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Concerned about Climate Change? Become a WSU Sustainable Community Steward

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WSU Snohomish County Extension hosts their Sustainable Community Steward (SCS) fall training series starting Oct. 2.
WSU’s drive-in Wi-Fi team earns inaugural FCC digital access award

WSU’s drive-in Wi-Fi team earns inaugural FCC digital access award

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WSU-initiated partnership helped create drive-up broadband access at hundreds of locations
Digital AgAthon encourages students to bridge areas of expertise

Digital AgAthon encourages students to bridge areas of expertise

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New event has WSU students competing in multi-disciplinary teams to work on major agriculture issues using large data sets.
Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

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WSU researchers have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet could spread and find ideal habitat, in the U.S. and globally.
Sneeze art displayed on hospital walls

Sneeze art displayed on hospital walls

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The WSU Children’s Center is working with Pullman Regional Hospital on a series of art projects that talk and teach about healthy actions.
Major grant helps grape growers better manage nutrients

Major grant helps grape growers better manage nutrients

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New grant will allow study of hard-to-detect nutrient surpluses or deficiencies quickly, so that grape growers can make faster and better management decisions.
WSU receives $3 million for endowment to bolster food security

WSU receives $3 million for endowment to bolster food security

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WSU announces $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology.
Revealing the diversity of genes behind better alfalfa hay

Revealing the diversity of genes behind better alfalfa hay

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Completing new research, WSU scientists identified genetic markers and parent varieties that could boost the quality of alfalfa hay.
Privatized prisons lead to more inmates, longer sentences, study finds

Privatized prisons lead to more inmates, longer sentences, study finds

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When states turn to private prisons, the number of criminals incarcerated rises and the length of sentences increases.
WSU Snohomish County Extension holds Oil Spill Awareness and Response Support Training

WSU Snohomish County Extension holds Oil Spill Awareness and Response Support Training

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WSU Snohomish County Extension launches a new program to train volunteers in best practices for oil spill response and cleanup.
WSU resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

WSU resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

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Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in wine grape quality. WSU researchers are studying the effects of heat, and…
Sept. 11: Ruckelshaus Center to host former EPA administrators at virtual Circle Luncheon

Sept. 11: Ruckelshaus Center to host former EPA administrators at virtual Circle Luncheon

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Former EPA Administrators, celebration of late founder featured at 10th annual Circle Luncheon
‘Biggest holes in the system’: Very rural elders receive fewest services

‘Biggest holes in the system’: Very rural elders receive fewest services

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WSU researcher finds older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in…
Research award: Styrofoam-eating mealworms could be safe for dinner

Research award: Styrofoam-eating mealworms could be safe for dinner

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Master’s student Brenden Campbell earns award for research into larvae’s waste-eating ability.
Grafting watermelon prevents disease, WSU study shows

Grafting watermelon prevents disease, WSU study shows

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A new study from Washington State University’s Department of Horticulture found that splice grafting helps watermelons resist disease. For more than 10 years, watermelon growers…
Task force seeks new defenses against resurgent, cherry-devastating disease

Task force seeks new defenses against resurgent, cherry-devastating disease

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Cherry trees infected with Little Cherry Disease bear small, bitter or bland fruits that often lack attractive coloring. The disease is a significant concern for…
Decline in plant breeding programs could impact food security

Decline in plant breeding programs could impact food security

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A team of scientists led by WSU has found that public plant breeding programs are seeing decreases in funding and personnel across the U.S.
WSU Master Gardeners urge caution, awareness of unsolicited seeds

WSU Master Gardeners urge caution, awareness of unsolicited seeds

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Extension experts urge gardeners to be aware of and report unsolicited seeds mailed from overseas.
Lauzier Foundation supports new Life Sciences Teaching Lab at WSU’s Wine Science Center

Lauzier Foundation supports new Life Sciences Teaching Lab at WSU’s Wine Science Center

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Significant grant will delivering much-needed space and equipment for hands-on student learning at WSU’s Wine
Les Dames organization debuts new scholarship for WSU women in agriculture

Les Dames organization debuts new scholarship for WSU women in agriculture

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The Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a nonprofit invitational organization of women leaders in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, has endowed a new scholarship at Washington…
Finding insects: Meet entomology doctoral student Megan Asche

Finding insects: Meet entomology doctoral student Megan Asche

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WSU grad students receive national honor

WSU grad students receive national honor

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Two WSU graduate students named Borlaug Scholars, a prestigious program run by the National Association of Plant Breeders.
New chair encourages personal, team discoveries in WSU’s Biological Systems Engineering department

New chair encourages personal, team discoveries in WSU’s Biological Systems Engineering department

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Manuel Garcia-Pérez will lead faculty and students as they make discoveries for a healthy environment, renewable energy, productive and sustainable agriculture, and safe and nutritious…
Adolescence researcher, Extension partner Elizabeth Weybright leads WSU’s Youth and Families unit

Adolescence researcher, Extension partner Elizabeth Weybright leads WSU’s Youth and Families unit

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Elizabeth Weybright is the new leader of WSU Extension’s Youth and Families Program Unit.
‘Bear butter’: In Glacier National Park, scientists study tiny moths as rich food source for grizzlies

‘Bear butter’: In Glacier National Park, scientists study tiny moths as rich food source for grizzlies

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A grizzly bear and cub forage for army cutworm moths in Glacier Park. Grizzlies eat up to 90 pounds of food every day to bulk…
Laura Hill, Qin Zhang elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Laura Hill, Qin Zhang elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

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Laura Hill and Qin Zhang will join the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Webinar: Restoring the narrative on wildfires of Eastern Washington

Webinar: Restoring the narrative on wildfires of Eastern Washington

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Learn the history, management, and role of wildfires in Eastern Washington.
Animal physiologist Gordon Murdoch is next WSU Department of Animal Sciences chair

Animal physiologist Gordon Murdoch is next WSU Department of Animal Sciences chair

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Award-winning teacher and scientist leads education and research benefiting animals, people, agriculture.
WSU Extension, UW program, and local business come together to feed people during pandemic

WSU Extension, UW program, and local business come together to feed people during pandemic

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Multiple groups working together to bring healthy, locally-sourced fish to food banks around the Olympic Peninsula during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 agriculture regulations present challenges to Washington growers

COVID-19 agriculture regulations present challenges to Washington growers

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WSU Extension faculty and staff are working to provide training and resources to Washington’s agriculture industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Washington state.…
Next teaching leader, Tadd Wheeler, joins WSU’s Agricultural Technology and Production Management program

Next teaching leader, Tadd Wheeler, joins WSU’s Agricultural Technology and Production Management program

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Tadd Wheeler prepare students for careers that blend technological know-how with modern agriculture