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Go to college to live longer? WSU economist receives grant to study health effects of higher learning

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WSU economist will use a new grant to examine whether more education can actually contribute to better health later in life.
Grower, science partnership fuels future of hay

Grower, science partnership fuels future of hay

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Showcasing the fertile results of their partnership with growers, hay scientists and students in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and Washington…
Changing lives for better health: WSU Extension celebrates 50th anniversary of Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Changing lives for better health: WSU Extension celebrates 50th anniversary of Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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Extension team marks 50th year of nutrition program that boosts health, fights obesity
Campus visit could lead to new partnerships

Campus visit could lead to new partnerships

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Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz visited the WSU Pullman campus to talk with SOE faculty, Dean Wright
Blueprint for plant immune response found, unlocking potential for increased disease resistance in crops

Blueprint for plant immune response found, unlocking potential for increased disease resistance in crops

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WSU researchers have discovered how plants respond to disease-causing organisms, leading the way to potential breakthroughs in breeding resistance.
Research review builds on CAHNRS wheat, barley partnerships

Research review builds on CAHNRS wheat, barley partnerships

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  CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright joined members of the Washington Grain Commission at their annual review of commission-endowed research into better wheat and barley varieties,…
Biological Systems Engineering scientist receives Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award

Biological Systems Engineering scientist receives Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Bin Yang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has been selected for the Fulbright…
Temple Grandin, WSU experts to share knowledge at Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

Temple Grandin, WSU experts to share knowledge at Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

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Internationally famed animal scientist Temple Grandin will join Washington State University researchers and Pacific Northwest farmers and artisans at the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s…
For families impacted by foster care, new model is promising solution

For families impacted by foster care, new model is promising solution

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New research lead by WSU Human Development scientist shows long-term mentoring model used by non-profit Friends of the Children is a promising solution for families…
Snohomish Extension class series helps grow profitable farms

Snohomish Extension class series helps grow profitable farms

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Farming is more than a lifestyle or a job—it’s a business venture that demands skills and knowledge for success. To help new and current farmers…
Pioneering WSU scientist recognized for innovation in AI, ‘Internet of Things’

Pioneering WSU scientist recognized for innovation in AI, ‘Internet of Things’

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Discovering new ways for machines to boost productivity and conserve resources on Northwest farms and orchards, Washington State University scientist Manoj Karkee was named a…
Northwest Farm Credit Services’ $250,000 donation supports postharvest advances for tree fruit industry

Northwest Farm Credit Services’ $250,000 donation supports postharvest advances for tree fruit industry

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Helping Pacific Northwest growers deliver plentiful, sustainable fruit crops to consumers at every harvest, Northwest Farm Credit Services recently announced a $250,000 donation supporting postharvest…
WSU Extension brings forestry experts together at annual workshop, Spokane Foresters Roundtable

WSU Extension brings forestry experts together at annual workshop, Spokane Foresters Roundtable

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Northeast Washington and northern Idaho foresters can share ideas, learn best practices and network with experts and professionals at two upcoming Washington State University Extension…
Wishing you a happy holiday season from CAHNRS

Wishing you a happy holiday season from CAHNRS

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The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences celebrated the season at its annual holiday gathering in historic Ensminger Pavilion.
Award allows for research on crop spray residue

Award allows for research on crop spray residue

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WSU’s Lav Khot will look to reduce reliance on broad spectrum pesticides that result in residues on food with an award from the Foundation for…
Pioneering scientist’s legacy brings revolutionary wheat ideas to life

Pioneering scientist’s legacy brings revolutionary wheat ideas to life

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Created to spur basic and applied research into crop yields, the Vogel Wheat Research Fund has become an important nursery for new ideas.
New Postharvest Endowed Chair Carolina Torres to help growers solve challenges, bloom to table

New Postharvest Endowed Chair Carolina Torres to help growers solve challenges, bloom to table

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Horticulturist and Washington State University alumna Carolina Torres will help Northwest tree fruit growers and packers bring their best produce to consumers more profitably and…
WSU’s highest honor for famed plant pathologist R. James Cook

WSU’s highest honor for famed plant pathologist R. James Cook

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Plant pathologist, emeritus professor and former dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences R. James Cook received Washington State University’s highest…
With genome tools, scientists solving inbreeding barrier to more sustainable, nutritious hay

With genome tools, scientists solving inbreeding barrier to more sustainable, nutritious hay

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Helping provide a more valuable and sustainable hay crop for farmers and dairy producers, geneticists at Washington State University this fall launched a high-tech search…
Dean, scientists share research and Extension supporting Northwest berry industry

Dean, scientists share research and Extension supporting Northwest berry industry

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CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright joined Washington State University scientists sharing the latest research supporting the Northwest’s berry industry, at the Washington Small Fruit Conference and…
New mulch ideas could help curb our addiction to plastic

New mulch ideas could help curb our addiction to plastic

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  Sharing new ideas to help farmers grow crops more sustainably and curb our global dependence on wasteful, perpetual plastic, Jessica Goldberger, associate professor in…
Soil scientist David Brown named new AgWeatherNet Director

Soil scientist David Brown named new AgWeatherNet Director

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Helping growers and all Washingtonians understand and prepare for the challenges and changes that weather brings, Washington State University soil scientist David Brown is the…
Paid maternity leave makes happier moms

Paid maternity leave makes happier moms

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Paid maternity leave for working mothers improves the mental health of the mother, according to a recent paper from a WSU scientist.
Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

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New research from a WSU scientist shows it’s better to express negative emotions in a healthy way in front of your children than to tamp…
Extension workshop to help Spokane-area families preserve, pass on their forests, farmlands

Extension workshop to help Spokane-area families preserve, pass on their forests, farmlands

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Helping landowning families in Northeastern Washington protect their forests, farms and ranch lands, Washington State University Extension Foresters will hold a “Ties to the Land”…
Beekeeper continues tradition of donations

Beekeeper continues tradition of donations

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Retired beekeeper Eric Olson made another donation to support the WSU honey bee research program to Dean Wright, Provost Bernardo, and others.
WSU Bread Lab’s first culinary director connecting chefs, farmers through food

WSU Bread Lab’s first culinary director connecting chefs, farmers through food

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As the first culinary director of the Bread Lab — Washington State University’s Burlington-based research center for bread and grains — Niels Brisbane is pioneering…
Shedding light on the world of fungi: Society Fellow Lori Carris

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…