On Solid Ground

Discovery helps protect colorful Northwest peony

A symbol of good fortune and happy marriage, the peony has been a beloved centerpiece of floral arrangements and wedding bouquets for hundreds of years.

To thrive in a global market, peonies battle a devastating disease: a fungus called Botrytis. WSU researcher Andrea Garfinkel joins the fight.

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Award-winning alumnus
works to feed the world

Thomas Lumpkin wants to feed the world—a simple premise, but an incredibly challenging goal. One that set Lumpkin on a career path which produced new agricultural innovations and led to international leadership positions.

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Workshops dive deep into orchard science, management

Tree fruit growers can join Extension experts in an in-depth discussion of important topics at the 2018 Postharvest Fruit School in Wenatchee and Prosser.

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Small Grains team explores
soil acidity on the Palouse

Local experts present the most current research on soil acidity for the Palouse region and provide a forum for questions and answers.

The WSU Wheat and Small Grains team hosts the 2018 soil acidity workshop, Jan. 4, at Pullman.

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Agricultural fields and farm road on a sunny spring day in Normandy, France. Countryside landscape. Environment friendly farming and industrial agriculture concept.

Tillage: When less is more

Conservation tillage can make a real impact. Research associate Karen Hills shares discoveries in a new blog from the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources: Perspectives on Sustainability.

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Let's talk canola

Listen in on a conversation about canola production advances in the latest "Wheat Beat" podcast from WSU Small Grains.

Featuring Extension specialist Karen Sowers and fifth generation farmer and WSU Crop and Soil Sciences graduate Ian Clark.

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Upcoming Events

Cherry orchard systems tour
Cherry Orchard Systems Tour is Thursday, Jan. 11, preceding the 75th Annual Cherry Institute. Learn about training trees to a "fruiting wall" system, trellises for shade and rain, and more.

Cherry Institute
The 2018 Cherry Institute is Friday, Jan. 12, at the Yakima Convention Center.

Planning your
farm business
An Agricultural Entrepreneur workshop is Monday, Jan. 8, in Stanwood and Renton, Wash., hosted by King County Extension.

Chelan Fruit Day
Chelan Fruit Day workshop is Monday, Jan. 15, at Chelan High School.

WSU Oilseed Workshops
2018 workshops for WSU Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems are Jan. 22 in Hartline, Jan. 24 at Tri-Cities, and January 25 in Colfax, Wash.

Cheese Making
WSU-UI School of Food Science hosts a Basic-Plus Cheese Making Short Course, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at WSU Mount Vernon.

Livestock dogs
Livestock Guardian Dogs workshop is Thursday, Feb. 1, hosted by King County Extension, Kent.

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