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Youth camp bridges new ideas with traditional Native American culture

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Students in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles help youth prepare clothing for feast
CAHNRS faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

CAHNRS faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

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Two distinguished faculty members of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences are among eight WSU scientists elected to the Washington…
Study demonstrates stress reduction benefits from petting dogs, cats

Study demonstrates stress reduction benefits from petting dogs, cats

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WSU scientists have shown that Pet Your Stress Away programs have stress-relieving physiological benefits.
USDA Fellowships help students defend Northwest crops, people from pests, pathogens

USDA Fellowships help students defend Northwest crops, people from pests, pathogens

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Helping sustainably protect important Northwest crops like potatoes, peas, and vegetables from pests and disease, while safeguarding consumers against foodborne illness, students at Washington State…
Aug. 10: Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

Aug. 10: Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

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The Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day offers owners of wooded property the chance to build skills for caring for their land and trees.
Award: Precision pruning can help machines safely, efficiently harvest apples

Award: Precision pruning can help machines safely, efficiently harvest apples

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Team of WSU scientists help put labor-saving machines to work at harvest.
So boring: looking at how the brain reacts to boredom could help people cope

So boring: looking at how the brain reacts to boredom could help people cope

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The brains of people who are prone to boredom react differently, compared to those who don’t. Helping those prone to boredom could have significant health…
Living defenses could protect potatoes from virus, nematode threats

Living defenses could protect potatoes from virus, nematode threats

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Two WSU plant pathologists launching USDA-funded research into better plant protection
New WSU USDA-ARS research facility on the horizon

New WSU USDA-ARS research facility on the horizon

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WSU and USDA tour participants view greenhouse-based research at WSU’s Plant Growth Facility. Collaborating on plans for a new U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility…
Partners for better spuds: WSU’s 2019 Othello Field Day

Partners for better spuds: WSU’s 2019 Othello Field Day

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Annual day of shared knowledge helps Northwest potato industry
July 10: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Longview

July 10: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Longview

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WSU Forestry offers a free evening seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees
July 11: Families, farmers can see WSU research in action at 2019 Mount Vernon Field Day

July 11: Families, farmers can see WSU research in action at 2019 Mount Vernon Field Day

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Discover how WSU research helps the communities of Washington.
Taking the guesswork out of irrigating wine grapes

Taking the guesswork out of irrigating wine grapes

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Until now, wine grape growers have essentially irrigated their crops based on the color of the wine they were making, watering one way for white…
Scientist honored for discoveries battling obesity, improving animal health

Scientist honored for discoveries battling obesity, improving animal health

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Min Du is newest recipient of society’s Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award
Students’ ideas solve real-world challenges for Hot Topic, Cotton Incorporated

Students’ ideas solve real-world challenges for Hot Topic, Cotton Incorporated

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Teams draw on all of their skills, experience in AMDT’s 2019 capstone competition
Ian Burke to lead WSU wheat conservation research as newest Cook Endowed Chair

Ian Burke to lead WSU wheat conservation research as newest Cook Endowed Chair

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Burke will lead conservation research helping Washington’s $800 million wheat industry.
Sharing improved crops, practices for Washington’s drylands: 103rd Lind Field Day

Sharing improved crops, practices for Washington’s drylands: 103rd Lind Field Day

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Popular field day is a chance for growers to see research into better plants and practices, face to face with scientists.
June 27: Scientists share latest research for better spuds at Potato Field Day

June 27: Scientists share latest research for better spuds at Potato Field Day

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Tour fields and see the latest in disease defense, production advances and new varieties.
Teaching old bears new tricks

Teaching old bears new tricks

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WSU bears respond positively to new training aimed at reducing their stress.
Using Artificial Intelligence to fight viral diseases in plants

Using Artificial Intelligence to fight viral diseases in plants

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WSU scientist used AI to predict likely proteins a virus could attack, which could help plants build a defense to interrupt the viral attack
Associate Dean Rich Zack leads education for future leaders in human sciences, agriculture, environment

Associate Dean Rich Zack leads education for future leaders in human sciences, agriculture, environment

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Expert scientist and passionate leader leads academics in CAHNRS
‘You are our future’: Dean celebrates 2019 Latino Leadership grads

‘You are our future’: Dean celebrates 2019 Latino Leadership grads

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Ceremony honors young leaders making a difference for Washington’s Latino community.
WSU scientists unmask the humble earwig as an apple-protecting predator

WSU scientists unmask the humble earwig as an apple-protecting predator

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Helping Northwest apple growers protect their crops, WSU scientists have found new proof that earwigs are actually valuable predators in apple orchards, rather than the…
Plastic water bottles may one day fly people cross-country

Plastic water bottles may one day fly people cross-country

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WSU scientists have found a way to turn household plastic waste products into jet fuel.
Jill McCluskey named first female director of WSU’s School of Economic Sciences

Jill McCluskey named first female director of WSU’s School of Economic Sciences

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World class scholar will direct WSU’s School of Economic Sciences.
Washington 4-H honors Harry Burcalow’s three decades of distinguished service

Washington 4-H honors Harry Burcalow’s three decades of distinguished service

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For more than 30 years, Harry Burcalow has helped 4-H youth of Washington thrive
Organic produce sales at WSU farm

Organic produce sales at WSU farm

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The WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm will host weekly public produce sales every Friday afternoon from 3-6 p.m.
Rethinking the ‘peer’ in peer pressure

Rethinking the ‘peer’ in peer pressure

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Graduation season brings both celebration and concerns about adolescent drinking.
Remembering our students, faculty and alumni who gave all—WWII, Korea, Vietnam

Remembering our students, faculty and alumni who gave all—WWII, Korea, Vietnam

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Inscribed in a campus memorial, 40 men and women from CAHNRS ancestor colleges lost their lives in service to country.
Apparel tour gives AMDT students industry edge

Apparel tour gives AMDT students industry edge

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Dean Wright and AMDT faculty tour 4 apparel and retail companies in Seattle to get the latest on what it takes for WSU students to…
Images from space could help farmers grow better wheat varieties

Images from space could help farmers grow better wheat varieties

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Helping feed a growing world, WSU scientists are putting satellites and drones to work for better wheat varieties.