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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 >

2018 WSU Variety Testing Program
PNW Crop Tour Schedule

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