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A renaissance of barley
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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.

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An apple a day could keep obesity away

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 […]

An unlikely collaboration harms potato crop

23 September 2014, 4:11 pm

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have discovered that a common potato virus and a fungus-like pathogen can work together to damage the crop.

In a study published this summer, scientists found that potato virus S (PVS) breaks down late blight resistance in potato. The study is in the American Journal of Potato Research (Lin, Y-H., D.A. Johnson and H.R. Pappu. 2014. Effect of Potato virus S infection on late light resistance in potato. Amer. J. Potato Research).

$5 million gift funds research facility, ups state grain game

17 September 2014, 8:53 pm

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Grain Commission announced Wednesday a $5 million gift to expand facilities and advance grain research at Washington State University. Plant growth facilities are central to developing grain varieties through WSU’s plant breeding programs.

“When the Washington Grain Commission asked researchers at WSU what they felt the biggest limiting factor for moving their research forward was, they told us they needed more greenhouse space,” said Washington Grain Commission Chairman Steve Claassen. “This will be a huge benefit to Washington grain growers as they will be able to plant improved varieties of wheat and barley and they will be available sooner.”

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