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Monarchs ride west coast winds: Proof of butterfly migration from WSU & citizen scientists

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Tagging and releasing nearly 15,000 Monarch butterflies provides proof of their migration from PNW to California.
‘It’s all about the kids’: Coach, educator Gordon Davis inspires excellence for 5 decades

‘It’s all about the kids’: Coach, educator Gordon Davis inspires excellence for 5 decades

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In the classroom, the boardroom, and in the frigid walk-in coolers where he coached his beloved intercollegiate meats judging teams, Washington State University alumnus Gordon…
Student’s intellect, drive result in scholarships and grants

Student’s intellect, drive result in scholarships and grants

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Ph.D. viticulture student earned a national scholarship for his interdisciplinary research that aims to save water for the grape-growing industry.
June 26: Crop improvements for eastern Washington, new building dedication at WSU’s Wilke Farm Field Day

June 26: Crop improvements for eastern Washington, new building dedication at WSU’s Wilke Farm Field Day

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Experts from Washington State University and the University of Idaho will share the latest advances in crop production and disease protection for eastern Washington at…
Fighting viruses leads to international Humboldt Award for WSU virologist

Fighting viruses leads to international Humboldt Award for WSU virologist

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Hanu Pappu has dedicated his life to lessening the negative impacts of plant viruses. His contributions in plant pathology have resulted in a prestigious Humboldt…
June 23: Field Day helps NE Washington landowners protect forest, range lands

June 23: Field Day helps NE Washington landowners protect forest, range lands

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Spokane, Wash. – Owners of private and family forests and range in northeastern Washington can learn to manage and protect their lands at an upcoming…
Learn about Kitsap watershed with Stream Stewards course

Learn about Kitsap watershed with Stream Stewards course

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Learn about forests and streams on the Kitsap Peninsula by taking the six-week Stream Stewards course, July 19-Aug 23.
Falling number risk period approaching

Falling number risk period approaching

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Temperature fluctuations in late-June to mid-July can affect wheat prices. Learn more about the importance of falling numbers in this WSU Extension publication.
DNA could solve puzzling cattle fertility decline

DNA could solve puzzling cattle fertility decline

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In cattle production, nothing is more important than fertility. Without it, herds can’t grow and milk doesn’t flow. For decades, fertility in U.S. dairy cattle…
Junior faculty receive WSU seed funding

Junior faculty receive WSU seed funding

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Four researchers in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences are among 14 recipients of Washington State University’s New Faculty Seed Grants, helping…
Inspiring journey brings new dean to WSU

Inspiring journey brings new dean to WSU

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To hear him tell the story, André-Denis Wright might have left college to chase the dream of a career in professional football had his mother…
June 21: See WSU potato research in action at Othello field day

June 21: See WSU potato research in action at Othello field day

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Potato experts at Washington State University share the latest in disease defense, production advances and new varieties at the Potato Field Day, Thursday, June 21.…
Researchers document another cost of 2016 Election: Shorter Thanksgiving visits

Researchers document another cost of 2016 Election: Shorter Thanksgiving visits

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Thanksgiving visits were 30 to 50 minutes shorter after the presidential election of 2016, according to WSU & UCLA researchers.
50 shades of Rosé

50 shades of Rosé

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WSU researcher perfects wine’s distinct colors.
Voracious pest leads to award winning research

Voracious pest leads to award winning research

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Entomology graduate student Adekunle Adesanya’s research on spider mites has led to a prestigious award and industry appreciation.
Plants that fight back: WSU researchers join forces to combat parasitic pest

Plants that fight back: WSU researchers join forces to combat parasitic pest

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So small it can’t be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes outsized problems for Northwest farmers. Potatoes, grapes…
June 13: Learn how to fight farm field invaders at Weed Science Field Tour

June 13: Learn how to fight farm field invaders at Weed Science Field Tour

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Washington State University crop and soil science experts share the latest tools in the fight against farm weeds at the 2018 Weed Science Field Tour,…
Science in your stemware

Science in your stemware

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As you enjoy your favorite vintage on #NationalWineDay, consider the science behind your sensory experience.
June 14: Crop advances for Washington’s drylands focus of Lind Field Day

June 14: Crop advances for Washington’s drylands focus of Lind Field Day

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Farmers can learn about the newest crop varieties and practices for Washington’s drylands, and meet the new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural,…
Hyde family’s $1.4 million gift helps student scientists  share discoveries at Washington State University

Hyde family’s $1.4 million gift helps student scientists share discoveries at Washington State University

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Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced today that the estate of James and Marilyn Oliver Hyde has gifted $1.4 million to support students in…
New leadership roles for WSU grape virologist

New leadership roles for WSU grape virologist

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Naidu Rayapati, world-renowned plant pathologist, has been named director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center and CAHNRS assistant dean for Tri-Cities.
Interim leader Scot Hulbert to champion CAHNRS research efforts for safe, sustainable future

Interim leader Scot Hulbert to champion CAHNRS research efforts for safe, sustainable future

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Plant pathologist Scot Hulbert will oversee research advances toward a safe, sustainable future at Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.…
WSU-bred barleys delivering unique Northwest beer flavors

WSU-bred barleys delivering unique Northwest beer flavors

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Crunchy kernels of barley tumble from Joel Williamson’s hands as he scoops them up, offering a taste. “This is a first: The inaugural batch of…
Letter from Butch has little Coug buzzing

Letter from Butch has little Coug buzzing

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Abby Lindell wrote a book about bees for her second-grade class, and she got a personalized letter from Butch when he heard about it.
Los Angeles tour gives students an inspiring, real-life look at apparel careers

Los Angeles tour gives students an inspiring, real-life look at apparel careers

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Aspiring apparel professionals from Washington State University got an insider’s look at the Los Angeles clothing industry in their spring study tour, becoming inspired to…
June 2: Learn to stop forest weed invaders at WSU Extension Kent workshop

June 2: Learn to stop forest weed invaders at WSU Extension Kent workshop

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Participants in WSU Extension forest workshops learn how to control invaders, such as this mass of ivy. Is ivy pulling down your trees? Are dreaded…
New WSU cherry breeder sets sights on wider market window, new varieties

New WSU cherry breeder sets sights on wider market window, new varieties

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Per McCord, new stone fruit breeder at Washington State University, works at the Roza research orchard near Prosser. Somewhere among the thousands of young trees…
Microbes from marine volcanic vents reveal how humans adjusted to a changing atmosphere

Microbes from marine volcanic vents reveal how humans adjusted to a changing atmosphere

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Ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans both respire and conserve energy using a similar molecular mechanism.
Heart of a Coug: Alumni Award honors Ron Mittelhammer’s four decades of heartfelt service

Heart of a Coug: Alumni Award honors Ron Mittelhammer’s four decades of heartfelt service

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Exactly 40 years since he was handed his own Washington State University diploma, Ron Mittelhammer looked on from the dais one last time as his…
May 9: Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference helps build strong rural workforce

May 9: Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference helps build strong rural workforce

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Local leaders invite you to join them on Wednesday, May 9, for the Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference (P2P), part of a statewide effort to…
School of Economic Sciences showcased in NY Times

School of Economic Sciences showcased in NY Times

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A graduate student and a professor from the WSU School of Economic Sciences had their work featured in a story in the New York Times.