineyard Irrigation Data

Here's a cool article re-posted courtesy of Washington State University: Originally posted July 5th, 2016 Drone Captures Vineyard Irrigation Data by Scott Weybright scottweybright@wsu.edu Source contact: Lav Khot, WSU biological systems engineering 509-786-9302, lav.khot@wsu.edu PROSSER, Wash. – People may notice a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington...

Funding Agricultural Research for a Sustainable Food Supply

Wheat farmers in Washington breathe a small sigh of relief as Wheat prices come in at slightly above the record lows of the past two years—but not high enough. Many of our farmers are unable to break even financially...

Using Natural Plant Defenses

Using natural plant defenses for sustainable agriculture.  Self-defense in plants may be part of an effective solution to sustainable agriculture, in particular, growing some crops without chemical pesticides. All plants contain poisons, for example, the sharp spice of horseradish and wasabi,...
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