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Learn Beekeeping this Spring; Harvest More Next Summer

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To help maintain local pollinators, Snohomish County Extension sponsors the Beginning Hobbyist Beekeeper course.
CAHNRS dean invited to national council

CAHNRS dean invited to national council

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Dean Wright named to the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Advisory Council for Advanced Animal Systems.
Food science panel looks at how music affects our perception of chocolate

Food science panel looks at how music affects our perception of chocolate

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Does milk chocolate taste creamier when you’re listening to Beethoven?
Feb. 18: Zoo nutritionist shares how big data helps exotic animals stay healthy

Feb. 18: Zoo nutritionist shares how big data helps exotic animals stay healthy

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Heidi Bissell will share insights from her work with data that helps improve zoo animal health at the 2020 Halver Lecture in Animal Nutrition. Exotic…
Forestry Winter School helps woodland owners care for their forests

Forestry Winter School helps woodland owners care for their forests

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Western Washington forest owners can learn skills to care for their land at the next Winter School, Feb. 29 in Auburn. Auburn, Wash. – With…
WSU scientists team up for $12.8 million effort to improve blueberries, cranberries

WSU scientists team up for $12.8 million effort to improve blueberries, cranberries

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Scientists team up for $12 million search for genes, valuable traits for new and tastier blueberries and cranberries.
WSU professor wins award for distinction in Extension

WSU professor wins award for distinction in Extension

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On learning that she had won the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from ASEV—the American Society for Enology & Viticulture—WSU associate  professor and Extension specialist, Michelle…
Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location

Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location

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A large-scale analysis led by a WSU graduate student journal club found that overall organic agriculture sites had higher biodiversity and profits, but these advantages…
WSU V&E certificate programs boon for working professionals

WSU V&E certificate programs boon for working professionals

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WSU V&E certificate program boon for working professionals As Washington’s wine industry continues to grow, the need for a skilled, knowledgeable workforce grows along with…
Beach Watchers training available to protect Puget Sound

Beach Watchers training available to protect Puget Sound

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WSU Extension hosts training program for beach lovers who want to help protect Puget Sound’s waters, wildlife and landscape in Snohomish County.
Apparel merchandising students use social media to connect local businesses with customers, community

Apparel merchandising students use social media to connect local businesses with customers, community

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Students in Washington State University’s apparel merchandising program are putting their studies to work this spring to connect local businesses with social media-savvy consumers. Jihyeong…
Microscopic partners could help plants survive stressful environments

Microscopic partners could help plants survive stressful environments

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Tiny, symbiotic fungi play an outsized role in helping plants survive stress
Feb. 1: Winter School helps NE Wash landowners keep forests healthy, safe

Feb. 1: Winter School helps NE Wash landowners keep forests healthy, safe

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Learn to keep woodlands productive, wildlife-friendly, and safe at the Forest Owners Winter School.
Nitrogen-fixing genes could help grow more food using fewer resources

Nitrogen-fixing genes could help grow more food using fewer resources

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Scientists have transferred a collection of genes into plant-colonizing bacteria that let them draw nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia, a natural…
Disabling viruses with CRISPR scissors

Disabling viruses with CRISPR scissors

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In scientific first, WSU team delivers a one-two punch to knock out crop-destroying viruses.
2020 Women in Ag Conference cultivates healthy farms, careers

2020 Women in Ag Conference cultivates healthy farms, careers

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Learn how to run resilient farms and businesses while preserving your health at 2020 conference.
Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future

Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future

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New research shows salvage logging and re-seeding after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water levels to normal faster.
Jan. 25: Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool returns for 13th year

Jan. 25: Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool returns for 13th year

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Registration is open for the annual Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool at Stanwood High School in Burlington.
WSU researcher awarded Honorary Professorship in Australia

WSU researcher awarded Honorary Professorship in Australia

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WSU’s Hanu Pappu received an honorary appointment as professor at the University of Queensland.
WSU scientists find a slate of unexpected diseases in peony

WSU scientists find a slate of unexpected diseases in peony

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WSU scientists are on the hunt for unidentified diseases that harm ornamental favorite.
Bolivar-Medina joins Tree Fruit team as Information Tech Transfer specialist

Bolivar-Medina joins Tree Fruit team as Information Tech Transfer specialist

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Jenny Bolivar-Medina Jenny Bolivar-Medina joined Washington State University’s tree fruit research and Extension team Nov. 15, 2019, as a Tree Fruit Extension Information Technology Transfer…
Jan. 24: Extension experts share Family Forester knowledge at annual workshop

Jan. 24: Extension experts share Family Forester knowledge at annual workshop

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Family-owned forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest.
Addiction prevention scholar takes over as department chair

Addiction prevention scholar takes over as department chair

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Michael Cleveland will be the new chair of the Department of Human Development starting Jan. 1.
Living at the edges

Living at the edges

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The prevalence of protected wildlife areas in borderlands makes international relations key to the survival of lynx, bears and other large migratory animals, according to…
New professor uses high-tech sensors to study forest threats, resilience

New professor uses high-tech sensors to study forest threats, resilience

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Forest ecologist lifts his vantage point to discover how forests can survive devastating changes
Bee efficiency boosts diversified farming

Bee efficiency boosts diversified farming

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New WSU research finds the more diverse a farm’s plant population, the more beneficial it is for bee pollinators, and the more efficiently those pollinators…
Lifetime award honors industry impact of WSU’s ‘Dr. Christmas Tree’

Lifetime award honors industry impact of WSU’s ‘Dr. Christmas Tree’

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WSU’s Gary Chastagner has a passion for Christmas trees and science. That passion has led to a rewarding career and lifetime achievement award from the…
Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

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Images from space could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.
Jan 17-18: Cascadia Grains Conference helps revitalize local grain economy

Jan 17-18: Cascadia Grains Conference helps revitalize local grain economy

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Two-day event helps grow a regional grain economy west of the Cascades.
Research shows boredom is on the rise for adolescents, especially girls

Research shows boredom is on the rise for adolescents, especially girls

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New research finds boredom is rising year after year for U.S. teens.
Extension Foresters expand stewardship education to save Washington forests

Extension Foresters expand stewardship education to save Washington forests

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Washington’s family-owned forests provide scenic beauty, clean water, wildlife habitat, and natural resources that support schools, hospitals, roads, and libraries across the state. But Washington’s…