College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Water driving urban design: Landscape architecture professor leads national panel

Hope Hui Rising, assistant professor of Landscape Architecture with Washington State University’s School of Design + Construction, moderated and presented in a panel entitled “Water Urbanism: Water as a Driver for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture,” at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Conference, Oct. 21-24 in New Orleans.

Her panelists included Dennis Carmichael, an ASLA Fellow and a former president for the society, and Prisca Weem, Stormwater Manager from New Orleans’ Office of Mayor.

“Delta cities will continue to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise even after having maximized their water retention capacity,” said Rising. “Promoting upstream … » More …

Scientists discover new perennial hybrid of wheat, wheatgrass

Colin Curwen-McAdams
With a hybrid crop called Salish Blue, scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new species with the potential to help Pacific Northwest farmers and the environment. Salish Blue is just one variety of a new perennial grain species, ×Tritipyrum aaseae. It’s the first new species to be named by wheat breeders at WSU in 122 years of breeding.» More ...

Registration under way for hands-on oilseed workshops

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canola-picCanola plants are growing in the greenhouse, speakers are planning their presentations, and registration is underway for the only workshops in the Pacific Northwest featuring all things oilseeds.

The WSU Oilseed Cropping Systems Project hosts three workshops, January 26 in Hartline, January 31 in Ritzville, and February 2 in Clarkston.

A new addition this year will be hands-on, interactive sessions featuring canola plants exhibiting nutrient deficiencies, different varieties of canola grown in soil containing varying levels of residual herbicides, and plants with drift herbicide injury. The format is also new, with participants divided into groups and … » More …

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