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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Winter wheat production increases this fall

Winter wheat production increases this fall

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor October 14, 2022

About 1.8 million acres of winter wheat were planted in 2022, an increase of about 100,000 acres from 2021, providing more wheat to those in the region and around the world, said Michelle Hennings, Washington...

The initial strategy for the co-operative pruning process is to have robots prune 80% of the tree.

Research aims to replace human pruners with robots

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter April 7, 2022

Researchers are developing a robotic system for pruning. The system will allow human pruners and robots to coexist in the same environment. Pruning is a process used to manage the annual growth of trees...

Sarah Nehring, left, speaks with long-time customer Bonny Boyan, right, at the WSU Eggert Organic Family Farm Friday afternoon. The farm sells fresh produce harvested with help from WSU students.

From the fields to the market

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2021

A quiet and peaceful organic farm located on the corner of campus was idle on Friday because of the pouring rain, but loyal customers still showed up to buy fresh produce.  Bonny Boyan, WSU Library...

From 2016 to 2019, three suicides occurred among members of Skagit County’s agricultural industry.

WSU extension office helps farmers overcome suicide, mental health issues

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 7, 2020

When Bob Engle witnessed his father experience clinical depression, Engle knew he did not want to venture on the same road his father walked on. “It’s just my own recognition to not let depression...

Farmwella co-founders Cedric Habiyaremye and Cornelius Adewales vision for the company is to shift the way of thinking about farming in Africa by providing sustainable resources to start up more farms.

Alumni work to improve productivity of African farming

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 5, 2020

Two WSU alumni are working to make farming more profitable and sustainable for farmers in Africa through their agricultural start-up company Farmwella.  Farmers in Africa often lack resources, infrastructure...

The Hands and Hearts Farm was created about six years ago to help co-owner Ames Fowler complete graduate school.

Local farm creates sustainable structure

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 1, 2020

A husband and wife duo became business partners when they opened a farm in the Palouse region to bolster the husband's graduate school education. Hands and Hearts Farm is a small farm located in Moscow...

Grain growers, like the Northwest Grain Growers in Walla Walla, said the conditions for growing this year have been optimal due to the right amount of rain.

Farmers see high crop yield, lower selling rates

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 27, 2020

Farmers in Whitman County are experiencing a fruitful harvest this year, due to a wetter than usual spring.  “This is definitely the highest-yielding harvest I’ve had since I started in 2008,”...

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