Spotted-wing Drosophila Update
Apple Genome Sequenced
An international team of scientists from Italy, France, New Zealand, Belgium and the USA have published a draft sequence of the domestic apple genome in Nature Genetics »
Cacao Genome Sequenced
The Main bioinformatics lab contributed to the project by helping to analyze the assembled genome and making the results of annotation available through the database portal. Main works primarily with genomic data for tree fruit – apples, cherries, peaches – and other crops grown in Washington »
Journal “Science”: Agriculture’s Next Revolution – Perennial Grain – Within Sight
Earth-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available in two decades, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the journal Science.
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Healthy Plants. Healthy Industry.
Plant health: It is absolutely critical to the success of agriculture in Washington and beyond. It is intricately connected to the health of the natural environment. It is also core to the mission of Washington State University’s Agricultural Research Center. Read more »
The Science Behind Washington Wine
On Solid Ground
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Voice of the Vine
Voice of the Vine is a free, bi-weekly e-newsletter covering viticulture and enology at Washington State University. Each issue brings you one or two short articles featuring profiles of researchers, students, and alumni working in Washington's world-class wine industry. Subscribe today! Visit the Voice of the Vine archive. After you subscribe, you'll receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription; if you don't see it in your inbox be sure to check your junk mail folder and mark it as safe.
National Rankings for Ag Sciences at WSU
We're number two--and number four, six, seven and eight! Researchers in the agricultural sciences at Washington State University are among the most productive in the nation, ranking in the top 10 in almost every ag-related discipline, according to statistics recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 15, 2007. Learn more about about the productivity of our world-class faculty.