PUYALLUP, Wash. – Phosphorus recycled from human and animal waste for plant fertilizer could ease demand for the dwindling, increasingly expensive rock-mined element. » More …
The market for fresh vegetables doesn’t stop when outdoor production becomes impossible. Puget Sound consumers still want healthy fresh salad-greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and more, making year-round regionally based greenhouse production cost-effective and profitable once again.
Join Washington State University Snohomish County Extension on Saturday, Mar. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a visit and tour of Dominion Organics, a certified organic greenhouse operation. » More …
EVERETT, Wash. – The downturn in housing starts has resulted in a marked decrease in ornamental nursery production, while vegetable plant sales and the demand for local fresh fruit and vegetables remains steady. With centralized food production jeopardized by contamination and transportation issues, year-round regionally based greenhouse production is again becoming cost-effective and profitable.
Structures as economical and simple as a high tunnel or hoop house can expand production on both ends of the growing season, and typical nursery production greenhouses can be turned to year-round vegetable production.
Washington State University Snohomish County Extension is presenting a six-week organic greenhouse vegetable production series. Classes will … » More …
PUYALLUP, Wash. — It generates more gross business income than the state’s railroads and more than the forestry and fishing industries combined.
It’s Washington’s landscape and nursery industry, known as the “Green” industry in landscaping circles.
The state’s landscape and nursery industry generated more than $842 million in retail sales of plants, tools, fertilizers and related products and services during 1996-97, according to the results of the most comprehensive survey to-date of the industry. Almost 45 percent was generated by multi-state retail operations.
Wholesale operations accounted for nearly $282 million in sales during the period, which is 13 percent higher than estimates published by the … » More …
PULLMAN, Wash. — Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. George Nethercutt are scheduled to lead a contingent of speakers at an open house of Washington State University’s new, state-of-the-art, $8 million wheat research facility at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25.
The open house is one of several events planned for the annual Land Grant Day celebration of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics.
The new research facility has 28 greenhouse sections, blanketed by nearly half- an-acre of glass. It houses 11 growth rooms and 24 growth chambers where scientists can mimic seasonal weather conditions. The facility is expected to speed development of new varieties of … » More …
You are cordially invited. We will be happy to arrange interviews before or after the event if you can’t make it.
What: Greenhouse Raising Ceremony for Washington State University’s $8 million Plant Growth/Wheat Research Center
When: 11:30 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, October 19, 1996
Where: Wilson Road east of Meats Lab
Who: State and federal elected officials, ag industry officials, and representatives of the WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics. The following have indicated intentions of attending:
Senator Slade Gorton, R-Washington Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington Representative George Nethercutt Jr., R-Washington State Senator Dale Foreman, D-Wenatchee State Sentor Valoria H. Loveland, D-Pasco State Senator … » More …
PULLMAN, Wash. — A $190,000 addition to a U.S. Department of Agriculture greenhouse was dedicated Tuesday at Washington State University.
The 1,000-square-foot expansion will provide USDA-Agricultural Research Service plant breeders with additional space for experiments with dry peas, lentils and chickpeas.
More than 90 percent of the nation’s dry peas and lentils are grown in the Palouse.
“The facility will give us additional capacity to grow plants during the winter and early spring seasons in order to develop varieties of food legumes faster than we normally would,” said Fred Muehlbauer, USDA-ARS geneticist. Muehlbauer leads the agency’s Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit here.
Construction, … » More …
Private Dedication of U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service greenhouse at Washington State University.
2 p.m – 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 11
Greenhouse #12 on the WSU Pullman campus. It is located across the street from the Agronomy Seed House at the intersection of Grimes Way and the access road to the Lewis Alumni Centre.
Scientists, growers, ARS and ag industry officials, and representatives of the WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics.
The $190,000 addition provides about 1,000 square feet of additional space for food legume research. The added capacity will enable scientists to grow plants during the winter … » More …