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WSU, Puyallup teaming up for Appreciation Week

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WSU’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center is being celebrated by the City of Puyallup as part of the city’s Higher Education Appreciation Week.
AgWeatherNet expands presence in Northwest Washington

AgWeatherNet expands presence in Northwest Washington

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AgWeatherNet has placed a meteorologist at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center for the first time.
Searching for the characteristics of award-winning wine

Searching for the characteristics of award-winning wine

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A new paper from WSU wine scientists finds award winning wines tend to be more complex, with the highest awarded wines having high ethanol and…
Stewardship course for small forest landowners

Stewardship course for small forest landowners

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WSU Extension Forestry offers classes to help landowners through the process of writing a simple forest management plan.
Soil science alumnus Isaac Madsen chosen to lead WSU oilseed research

Soil science alumnus Isaac Madsen chosen to lead WSU oilseed research

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Alumnus and soil scientist Isaac Madsen is WSU’s new extension agronomist for the Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems program.
Sept. 19: Eggert farm tour views latest in organic vegetable production

Sept. 19: Eggert farm tour views latest in organic vegetable production

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Learn about organic farming, the history of the WSU organic farm, and take a walking tour of the 10-acre farm.
Turning up the heat on ‘Brett’

Turning up the heat on ‘Brett’

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If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces…
Forest-owning families can plan for the future at Ties to the Land workshop

Forest-owning families can plan for the future at Ties to the Land workshop

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WSU Extension experts can help families pass on their forest-land legacies.
Oct. 1: WSU Extension hosts poultry education class

Oct. 1: WSU Extension hosts poultry education class

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WSU Extension will host “Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock” for anyone raising egg-laying chickens.
WSU scientists help balance water needs for rural growth, threatened salmon with new guidelines

WSU scientists help balance water needs for rural growth, threatened salmon with new guidelines

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New guidelines developed by WSU scientists will help benefit habitat for endangered species like salmon, as well as Washingtonians’ increasing need for high-quality water. New…
NPR’s Robert Siegel, founder Bill Ruckleshaus to be featured at Ruckleshaus Center luncheon

NPR’s Robert Siegel, founder Bill Ruckleshaus to be featured at Ruckleshaus Center luncheon

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Former NPR host Robert Siegel and center founder Bill Ruckleshaus will highlight the William D. Ruckelshaus Center’s annual Chairman’s Circle Luncheon, Sept. 13.
The road less traveled: Former Marine and first-gen college student sets sights on wine world

The road less traveled: Former Marine and first-gen college student sets sights on wine world

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Bernadette Gagnier was at a crossroads after leaving the Marines Corps. Now she’s a first generation college student studying Viticulture & Enology at WSU.
National teaching award for lifelong science advocate

National teaching award for lifelong science advocate

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WSU entomology professor Allan Felsot receives the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America.
Saving sage-grouse by relocation

Saving sage-grouse by relocation

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WSU scientists followed relocated sage-grouse to show they survived, providing a viable and productive step towards helping their population recover in Washington.
Animal Sciences student cares for rescued elephants in Thailand visit

Animal Sciences student cares for rescued elephants in Thailand visit

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Learning first-hand what it takes to be a veterinarian, Isabel Mocca spent part of her summer helping rescued elephants.
Credit classes offered at the WSU Extension Island County office

Credit classes offered at the WSU Extension Island County office

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WSU Everett students are now taking classes remotely from the WSU Extension Island County office in Coupeville.
New global fellowship program grows discoveries, partnerships in ag research

New global fellowship program grows discoveries, partnerships in ag research

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In novel exchange, visiting scientists help make discoveries that boost crop yields, protect against disease
Fellowship helps student scientist defend spinach seed crops from harmful wilt

Fellowship helps student scientist defend spinach seed crops from harmful wilt

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Doctoral student Alex Batson is one of 17 new recipients of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellowship.
Meet Ryan, WSU’s elite new wheat for the noodle market

Meet Ryan, WSU’s elite new wheat for the noodle market

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Ryan, WSU’s newest spring wheat variety, is winning over farmers thanks to its ability to create an outstanding fresh noodle.
WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant

WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded WSU’s NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program $2.3 million to support training of Ph.D. graduate students.
Life-cycle could be key in managing pervasive vineyard nematode

Life-cycle could be key in managing pervasive vineyard nematode

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Although the northern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla) is the most prevalent plant-parasitic roundworm species in Washington vineyards, not much is known about how to effectively…
Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

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Fifth grader Dani McConnell smiles as she picks a leaf from a bushy plant in the garden at Oak Harbor’s Crescent Harbor elementary school. “Eat…
Aug. 22: WSU’s Ag Tech Day explores automation in specialty crops

Aug. 22: WSU’s Ag Tech Day explores automation in specialty crops

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Students and faculty at WSU’s Center for Precision and Automated Agriculture will take part in Ag Tech Day. PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University’s Center…
Sept. 4: Forest health seminar to help landowners understand tree mortality

Sept. 4: Forest health seminar to help landowners understand tree mortality

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SHELTON, WA – Washington State University Extension Forestry offers a seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for…
New irrigation system can cut vineyard water usage by 35 percent

New irrigation system can cut vineyard water usage by 35 percent

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WSU professor to help wine-grape growers save water
Bioinformatics scientist Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair

Bioinformatics scientist Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair

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Bioinformatics scientist Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair Supporting Washington State University discoveries that improve and protect valuable plants and…
Light could be key to protecting crops from costly virus

Light could be key to protecting crops from costly virus

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In a scientific first, Washington State University researchers have found a plant virus that could respond to a growth hormone and light. “I was very…
Rich Koenig named permanent chair of WSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Rich Koenig named permanent chair of WSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

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Rich Koenig, chair of WSU Crop and Soil Sciences. Leading Washington State University’s efforts to improve understanding of the agricultural crops and soil that feed…
WSU debuts flavorful, easy-to-harvest new raspberry, Cascade Premier

WSU debuts flavorful, easy-to-harvest new raspberry, Cascade Premier

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Early fruiting with good yield and flavor, firm fruit, good root rot tolerance, and machine harvestable, WSU’s newest raspberry cultivar is named Cascade Premier.Bright, flavorful,…
Growing plant science relationship across the Atlantic

Growing plant science relationship across the Atlantic

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The best relationships take time to come together, work on many different levels, and can accomplish great things. WSU’s growing collaboration with Germany’s interdisciplinary Cluster…
Protecting vineyards with drones

Protecting vineyards with drones

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