Agriculture

Program Contact: Mark Heitstuman, Director
(509) 843-3701 • mark.heitstuman@wsu.edu

Agriculture has dominated Garfield County’s economy with farms occupying two-thirds of the county. Wheat is the main crop, though other grains such as barley and bluegrass are also grown.

Wheat farming on the Palouse of North Idaho.Warm Weather Puts Crops Ahead of Schedule

To help farmers with early crop development, AgWeatherNet offers email alerts for frosts and other adverse weather. It can also help growers schedule irrigation and use water more effectively.

To sign up for AgWeatherNet alerts, click here to start an account.

WSU Extension agents are available to answer questions about winter weather and agriculture. Learn more >

New Drought Website

The new drought website shares timely updates and a wealth of water conservation information to help farmers deal with a dry year. Farmers can find research based publications, drought updates, useful links and news on drought-related issues.

Visit the drought website >

Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems Workshops are Coming Soon!

spring-canolaThe WSU Oilseed Cropping Systems Workshops begin January 26, 2017, and registration is now open.  Join us for the only workshops in the PNW that focus on growing and managing oilseed crops in cereal rotations. The workshops are for first-time and experienced growers, crop consultants, crop input suppliers, agency representatives, and anyone else with and interest in learning more about canola, mustard, and other oilseed crops.  Attendees will learn about in-season crop diagnostics for pests, diseases, nutrients, and herbicide damage, variety selection, fertilizer management for spring and winter oilseeds, and much more.

Registration includes lunch and refreshments, and an industry sponsored social will follow each workshop. Click on the following link for a Timely Topic with more information about the workshops including registration:

http://smallgrains.wsu.edu/washington-oilseed-cropping-systems-workshops-are-coming-soon/