Waters Is Hopeful Cold Temperatures Will Help Farmers This Growing Season

The cold temperatures the Pacific Northwest saw to ring in the New Year may help farmers later this growing season. Washington State University’s Dr. Tim Waters says while those frigid temperatures will do little to the insect and disease population, the temps will disrupt where many of those pest like to live; volunteer potatoes. “When […]

Focus On Fruit for 04/22/21

This week, B.J. Thurlby talks about what the cherry industry is doing to prepare for the upcoming season. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Did Recent Cold Damage Northwest Stone Fruit?

The recent cold temperatures we saw across the Northwest, what kind of damage should ag producers expect? “So as we move in to states like Washington and Oregon, for example, we have seen multiple freezes starting the middle to latter part of last week and continuing through the weekend and even in to the early […]

Lohmann: First Frost Of The Season Later Than Average

The first frost of the 2020 growing season is behind scheduled, a fact about which many won’t complain. Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said in a typical year, areas such as Yakima and Pullman would have already recorded overnight lows below 32 degrees. For the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, NE Oregon, temperatures below freezing […]

Cold Wet Weather Expected For First Weekend Of Fall

Fall officially started on Monday, a bit later than in years past.  And the weather has been beautiful as we change seasons, with a lot of sunshine across the area and temperatures mild for this time of year.  Marilyn Lohmann meteorologist with the National Weather Service says you better enjoy it while you can.   […]