College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Welcome to the WSU CAHNRS and Extension Site Map

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Administration

CAHNRS Dean’s Office

Agricultural Research Center

Extension Administration

Academic Programs


CAHNRS Academic Units

Agricultural and Food Systems

Department of Animal Science

Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Department of Entomology

Department of Horticulture

Department of Human Development

Integrated Plant Sciences

Institute of Biological Chemistry

Department of Plant Pathology

School of Design and Construction

School of the Environment

School of Economic Sciences

WSU/UI School of Food Science


Research & Extension Centers

WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center

WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center

WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center


Other Research Units

Lind Dryland Research Station

WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit

Othello

Spillman

Cook Farm

Tukey Orchard

Swine Center

Beef Unit

Dairy

Wilke Farm


Centers and Institutes

Biologically Intensive and Organic Agriculture (BIOAg)

Center for Precision Agricultural Systems

Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR)

Division of Governmental Studies & Services

Food and Environmental Quality Lab (FEQL)

IMPACT Center

International Research and Development

Western Center for Risk Management Education

William D. Ruckelshaus Center


Extension Districts and Counties

Eastern District

Northwest District

Southeast District

Adams

Asotin

Benton

Chelan

Clallam

Clark

Cowlitz

Douglas

Ferry

Franklin

Grant

Grays Harbor

Island

Jefferson

King

Kitsap

Kittitas County

Klickitat

Lewis

Lincoln

Mason

Okanogan

Pacific

Pierce

San Juan

Skagit

Skamania

Snohomish

Spokane

Stevens

Thurston

Wahkiakum

Walla Walla

Whatcom

Whitman

Yakima


4-H

4-H Challenge

Panhandle 4-H Camp

Washington State 4-H

CAHNRS and Extension Support Units

Alumni & Friends Office

Computing & Web Resources

Business & Finance Office

CAHNRS Microsoft Outlook Web Access (online email access)

CAHNRS Communications

Washington Educational Conferencing Network (WECN)


Personnel

College Administration

Employment Opportunities

Finding Employees

New Colleagues

Search Procedures

WORQS


Programs

4-H

Agrichemical and Environmental News

Agricultural Research Center

ANR

APEC Study Center for Food Systems

Apis Molecular Systematics Laboratory

Beach Watchers

Bean/Cowpea Collaborative Research Support Program – East Africa

Cereals Variety Testing

Climate Friendly Farming Project

Columbia Plateau PM10 Wind Erosion/Air Quality Project

Diabetes Awareness Education

Drought Alert

Viticulture and Enology Certificate Programs

Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs

Extension Energy Program

Extension Forestry Program

Extension Natural Resource Sciences

CRSP – East Africa

Farm Management Resources

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Food Safety Resource Page

Food Sense

For Parents: Parenting Education Classes in Spokane

Garden Center Nursery Management

Germ City

GrowServ

Home-A-Syst and Farm-A-Syst

Hop Pathology

Horizons

IMPACT Center (International Marketing Programs for Agricultural Commodities & Trade)

Lake Whatcom Management Program

Master Gardeners

Nutrition Education

PNW Conservation Tillage Systems Information Source

Parenting and Family Education

Partnership 2020

Pesticide Education Program

Pesticide Information Center On-Line (PICOL)

Pesticide Notification Network (PNN)

Potato Information & Exchange

Plant Growth Facilities

Safflower Genetic Resources

Small Farms Team

Soil Fertility Program

Solutions To Environmental and Economic Problems

Spokane Parent Education Consortium

STEEP

Sweet Cherry Research

Turfgrass Management Program

Veterinary Medicine Extension

Washington State Pest Management Resource Service

Composite Materials & Engineering Laboratory

WSU Viticulture and Enology Program (AKA wine science)

WSU Creamery

Yakima Treefruit Web Resource


Miscellaneous CAHNRS/Extension Sites

Calcium Signaling in Plants; Prof. B.W. Poovaiah

CE Focus

Extension Calendar of Events

Eastern Washington Intermodal Transportation Study

Ferdinand’s

Gardening in Western Washington

Master Gardeners

PDW Plants

Washington State Conservation Partnership


Proceedings

All Extension Conference 2005

Big Cat Awards

Hall of Champions

CAHNRS is more than agriculture. With 24 majors, 19 minors, and 27 graduate level programs, we are one of the largest, most diverse colleges at WSU. CAHNRS Cougs are making a difference in the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities, improving ecological and economic systems, and advancing agricultural sciences.

FACTS

Discovery

CAHNRS leads in discovery through its high-quality research programs. In 2014, CAHNRS received research funding exceeding $81.5M. This accounts for nearly 40% of all research funding received by WSU.  

The Rock Doc

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Dr. Kirsten Peters

The Rock Doc is a nationally syndicated newspaper column written by Dr. Kirsten Peters, covering many scientific and research related topics in a upbeat and entertaining fashion. Dr. Peter’s humor and anecdotes help to bring these stories to a public audience by showing how they affect everyday life. The most recent articles are linked below.



Students

Fall undergradsUndergraduate Studies

Check out every department and program CAHNRS has to offer, from Interior Design to Agriculture to Wildlife Ecology. We have 13 departments and schools to prepare you for your chosen career.

Grad student dogGraduate Studies

Students have a variety of options to pursue masters and doctoral degrees. Many of these have very specific background requirements, so we suggest exploring the individual programs for academic guidelines.

CTLLCenter for
Transformational
Learning & Leadership

The CTLL is a student, faculty, alumni and industry partner collaboration for high quality learning and leadership beyond the classroom.










