College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

CAHNRS Office of Research

Agricultural Research Center

Mission Statement

The goal of the Washington State University CAHNRS Office of Research is to promote research beneficial to the citizens of Washington. The Office of Research recognizes its unique land-grant research mission to the people of Washington and their increasing global connections. The CAHNRS Office of Research provides leadership in discovering and applying knowledge through high-quality research that contributes to a safe and abundant food, fiber, and energy supply while enhancing the sustainability of agricultural and natural resource systems.

PrintCanceled: NABC 28: A Growing Agricultural Genetic Tool Box:

Applications for Plant and Animal Improvement

North American Biotechnologist Council 28th Annual Meeting

June 1 and 2, 2016 Washington State University Pullman, WA

The NABC meeting “A Growing Agricultural Genetic Tool Box: Applications for Plant and Animal Improvement” scheduled for June 1-2, 2016 in Pullman, Washington has been canceled because of lagging registration.

If you want more information, please contact Michael Kahn, Chair of NABC at

We will be refunding your registrations as soon as we can process these.

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Featured Research

Arlington-Darrington Washington

After landslide, communities rewarded for resilience

Two years after the deadly landslide that devastated the Oso, Wash., area, the towns of Darrington and Arlington were announced April 27 as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition.
Seafood fettucini after processing.

$11M funds food safety tech transfer to markets

WSU aims to meet growing demand for safe, high quality, additive-free packaged foods thanks to two recent investments in innovative food processing technology based on microwave energy.
Bed bug

Sequenced genome to help fight bed bug resistance

WSU entomologist Fang (Rose) Zhu is part of a large international research collaboration that has sequenced the entire genome of the common bed bug, published in the February issue of the journal Nature Communications.
WSU apple - Sunrise Magic

WSU apple gets a fresh start marketed as Sunrise Magic

The first apple variety released by Washington State University, WA 2, will be given the brand name Sunrise Magic. Sunrise Magic has been highly ranked in taste tests and among consumers.
grapevines with partial root zone drying drip system

Research helps growers conserve water, improve white wines

Washington State University viticulturists Yun Zhang and Markus Keller are discovering promising ways to conserve water and improve production of white wine grapes.
sliced pear

Research for specialty crops boosted by $1.7 million

More than $1.7 million was awarded to Washington State University for specialty crop research including berries, potatoes, grapes, tree fruit, onions, carrots and Christmas trees.