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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.
WSU research helps breed better-tasting sweet corn in $7.3 million grant

WSU research helps breed better-tasting sweet corn in $7.3 million grant

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Lindsey du Toit, vegetable seed pathologist at Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center at Mount Vernon, is a co-primary investigator on a…
$5.6 million for specialty crop research protecting grapes, onions from pests and diseases

$5.6 million for specialty crop research protecting grapes, onions from pests and diseases

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Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating and fast-adapting pests…
Tailgate event shares spirit of CAHNRS

Tailgate event shares spirit of CAHNRS

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  New Dean André-Denis Wright joined alumni, faculty and students in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences to share the spirit, strength…
Award-winning instructor helps new students thrive through community

Award-winning instructor helps new students thrive through community

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  Without a sense of belonging, new students can feel lost and isolated on campus. By connecting them to a community of learners at Washington…
Sept. 14: Town Hall for CAHNRS with President and Provost

Sept. 14: Town Hall for CAHNRS with President and Provost

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The WSU Town Hall for CAHNRS, featuring President Schulz & Provost Bernardo, is Friday, Sept. 14 from noon–1 p.m. in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.
Pregame event shows off craft beers using local ingredients

Pregame event shows off craft beers using local ingredients

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WSU and LINC Malthouse present Home Grown Malts, a showcase of craft beers made with regionally grown and malted grains, Saturday September 15 in the…
WSU esteemed scientist named Distinguished Professor

WSU esteemed scientist named Distinguished Professor

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Acknowledging her world-renowned reputation in service to agriculture, Washington State University named plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit as the recipient of the Alfred Christianson Distinguished…
As infrastructure ages, WSU economist finds best ways to help ag crops flow

As infrastructure ages, WSU economist finds best ways to help ag crops flow

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From apples and pears to wheat and potatoes, the bounty of Northwest agriculture depends on roads, bridges, railways and ports to reach a global market.…
Sept. 11: Growers can tour apple orchards at WSU WA 38 Field Day

Sept. 11: Growers can tour apple orchards at WSU WA 38 Field Day

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Tree fruit experts from Washington State University will update growers on the new WA 38 apple variety and Cosmic Crisp® fruit at the WA 38…
WSU scientists clone grape virus to help stop devastating disease

WSU scientists clone grape virus to help stop devastating disease

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  Prosser, Wash.—A new discovery by scientists at Washington State University could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers their vines and…