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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.

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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

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