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Shedding light on the world of fungi: Society Fellow Lori Carris

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The newest Fellow of the Mycological Society of America, award-winning Washington State University scientist and teacher Lori Carris helps us understand the incredible impact that…
New technology spins second life for ‘wasted’ textiles

New technology spins second life for ‘wasted’ textiles

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Thanks to new technology and support from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, scientists at Washington State University are helping keep millions of tons of cotton and…
Dean, Animal Sciences faculty build student, research connections at convention

Dean, Animal Sciences faculty build student, research connections at convention

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  Fostering Washington State University’s ongoing partnerships with Northwest beef producers, the Dean of CAHNRS, André-Denis Wright, joined faculty, students and alumni from the Department…
Students gain career skills at Agriculture Future of America Leader’s Conference

Students gain career skills at Agriculture Future of America Leader’s Conference

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  More than 20 students from the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences travelled to Kansas City, Mo., to attend the 2018 Agriculture…
Pruning tour offers hands-on lessons, shaping WA 38 trees for best growth

Pruning tour offers hands-on lessons, shaping WA 38 trees for best growth

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  Circled by more than 75 apple growers and orchard managers, Washington State University researcher Stefano Musacchi took a willowy first-year WA 38 tree in…
Washington Red Raspberry Commission presents check for endowed chair

Washington Red Raspberry Commission presents check for endowed chair

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WSU alumni & raspberry farmers Adam and Julie Enfield joined WSU dignitaries like CAHNRS Dean Wright to present a $1.5 million check for the endowed…
WSU compost facility earns organic registration from Washington Dept. of Agriculture

WSU compost facility earns organic registration from Washington Dept. of Agriculture

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To help local organic farms grow food more economically and sustainably, compost from Washington State University’s Compost Facility is now registered as organic by the…
Through art, Extension partnership helps rural kids, communities explore science, animal health

Through art, Extension partnership helps rural kids, communities explore science, animal health

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  Small, rural Washington communities often lack the resources to launch young people into careers in science and technology that can help solve local challenges…
Animal Sciences seminar shares how dog genome insights fight cancer, protect human health

Animal Sciences seminar shares how dog genome insights fight cancer, protect human health

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Distinguished geneticist Elaine Ostrander shares how insights into the genome of dogs can help fight cancer and unravel complexities in human disease, at an upcoming…
Season of the spider: WSU scientists ease fears over arachnids of autumn

Season of the spider: WSU scientists ease fears over arachnids of autumn

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  Abigail Hayes’ phone chimes as she tends to Arachne, her shy, pet tarantula. The friend on the other end has found a nasty-looking customer:…
Dean shares lessons with next generation of AgForestry leaders

Dean shares lessons with next generation of AgForestry leaders

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Few things affect the lives of Northwest residents more than our food, environment, and economy. To keep Northwest farms, forests, fisheries and communities strong, the…
National tour shares up-close look at Cosmic Crisp®, WSU hops

National tour shares up-close look at Cosmic Crisp®, WSU hops

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Developing the next generation of hops and apples, including the much-anticipated Cosmic Crisp® apple, researchers at Washington State University shared the latest advances this month with…
Grant supports improving cider industry — ‘Apple to Glass’

Grant supports improving cider industry — ‘Apple to Glass’

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A grant from the USDA will allow researchers to work with orchardists and cider makers to develop the best apples and ciders.
With farm boxes, Extension connects rural families, farms and retailers for better health

With farm boxes, Extension connects rural families, farms and retailers for better health

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Full of leafy greens and hearty root vegetables, a food box program piloted by Washington State University Extension is helping Northwest Washington families eat more…
Save the date: WSU Wheat Academy shares science behind better grain production

Save the date: WSU Wheat Academy shares science behind better grain production

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Grain scientists at Washington State University will share some of the latest discoveries in wheat breeding, disease and pest management, and production innovations at the…
2018 WSU Women in Ag Conference to build financial fitness

2018 WSU Women in Ag Conference to build financial fitness

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Women across the Northwest can learn to be financially strong leaders in farming at the upcoming 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference, organized by Washington State…
Extension course teaches forest owners to preserve their land for generations

Extension course teaches forest owners to preserve their land for generations

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Woodland owners in Central Washington can learn how to protect and pass their forests on to the next generation, in a Forest Stewardship Coached Planning…
Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses

Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses

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New research from WSU scientists finds that feeding a mushroom extract to honey bees greatly reduces virus levels.
Salmon are dying from toxic stormwater runoff, Puget Sound area residents can help scientists figure out why

Salmon are dying from toxic stormwater runoff, Puget Sound area residents can help scientists figure out why

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  Lacey, Wash.- Salmon exposed to toxic stormwater runoff can die in a matter of hours, and scientists are asking for Puget Sound area residents’…
Oct. 13: WSU organic farm hosts annual Fall Harvest Festival

Oct. 13: WSU organic farm hosts annual Fall Harvest Festival

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The WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm will hold its annual Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13.
$4.7 million effort protects future of grapes, wine from fast-adapting fungus

$4.7 million effort protects future of grapes, wine from fast-adapting fungus

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  Whether they are grown for wine, raisins or the table, grapes are one of the most important crops in the U.S., with a value…
Fighting Fossil Fuel Dependency with Fire: Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez

Fighting Fossil Fuel Dependency with Fire: Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez

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Our world’s dependency on fossil fuels is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. The planet’s fossil fuel reserves are declining and the side…
Partners in advancing wheat, barley research for growers

Partners in advancing wheat, barley research for growers

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  Continuing our ongoing partnership in support of Northwest grain growers, André-Denis Wright, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, joined…
WSU, Australian scientists link to transform agriculture in new Joint Center for Ag Robotics

WSU, Australian scientists link to transform agriculture in new Joint Center for Ag Robotics

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  Joining forces to speed robotic advancements that help farmers grow food with fewer resources, scientists at Washington State University and Australia’s University of Technology…
Research helps shed light on global burden of animal disease

Research helps shed light on global burden of animal disease

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  Across the globe, families depend on livestock animals for milk, meat, eggs, even muscle power. But when a valuable cow or sheep gets sick,…
WSU foresters share alder management tips at Kent, Raymond workshops

WSU foresters share alder management tips at Kent, Raymond workshops

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Drawing the eye with its white bark and fetching premium prices for its sought-after timber, red alder is the most common native hardwood in western…
Orchard tours share WA 38 knowledge with growers

Orchard tours share WA 38 knowledge with growers

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Nearly 200 apple growers and industry professionals gathered recently at Washington State University’s Roza and Sunrise research orchards in Prosser and Wenatchee, Wash., to encounter…
Researchers to help water flow more freely to farms, fish and people with USDA grant

Researchers to help water flow more freely to farms, fish and people with USDA grant

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New technology and management approaches could help the West’s precious water flow more efficiently for farmers, residents and fish, thanks to pioneering work by scientists…
$3.29 million effort keeps onions, garlic safe from pest and disease threats

$3.29 million effort keeps onions, garlic safe from pest and disease threats

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Adding flavor to our plates and antioxidants to our diets, onion and garlic are among the most valuable vegetable crops in the world, with an…
Fall 2018 WSDA Waste Pesticide Collection Events

Fall 2018 WSDA Waste Pesticide Collection Events

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Cougar donations feed momentum to build a world-renowned pollinator center

Cougar donations feed momentum to build a world-renowned pollinator center

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WSU alums Ken and Sue Christianson donated $1 million dollars to WSU to support a Honey Bee and Pollinator Research Facility on WSU’s Pullman campus.