The invasive northern giant hornet (formerly known as the Asian giant hornet) poses a significant threat to honey bees, public health, and the environment: beekeepers and the public can learn more here.
A well-managed pasture has several ecological and economic benefits. However, several species of arthropods (insects, mites and garden symphylans), and gastropods (slugs) inhabit pastures of the Pacific Northwest of the United States and can diminish those benefits.
Reviews Russian thistle biology as it relates to management, including seed dormancy and longevity in soil, seed distribution, seed germination and emergence, plant growth after establishment, crop competition, and resistance to herbicides. Outlines key considerations for managing for 3 crop years and 1 fallow year. Describes results from a residue management experiment designed to determine how to reduce tillage while maintaining winter wheat production.
Pigweed is an invasive plant pest usually found in disturbed areas, like farmland and along roadsides and fencelines. Because their aggressiveness can reduce crop yields, this PNW discusses how to prevent or curtail their spread in the region by learning how to identify them, their impacts, and the most effective control options (sanitation, mechanical, cultural, and herbicidal methods).