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Volume 3, Issue 12 - December 15, 2014
• Town Hall Meeting on Avian Influenza
• Washington Small Fruit Conference
• Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
• Drying-Off Lactating Livestock


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2014

   
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Volume 3, Issue 11 - November 14, 2014
• WA Small Fruit Conference
• Compost Outreach Project
• Food Animal Medications: How to Stay Within the Law
• Winterizing Your Drip Irrigation System
• FSMA Proposed Rules Overview

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Volume 3, Issue 10 - October 15, 2014
• 2014 Washington Small Fruit Conference
• Spider Mite Uprisings
• Dry Bean Production in Northwest Washington
• Don’t Forget Feet

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Volume 3, Issue 9 - September 16, 2014
• Johne’s Disease
• WSU ’s Small Fruit Horticulture Program Update
• WSU Winter Wheat Variety Testing

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Volume 3, Issue 8 - August 15, 2014
• Update to Community Food Assesment
• PVY in Potatoes
• VS Outbreak and Disease Surveillance
• Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce

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Volume 3, Issue 7 - July 15, 2014
• Managing Rough Strawberry Root Weevil
• Phomopsis Die-Back on Blueberries
• White Leaf Spot on Crucifer
• Light Leaf Spot on Crucifer
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events

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Volume 3, Issue 6 - June 16, 2014
• Black Leg in Brassicaceae Crops and Wild Crucifers
• From Flower to Fruit
• Whatcom County Producers Participating in NAHMS Dairy 2014 Study
• New 1000 ft2 Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events

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Volume 3, Issue 5 - May 16, 2014
• Extension Service Celebrates 100 Years
• SWD Degree Day Alerts
• Summer Weed Control
• Hybrid Poplars Show Promise for Biofuels in Western Washington
• PDR Program in Whatcom County
• WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events

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  Volume 3, Issue 4 - April 15, 2014
• Wheat: the Value added cover crop– The WSU Bread Lab
• 2013 Western Region Blueberry Pesticide Decline Evaluations
• New & Updated Raspberry and Strawberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest
• Livestock Spring Health Concern: Grass Tetany
• Porrcine Health Concern
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 3, Issue 3 - March 15, 2014
• SWD in Berries - 2013 Update
• Spring Pastures
• Online Pesticide Purchases
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 3, Issue 2 - February 15, 2014
• Please Give Us Some Feedback!
• Upcoming Workshops
• New Small Fruit Varieties
• Affordable Care Act and Agriculture Employers and Employees
• Livestock and Lice
• Water Quality and Agriculture in the PNW
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 3, Issue 1 - January 15, 2014
• Please Give Us Some Feedback!
• Biodegradable Mulches and Organic Production
• ‘Tis the Season for Pneumonia
• Pest Management in Vegetable Transplants
• Pesticide Applicator License Information
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events

 

2013

   
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 12 - December 15, 2013
• Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show
• Leafy Greens Production
• Nutrient Management in Berries
• Preparing Livestock for the Winter
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events


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  Volume 3, Issue 11 - November 15, 2013
• Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show
• New Small Fruit Horticulture Program Leader
• Discussions over Labor Issues
• Controlling Silver Scurf on Potato
• Composted Biosolids and Local Food
• Livestock Evacuation During a Disaster
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 10 - October 15, 2013
• Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show
• Customizing Manure Application for Season and Soil Type in Western WA
• Managing Clubroot on Crucifer Crops
• Pre-breeding Management of Sheep
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 9 - September 15, 2013
• Weed Control in the Fall
• A New ID Technique for SWD Eggs
• Berries and MRL’s
• New Raspberry Fumigation Webpage
• Alfalfa in Western Washington
• Calculating Livestock Winter Hay Needs
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 8 - August 15, 2013
• Water and Agriculture
• Ag Water District Plans Underway
• Irrigation Management on Different Soils
• Irrigation Scheduler Update
• Dairy and Livestock Producer Survey
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 7 - July 15, 2013
• Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Bees
• Phomopsis Die-back on Blueberries
• The Heat is on for Livestock
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 6 - June 15, 2013
• Assessing the Damage Potential of Root Lesion Nematodes on Red Raspberry Cultivars
• SWD Insecticide Strategy for Washington Blueberry Growers
• Practical use of Soil Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling
• Food Safety Modernization Act
• Landowner Grants Available
• Weather Update
• SWD Degree Day Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 5 - May 15, 2013
• Barley for Food, Feed & Craft Malt Production
• FSMA, 3rd Party Certification, GAPs
• Cherry Fruitworm: New Blueberry Pest
• Leafy Greens – New and Old Regulations
• Western WA Farmer Tour of Peru South America
• Weather Update
• SWD Degreed Day Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 4 - April 16, 2013
• New WSU NW Livestock & Dairy Ext. Specialist
• 2013 SWD Extension and Outreach
• SWD Overwintering and Life Cycle in PNW
• Red Raspberry Primocane Management, Part II
• Virus Disease Control
• Getting Mechanical with Pruning/Trellising
• Weather Update
• Upcoming Events
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 3 - March 15, 2013
• SWD Degree Day Model
• SWD and Insecticide Degradation
• Red Raspberry Primocane Management
• Advanced Biofuels Hardwoods NW Project
• Estimating Plant-Available N from Cover Crops
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 2 - February 15, 2013
• Proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
• Raspberry Yield Decline
• Manure Application Risk Management Tools
• Managing Blueberry Root Rot Disease
• AgWeatherNet
Newsletter
  Volume 2, Issue 1 - January 16, 2013
• Organic Blueberry Production
• Grafting Vegetables
• Bacterial Ring Rot in Potatoes
• Weather Update

 

2012

   
Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 8 - December 17, 2012
• Silage Corn Hybrids
• Native Bees
• Alternative Forage Crops
• Weather Update
Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 7 - November 18, 2012
• Small Fruit Conference
• SWD Recap
• Powdery Mildew Grapes
• Weather Update
Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 6 - October 16, 2012
• Planning Soil Sampling
• Potato Wart
• Upcoming Events
• Weather Update
Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 5 - September 17, 2012
• Bed Fumigation
• Niche Cover Crops
• Small Grain Resources
• Weather Update
Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 4 - August 16, 2012
• Dayneutral Strawberries
• Berry Breeding
• Drip Irrigation Management
• SWD Update
• Weather Update
Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 3 - July 16, 2012
• Decline in Red Raspberries
• Birds in Blueberries
• Summer Cover Crops
• Drip Irrigation Potatoes
• SWD Update
• Weather Update
June 2012 Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 2 - June 15, 2012
• Late Blight in Tomatoes
• Nitrogen in Silage Corn
• Nitrogen in Grains
• Glyphosate in Potato
• Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Update
• Weather Recount
May 2012 Newsletter
  Volume 1, Issue 1 - May 15, 2012
• Interpreting Soil Tests
• SWD Update and SWD Scouting
• Research Briefs
• Weather Recount
     

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