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WSU secures more than $1.5 million for specialty crop research

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Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more…

December 12 & 13: Wheat Academy offers hands-on learning

December 12 & 13: Wheat Academy offers hands-on learning

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Pacific Northwest for growers and industry professionals are invited to the annual WSU Extension Wheat Academy to learn about disease diagnostics, wheat management, and much…

Extension, Metro Center unite communities to solve health challenges

Extension, Metro Center unite communities to solve health challenges

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Extending science to serve communities is what Extension is all about. And when it comes to health, entire communities—from youth to elders, rural and urban—must…

Global research team fills language gap in plant science

Global research team fills language gap in plant science

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To keep pace with the fast-evolving study of cellular plant science, an international team has created terminology and definitions likely to become everyday language in…

Plant for the future

Plant for the future

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Somewhere in the dryland wilds of eastern Washington, Michael Neff and his wife stop the car. “I’ve always wanted to hike these dunes,” he says…

Land calls, new generation answers: Clallam Extension earns Farmer of Year Award

Land calls, new generation answers: Clallam Extension earns Farmer of Year Award

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Small farms are returning to Clallam County, helped by training and support from WSU Extension. To honor that effort, North Olympic Land Trust has presented…

Spice up your game with Cougar Seasonings!

Spice up your game with Cougar Seasonings!

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The WSU Department of Animal Sciences has officially released WSU Seasonings & Rubs, designed with Cougar Quality Meats in mind.

Cider on your city block

Cider on your city block

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At MOHAI cider pressing, Bri Ewing shares the science behind WSU’s new varieties of apples.

Provost’s Featured Faculty member recognition

Provost’s Featured Faculty member recognition

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Chad Kruger was recognized at the WSU-Montana State football game as the Provost’s Featured Faculty Member, along with Murrow College professor Jessica Willoughby.

Going Digital to Create Clothes for ‘Real People’

Going Digital to Create Clothes for ‘Real People’

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“All consumers want clothing with style and fit,” said Hwang, who joins WSU as an assistant professor this fall. “It’s important that future professionals learn…

Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

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It is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater…

Colombian exchange: WSU scientist teams with Latin American researchers to solve crop challenges

Colombian exchange: WSU scientist teams with Latin American researchers to solve crop challenges

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In the fields and orchards of Colombia, farmers, scientists, students and teachers are working together to save important crops like bananas, cocoa, oil palm and…

The making of a queen

The making of a queen

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WSU’s honey bee program is trying to breed stronger, cleaner, less aggressive bees.

Eggert farm tour offers organic farming insights

Eggert farm tour offers organic farming insights

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WSU’s Eggert Family Organic Farm will host a free farm tour 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 24, in coordination with the Moscow Co-op.

Building connections helps feed a community

Building connections helps feed a community

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A WSU Extension agent worked with a local gardener in northwest Clallam County to set up a farm stand that’s providing fresh produce to an…

Sweet Three-peat: 3rd ‘Big Scoop’ win for Animal Sciences, WSU Creamery

Sweet Three-peat: 3rd ‘Big Scoop’ win for Animal Sciences, WSU Creamery

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For the third year in a row, the Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University has claimed the national ice cream trophy, the “Big…

A sweet road trip

A sweet road trip

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This winter, the WSU honey bees, along with a dozen faculty, researchers, and students went to California’s Central Valley to do some research and pollinate…

Family Forest Field Day to help NE Wash., north Idaho forest owners

Family Forest Field Day to help NE Wash., north Idaho forest owners

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Experts in forest management, wildlife habitat and other land stewardship disciplines will share timely information with family forest owners in northeast Washington and north Idaho…

Dirt, rolly-pollies part of award-winning gardening program

Dirt, rolly-pollies part of award-winning gardening program

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Spokane County Master Gardeners’ Garden in a Box program will receive the International Search for Excellence Award at the International Master Gardeners conference in July.

New distilled spirits analysis earns WSU team top honors at world conference

New distilled spirits analysis earns WSU team top honors at world conference

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A WSU team recently took home top honors at an international conference for research on a technique used to evaluate characteristics of wine.

Learn to protect your forest, range land at SE Washington Field Day

Learn to protect your forest, range land at SE Washington Field Day

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Washington State University Extension Foresters will host an upcoming field day for owners of privately held forest and range lands in southeastern Washington. The Forest…

Vineyard, WSU scientists team up to battle virus threat

Vineyard, WSU scientists team up to battle virus threat

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WAPATO, Wash. – Something in the soil was destroying Andrew Schultz’ grapevines. Naidu Rayapati, a virologist with Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology program, was…

Fight farm field invaders at WSU Weed Science Field Tour, June 14

Fight farm field invaders at WSU Weed Science Field Tour, June 14

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Washington State University crop and soil science experts share the latest tools in the fight against farm weeds at the 2017 Weed Science Field Tour,…

Clark County children learning about farming, food at Heritage Farm

Clark County children learning about farming, food at Heritage Farm

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Elementary students from around Clark County, Wash. will visit a local farm twice this season to learn where food comes from, and how it’s grown.

With flavorful new wheat, Bread Lab’s Lyon lands ‘Washingtonian of the Day’ award

With flavorful new wheat, Bread Lab’s Lyon lands ‘Washingtonian of the Day’ award

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For helping farmers and bakers get their hands on western Washington’s first original wheat variety, The WSU Bread Lab’s Steve Lyon was named “Washingtonian of the…

WSU researchers advance drought-resistant wheat, soybeans with help from USDA grants

WSU researchers advance drought-resistant wheat, soybeans with help from USDA grants

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Researchers at Washington State University continue to improve drought resistant crops, thanks to more than $900,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)…

Learn about falling numbers, wheat, pea varieties at Lind Field Day, June 15

Learn about falling numbers, wheat, pea varieties at Lind Field Day, June 15

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LIND, Wash. –Farmers can learn about the latest Washington State University discoveries in solving low falling numbers, perennial wheat, pea varieties, and more at the…

First Dean’s Excellence Scholarship winner breaks down barriers to education

First Dean’s Excellence Scholarship winner breaks down barriers to education

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Shima Bibi is a pioneer and a scientist. From rural Pakistan to Washington State University, she is pursuing her passion for discovery, working to improve…

June 10: Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival supports WSU wine research

June 10: Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival supports WSU wine research

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University and the Auction of Washington Wines are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival on…

Driest wheat region breaks 100-year snow record – how’s the wheat?

Driest wheat region breaks 100-year snow record – how’s the wheat?

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WSU’s Dryland Research Station in Lind broke a record this winter for having the longest streak of snow cover since employees there started keeping records…

WSDA to dedicate new, state-of-the-art greenhouse at WSU center

WSDA to dedicate new, state-of-the-art greenhouse at WSU center

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture dedicated the agency’s new state-of-the-art greenhouse, built to support the state’s tree fruit industry, at a ribbon cutting ceremony…