The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) is making a difference. With 15 academic departments and schools, four research and extension centers and 39 county Extension offices distributed across Washington State, CAHNRS provides global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to a safe, abundant, and affordable food and fiber supply; promotes the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and cultivates stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems.
What's Happening in CAHNRS
30 September 2014, 9:38 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. – As the decline of honey bee populations garners international attention, David Crowder and Eli Bloom are turning to a different breed of bees for pollination services.
Their three-year research project will help farmers and scientists understand native bee communities on small-scale farms in western Washington with support from a nearly half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
30 September 2014, 8:57 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. — For farmers, especially organic farmers, who are increasingly challenged by food safety guidelines, dung beetles could provide an elegant solution to a vexing problem. Entomologists at Washington State University are investigating whether dung beetles could suppress harmful foodborne pathogens in the soil before they can spread to humans.
29 September 2014, 10:41 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. —Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that non-digestible compounds in apples — specifically, Granny Smith apples — may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. The study, which is thought to be the first of its kind to assess these compounds in apple cultivars grown in the Pacific Northwest, appears in October’s print edition of the journal Food Chemistry.
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- Sustainable Small-Scale Farming & Ranching 12-week course
From Sep 23, 6:00 pm
To Dec 09, 9:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium
- Michael McPhaden – El Niño: World Weather
From Oct 05, 4:00 pm
To Oct 05, 6:00 pm
Fort Worden Room 204
- Ocean Health Community Forum
From Oct 07, 6:30 pm
To Oct 07, 8:00 pm
Northwest Maritime Center
- Master Gardener David Deardorff Plant Diagnosics
From Oct 10, 8:30 am
To Oct 10, 4:30 pm