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WSU scientist joins forces with CDC to fight vector borne diseases

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John Stark, Washington Stormwater Center director, is on a CDC work group looking at the potential impact of vector-borne diseases & how to prevent them.
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease

Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease

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WSU scientists found cancer-fighting drugs can help plants fight disease as well, which could help develop new pathways for plants to battle infection.
Dean’s Visits Highlight College’s Role in Washington Tree Fruit, Medicine

Dean’s Visits Highlight College’s Role in Washington Tree Fruit, Medicine

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CAHNRS Dean André Wright and Stemilt President West Mathison sample apples at Stemilt Grower’s warehouse and distribution center in Wenatchee. From touring fruit orchards in…
Student deploys tiny, feisty Samurai wasps to fight stink bug invader

Student deploys tiny, feisty Samurai wasps to fight stink bug invader

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  His Toyota Prius loaded with tiny wasps, Josh Milnes is about to make life very difficult for an invasive stink bug threatening Washington fruit…
WSU’s new tool for precise pollination could transform decisions for apple growers

WSU’s new tool for precise pollination could transform decisions for apple growers

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To grow apples, we need bees. Apple growers depend on the humble honey bee to pollinate their crops, but there’s a delicate balance between hives,…
Westside Field Day helps landowners experience benefits of their forests

Westside Field Day helps landowners experience benefits of their forests

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  Woodland, Wash. – Family forest owners and managers in western Washington are invited to learn how to plan, manage and protect their forests at…
Helping Washington communities feed hungry families, Extension wins national award

Helping Washington communities feed hungry families, Extension wins national award

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Hunger is increasing in Washington. Statewide, the latest statistics show that the number of hungry families is growing, with more than 15 percent of households…
Face to face with grizzly research

Face to face with grizzly research

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New CAHNRS Dean André Wright came face to face with the grizzlies of the WSU Bear Center in an informational visit Monday, July 30. Grizzlies…
Team’s research to protect onions from pests, pathogens wins USDA award

Team’s research to protect onions from pests, pathogens wins USDA award

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With a market value of nearly a billion dollars, onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the U.S. But some farmers have been…
Going beyond expectations: Through teaching and research, Chanmi Hwang helps students, maternity patients

Going beyond expectations: Through teaching and research, Chanmi Hwang helps students, maternity patients

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  For Chanmi Hwang, learning begins in the classroom—but moves to the laser-cutting workshop, the digital textile printing lab, a student blog, or the maternity…
Molecular plant scientist John Browse named to Washington Academy of Sciences

Molecular plant scientist John Browse named to Washington Academy of Sciences

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Researching the science behind healthier vegetable oils and crop defenses against pests, pathogens, and environmental stress—potentially leading to more and healthier food for people—John Browse,…
Sagebrush hospitality: a home for good bugs can save vineyards

Sagebrush hospitality: a home for good bugs can save vineyards

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New research from WSU scientists shows the humble sagebrush could help vineyards fight pests while reducing the use of pesticides.
Aug. 2: Eggert farm tour views latest in organic ag research

Aug. 2: Eggert farm tour views latest in organic ag research

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Get the latest updates and a tour of WSU’s organic farm at this free event open to the public.
Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?

Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?

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Brandon Hopkins and the WSU bee program are featured in this story on saving pollinators from Smithsonian Magazine.
New CAHNRS Dean gets another taste of Washington

New CAHNRS Dean gets another taste of Washington

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On July 12 and 13, dean André Wright visited field days, tours, and meetings with WSU researchers and stakeholders from all around western Washington.
Exploring the science behind your threads

Exploring the science behind your threads

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Textiles are everywhere: In the clothing we wear, on our furniture, in our cars. They give us shelter from the elements, protect our crops, prevent…
WSU researchers test nanocrystals to prevent frost damage in tree fruits

WSU researchers test nanocrystals to prevent frost damage in tree fruits

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other popular fruits from frost damage is showing positive…
Growing career skills, students connect Amazon, Nordstrom with new customers

Growing career skills, students connect Amazon, Nordstrom with new customers

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  From Boomers to members of post-millennial Generation Z, technology is changing the way people shop for clothes. This year, students in Washington State University’s…
July 12: Families, farmers can see WSU research in action at Mount Vernon Field Day

July 12: Families, farmers can see WSU research in action at Mount Vernon Field Day

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Washington State University researchers and students will welcome farmers, families, and anyone curious about what happens in the fields and labs of the WSU Northwestern…
Should I stay or should I go?: Host plants tell insects when to migrate

Should I stay or should I go?: Host plants tell insects when to migrate

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WSU scientist finds that the nutritional value of a rice plant determines whether an insect develops short or long wings.
New home for research: WSU breaks ground on state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building

New home for research: WSU breaks ground on state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building

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PULLMAN, Wash—Washington State University broke ground today for the Plant Sciences Building, a new state-of-the-art home for research in Washington. The fourth of six planned…
Preserving agricultural knowledge, new WSU educator prepares the next generation of ag teachers

Preserving agricultural knowledge, new WSU educator prepares the next generation of ag teachers

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As the newest agricultural teacher educator at Washington State University, Anna Warner prepares the next generation of ag teachers, fostering the Northwest’s future leaders in…
Monarchs ride west coast winds: Proof of butterfly migration from WSU & citizen scientists

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…