CAHNRS News

Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers’ fingertips

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Soil pathogen testing will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research WSU plant pathologists are sharing.

Trio of videos feature importance of WSU wine research

Trio of videos feature importance of WSU wine research

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WSU V&E Program research faculty and students star in newly released video series. Watch to learn about the history and innovation at the core of…

Bringing the Lewis-Clark Valley’s wine industry back to life

Bringing the Lewis-Clark Valley’s wine industry back to life

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Walking rows of syrah on a late winter afternoon, Coco Umiker takes in the panorama from her Lewiston, Idaho, vineyard. Bare, pale golden vines slope…

Dryland partnership pays off with record-breaking wheat contest win

Dryland partnership pays off with record-breaking wheat contest win

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For more than a hundred years, Washington State University wheat breeders have worked side-by-side with Washington’s dryland farmers to develop new wheat varieties that thrive…

National Science Foundation awards million-dollar funding for role model scientist

National Science Foundation awards million-dollar funding for role model scientist

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Andrei Smertenko recently received NSF CAREER program funding for this research into phragmoplasts, molecular machines that help plants grow.

WSU scientist protects Northwest spinach seed from crippling disease

WSU scientist protects Northwest spinach seed from crippling disease

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In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble. Northwest farmers grow the seeds that fuel…

Breeding grains that grow communities, Bread Lab’s Jones earns Pellegrini Award

Breeding grains that grow communities, Bread Lab’s Jones earns Pellegrini Award

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At the Bread Lab, Washington State University researcher Stephen Jones helps Pacific Northwest farmers, chefs, bakers and distillers get more out of their grains—more flavor,…

Rwanda raised, WSU/Cougar trained

Rwanda raised, WSU/Cougar trained

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Esther Rugoli grew up on a subsistence farm in Rwanda with 11 brothers and sisters. She’s now at WSU to learn how to help feed…

Flury protects crops, environment as first Gaylon S. Campbell Distinguished Professor

Flury protects crops, environment as first Gaylon S. Campbell Distinguished Professor

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New role refines our understanding of how plants interact with the environment

Clif Bar & Company and King Arthur Flour Announce $1.5 Million Organic Endowment for Washington State University’s Bread Lab

Clif Bar & Company and King Arthur Flour Announce $1.5 Million Organic Endowment for Washington State University’s Bread Lab

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  EMERYVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2018) – Clif Bar & Company and the King Arthur Flour Company today announced the funding of a $1.5 million…

John Peters named fellow by American Academy of Microbiology

John Peters named fellow by American Academy of Microbiology

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John Peters named a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology, his second Fellow honor.

André-Denis Girard Wright named dean

André-Denis Girard Wright named dean

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André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher, has been named dean of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS).

McCluskey named Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

McCluskey named Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

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From nutrition to the environment to women in STEM, Dr. Jill McCluskey explores how information, incentives, and perceptions change markets and the world. “Perceptions and…

Teaching life skills key for award winning WSU educator

Teaching life skills key for award winning WSU educator

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Human Development professor Debbie Handy received the first ever Washington Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher Educator of the Year award in 2017 for her…

WSU scientist’s species discovery helps save colorful peony from ugly disease

WSU scientist’s species discovery helps save colorful peony from ugly disease

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Andrea Garfinkel, a fall WSU Plant Pathology grad, is helping Northwest peony farmers put a stop to a pervasive pest.

WSU alum awarded for career working to end hunger and malnutrition

WSU alum awarded for career working to end hunger and malnutrition

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WSU recently honored alum and former professor Thomas Lumpkin with the Alumni Achievement Award for his career working to end global hunger and malnutrition.

CBS Sunday Morning highlights Cosmic Crisp

CBS Sunday Morning highlights Cosmic Crisp

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Exploring the heritage and future of apples, journalist Mo Rocca featured the highly anticipated Cosmic CrispTM apple on CBS Sunday Morning. Rocca visited orchards in…

Seeds of knowledge: Researchers explore genetic secrets of plant growth

Seeds of knowledge: Researchers explore genetic secrets of plant growth

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Fundamental research sheds light on how genes, hormones help plants grow

Molecular scientist named Fellow for advancing science

Molecular scientist named Fellow for advancing science

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John Peters, director of WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Economist McCluskey to advance research on Academy’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Economist McCluskey to advance research on Academy’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

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  Agricultural economist Jill McCluskey will help advance research frontiers as a newly appointed member of the prestigious National Academy of Science’s Board on Agriculture…

Extension scientist leads search for genetic key to better alfalfa

Extension scientist leads search for genetic key to better alfalfa

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  Forage scientist Steve Norberg will lead a two-year, $250,000 effort to discover the genes behind better alfalfa, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…

‘We Can Do It’: 2017 Women in Ag Conference to build tomorrow’s leaders

‘We Can Do It’: 2017 Women in Ag Conference to build tomorrow’s leaders

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  Women across the Northwest can become better agriculture leaders in the upcoming 2017 Women in Agriculture Conference, organized by Washington State University. The conference…

Perfect pairing: Chef’s gift delivers big benefits for students

Perfect pairing: Chef’s gift delivers big benefits for students

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Donation of Cougar Seasonings business helps Animal Sciences students gain career experience

Organic ag major expands to Western Washington

Organic ag major expands to Western Washington

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WSU will offer an organic ag major at the WSU Everett campus starting with the spring 2018 semester.

HD researcher benefits from undergrad practicality

HD researcher benefits from undergrad practicality

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Sammy Perone, Human Development professor and director of the WSU Childhood Cognition Laboratory, enjoys working with undergraduate researchers like Jenna Cavena in his lab.

CAHNRS announces new Alumni and Development Senior Director

CAHNRS announces new Alumni and Development Senior Director

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The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is proud to announce the appointment of Shane Giese as the new senior director of CAHNRS…

Sustainable farming pioneer wins Bullitt Prize

Sustainable farming pioneer wins Bullitt Prize

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PhD student Cornelius Adewale developing apps to help farmers

WSU scientist showcases beauty, diversity of caterpillars

WSU scientist showcases beauty, diversity of caterpillars

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David James fell for caterpillars as a child. Now, he’s literally written the book on them.

Water, soil researcher Kent Keller named director of School of the Environment

Water, soil researcher Kent Keller named director of School of the Environment

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School’s new leader will champion teaching, research and collaboration to solve global challenges

Students fashion reusable bags for community food pantry

Students fashion reusable bags for community food pantry

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The pasta, fruit and vegetables in CJ’s new shopping bag will feed her family until payday. And that new bag is more than stylish and…

Pollinators add variety to every meal

Pollinators add variety to every meal

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Our experts explain the importance of honey bees to agriculture and the foods we eat.