College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Voice of the Vine – November 2015


Paso Robles Winery & Vineyard Tour Dec. 2-4 Paso Robles, CA

Raise a Glass fundraiser

More than 300 west side restaurants will give a portion of wine sales through December to the Raise a Glass Fund, a Scholarship program that benefits viticulture and enology programs at WSU and other Northwest universities.

Precision Farming Expo Jan. 7-8, 2016 Three Rivers Convention Center Kennewick, WA


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Beyond the Honeycrisp Apple

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"Take one bite of a Cosmic Crisp — dramatically dark, richly flavored and explosively crisp and juicy — and it’s easy to see why it is already being hailed as the most promising and important apple of the future."

—The New York Times

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Scholar shares ways to pull profit from pulp waste

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Mohammadali Azadfar, a doctoral scholar in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, is attending a prestigious national conference this fall, presenting his work on turning a compound in wood pulp waste into valuable products. Azadfar shares findings on sustainable technologies to separate lignin, a useful polymer, from pulp waste, at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting, Nov. 8-13 in Salt Lake City.» More ...

Scientists publish case study for growing food on Mars

Scientists at Washington State University and the University of Idaho are helping students figure out how to farm on Mars, much like astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, attempts in the critically acclaimed movie “The Martian.” WSU physicist Michael Allen and Helen Joyner, a food scientist with the WSU/UI School of Food Science, teamed up to explore the challenge. Their five-page study guide was published online at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science the day the movie premiered in October.» More ...

Inspiring teamwork: Winter wheat breeder Arron Carter works to feed millions

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It started with a car, a ’69 Corvette Stingray to be exact. When Arron Carter, the director of the Washington State University Winter Wheat Breeding Program, was in high school his agricultural teacher had a ’69 Corvette Stingray. Every year this teacher would let his favorite senior take the car to senior prom. Carter had never taken an agriculture class before, but he knew he wanted to drive that car.» More ...

How many varieties of wheat has WSU developed?



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