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.

Featured Research

By Rebecca Phillips

Bad news in the media got you down? News consumers have only themselves to blame, says new research showing that it’s actually buying habits that drive negative press.

The research looks at the negative news phenomenon through the prism of economic science. And while previous studies have focused on the supply side by examining media output, this analysis is among the first to investigate a negative news bias from the consumer or demand side. MORE

By Sylvia Kantor

Pullman, Wash. – You generally don’t find livestock among the hills of the Palouse region of eastern Washington where grain is grown. But wheat farmers Eric and Sheryl Zakarison are changing that – and making a profit.

On 100 of their 1,300 family owned acres, they are experimenting with a rather unconventional scheme for the region – growing wheat, peas, perennial grasses like alfalfa and sheep in a tightly integrated system. MORE

 

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By Scott Weybright

The watermelon crop has declined dramatically in Washington because of disease. But Washington State University researchers are developing a solution that involves grafting watermelon plants onto squash and other vine plant rootstocks.

“We’ve lost about a third of our state’s watermelon production over the last 10 years because of Verticillium wilt,” said Carol Miles, a professor of vegetable horticulture at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. “Growers have switched to other crops that are less susceptible.” MORE

Robby Rosenman

By Sylvia Kantor

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Men are less affected by a single-symptom illness than women, but are more affected when more than one symptom is present. The number of symptoms doesn’t change how women are affected, according to Robert Rosenman, WSU professor in the Department of Economic Sciences. MORE

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Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape, says WSU researcher

By Seth Truscott

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion.
Linda Klein, a recent doctoral graduate in WSU’s School of the Environment, worked with six other researchers at the university, plus one at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Moscow (Idaho) Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to explore the role that buffers – strips or clumps of shrubs, trees and natural vegetation – play in the landscape and in people’s visual preferences.
Klein surveyed Whitman County residents to see if conservation features made for more scenic fields and valleys. She found that Palouse residents prefer more nature with their wheat fields.MORE






Extension

With 39 locations throughout the state, WSU Extension is the front door to the University. Extension builds the capacity of individual, organization, businesses and communities, empowering them to find solutions for local issues and to improve their quality of life. Extension collaborates with communities to create a culture of life-long learning and is recognized for its accessible, learner-centered, relevant, high-quality, unbiased educational programs.

MudflatImpact: Burrowing Shrimp and Invasive Eelgrass

Shellfish production in Washington is a $60 million a year industry. Several major pests plague this industry, resulting in major crop loss. One of the most important pests is subterranean burrowing shrimp. These shrimp bioturbate (stir up) the sediment, causing the oysters to sink and die. For the past 60 years the industry has been using the insecticide Sevin to control this pest, but due to lawsuits its use was phased out in 2012. Without alternative control for shrimp, tens of millions of dollars in annual crop revenue will be lost and the industry will quickly lose its economic viability in southwestern Washington.

PoultryFarmImpact: The National Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Protection Agency has identified agriculture as the leading contributor of pollutants to the nation’s rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. These reports often do not separate animal agriculture from other agricultural enterprises, but they do note that pathogens, nutrients, and oxygen-depleting substances associated with manure are three of the top five pollutants. Some emerging issues related to manure management include: endocrine disruptors (hormones), pharmaceuticals (antimicrobials), and antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Adopting farm practices that minimize the environmental impact is important for food safety.

BiosolidsImpact: Biosolids and Compost

Biosolids are the solids produced during municipal wastewater treatment. Composts are made from a variety of organic materials, including both urban and agriculture sources such as yard trimmings, biosolids, storm debris, food waste or manure, and food processing residues. While these materials have traditionally been viewed as waste, they can play a valuable role as soil amendments in urban and agricultural settings. They provide nutrients and organic matter and they sequester carbon, thereby conserving resources, restoring soils, and combating climate change.

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Alumni & Friends

The WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) Office of Alumni & Friends is a service unit dedicated to promoting philanthropic support for the college’s research, teaching, and extension programs.

CAHNRS seeks $190 million through the Campaign for WSU. This unprecedented fundraising goal is managed through the CAHNRS Office of Alumni and Friends. If you would like to learn more about the CAHNRS’s fundraising priorities, please explore our website or meet the team.

Funding Priorities

Through the Campaign for Washington State University, CAHNRS and WSU Extension will play a major role in defining answers to complex issues through truly big ideas—feeding the world, powering the planet, and ensuring the health and well-being of children, families, and communities. See below to learn more about how we are addressing these issues in our strategic and on-going  initiatives and development of world-class students.

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Wine
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Organics
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Pulse Crops
Mary Kay Patton
Learning & Leadership (CTLL)
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Tree Fruit
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Grain
AMDT
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CAHNRS Alumni & Friends
PO Box 646228
Pullman, WA 99164-6228
PH: 509-335-2243
alumni.friends@wsu.edu

 



Faculty & Staff

Important Dates and Deadlines

March 26, 2015
  • CAHNRS Honors – SEL Event Center
March 26-27, 2015
  • Spring NBOA – Ensminger

April 6, 2015

  • Signed Faculty and AP Annual Reviews
September 10, 2015
  • Fall Festival

 

A-Z Index of Faculty and Staff Resources:

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  • Click individual items to view or download

Contact Dean’s Office:
Hulbert 421
PO Box 646242
Pullman WA 99164-6242
deans.cahnrs@wsu.edu
509-335-4561

Lisa Johnson:
Assistant to the Dean
Hulbert 421C
PO Box 646242
Pullman WA 99164-6242
janowski@wsu.edu
509-335-3590









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