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Tillage, Soil Health, and Weeds: WSU Organic Transitions Project

Project Details With recent funding acquired from WSU’s BIOAg Grant Program, we initiated an experiment this spring to evaluate the impact that tillage has on soil health metrics, weed populations, and crop growth. To evaluate…

New Nematode Resource Developed by WSU Students

WSU grad students did a deep dive into Soil Health this semester through a virtual Graduate Special Topics Course led by Dr. Deirdre Griffin LaHue. At the end of the semester, students created outreach materials…

Identifying Soil Health Indicators for Central Washington Orchards

By Tianna DuPont, Lee Kalcsits, Clark Kogan, Washington State University. November 20, 2020. This research was funded by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission grant number 131897-003. Fig 1. Matched orchards of Gala on M.9337…

SoilCon: Washington Soil Health Week

  WSU's Soil Health Initiative with sponsorship from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education will bring together soil experts from around the world to discuss soil health.  This virtual event will occur during the week…

What is “soil health,” anyway?

Deirdre Griffin LaHue, Assistant Professor of Soil Quality and Sustainable Soil Management, WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Soil health has become a popular topic in agricultural and environmental sectors over the last decade, and soil scientists…