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May 20-23: Urban Extension Conference explores ‘Innovation in the City’

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Extension professionals are invited to share research and ideas to help urban communities thrive at the upcoming National Urban Extension Conference. Set for May 20-23,…
Exhibit shares historic trends, new ideas in women’s apparel

Exhibit shares historic trends, new ideas in women’s apparel

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This month at Washington State University’s SEB Gallery, explore the trends, traditions and transformations shaping women’s apparel in a new exhibit curated by Department of…
Burundi teachers, kids plant school gardens with help from Extension, video lessons

Burundi teachers, kids plant school gardens with help from Extension, video lessons

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For school children in Burundi, classroom gardens are living laboratories for horticulture, entomology, and nutrition,
March 22: Plant Science Symposium shares new ag technology

March 22: Plant Science Symposium shares new ag technology

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Learn about new agricultural technologies at the third annual WSU Plant Science Symposium, Friday, March 22, at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center at WSU…
Lifetime achievement award caps Extension scientist’s career

Lifetime achievement award caps Extension scientist’s career

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Kim Patten has a Ph.D. from WSU in horticulture, and has spent 30 years helping cranberry farmers. He just received a lifetime achievement award for…
WSU tops USDA research and development list for second year in a row

WSU tops USDA research and development list for second year in a row

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WSU ranked first for the second year in a row in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research and development expenditures.
Researcher’s 5-year dedication helps children, community recover from traumatic mudslide

Researcher’s 5-year dedication helps children, community recover from traumatic mudslide

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Natalie Turner helped children, teachers and families of a mudslide-ravaged community understand and recover from trauma.
Two CAHNRS professors attain highest faculty rank

Two CAHNRS professors attain highest faculty rank

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Renowned WSU scientists Jill McCluskey and Scot Hulbert have been promoted to Regents Professors.
WSU alum’s career distinguished by promotion to Regents Professor

WSU alum’s career distinguished by promotion to Regents Professor

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Scot Hulbert joins the ranks of Regents Professor, the highest rank a faculty member can achieve at WSU
Pioneering economist Jill McCluskey named WSU Regents Professor

Pioneering economist Jill McCluskey named WSU Regents Professor

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Jill McCluskey, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability, has been named a WSU Regents Professor.
March 5: Visiting scientist explores ‘Why ants rule the world’

March 5: Visiting scientist explores ‘Why ants rule the world’

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Learn about the global impact of a tiny insect at “Why Ants Rule the World,” Tuesday, March 5, at WSU Pullman. Hosted by WSU’s Entomology…
WSU scientists measuring how plants convert light to energy

WSU scientists measuring how plants convert light to energy

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WSU scientists have developed a way to monitor how plants adjust the structures involved in photosynthesis as light changes throughout the day.
Ivar’s CEO gets close look at home of Cougar Gold

Ivar’s CEO gets close look at home of Cougar Gold

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Dean Wright and the School of Food Science welcomed Ivar’s CEO Bob Donegan to the student-centered WSU Creamery.
Essential oils show promise in fight against foodborne illness

Essential oils show promise in fight against foodborne illness

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In the quest to eradicate foodborne illness in fresh produce, a scientist at Washington State University is experimenting with alternatives to the traditional chlorine-based postharvest…
WSU Cherry Fruit School shares better ideas from bud to bucket

WSU Cherry Fruit School shares better ideas from bud to bucket

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Sharing research updates and recommended production practices with Northwest cherry growers, Extension specialists with WSU Tree Fruit Extension and Oregon State University lead the 2019 …
County Master Gardener program diagnoses plant problems, wins award

County Master Gardener program diagnoses plant problems, wins award

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Spokane County Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic and Resource Center has an award-winning program staffed by volunteers to help home gardeners with questions.
WSU webinar will address the future of invasive insects

WSU webinar will address the future of invasive insects

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WSU Extension expert Todd Murray presents “What the Bug is That? New Invasive Insects on the Horizon” webinar Feb. 25 from noon-1 pm.
Northwest scientists defend lentils from root-rotting disease

Northwest scientists defend lentils from root-rotting disease

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Protecting a prized Northwest crop from a costly disease, scientists at Washington State University are seeking defenses against root rot.
Enjoy the sweet life: Become a beekeeper with WSU Snohomish Extension

Enjoy the sweet life: Become a beekeeper with WSU Snohomish Extension

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From urban skyscrapers to backyards in Western Washington, there’s a movement afoot to raise honeybees.
National horse event coming to the Palouse

National horse event coming to the Palouse

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WSU’s Whitman County Extension will co-host the national American Youth Horse Council Symposium in March.
WSU researchers investigating the science behind Cupid’s favorite gifts

WSU researchers investigating the science behind Cupid’s favorite gifts

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Few gifts say Happy Valentine’s Day better than wine and chocolate.  
International visit could help elevate farmers’ incomes

International visit could help elevate farmers’ incomes

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WSU researchers are working to help subsistence farmers in the Dominican Republic increase their harvest so they can sell their produce at market.
Searching for the role of hemoglobin in female reproductive health

Searching for the role of hemoglobin in female reproductive health

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Animal Sciences professor wins $450,000 grant to study newly-discovered type of hemoglobin, which could lead to better in vitro fertilization methods and results.
Healing grain: Scientists develop new wheat that fights celiac disease

Healing grain: Scientists develop new wheat that fights celiac disease

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WSU researchers helped create a new, genetically distinct variety of wheat that’s safer for people with celiac disease.
BIOAg Symposium shows off science of farming and human health

BIOAg Symposium shows off science of farming and human health

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Scientists from around WSU came together to discuss their research projects, many looking at the intersection of agriculture and human health.
Family forest owners can set goals, reduce risks with Extension Coached Planning Course

Family forest owners can set goals, reduce risks with Extension Coached Planning Course

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Is your forest healthy? Can you enhance wildlife habitat and protect your land from wildfire?
Wine Science student partners with brewer to support veterans

Wine Science student partners with brewer to support veterans

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Hollywood action star’s sheep captures WSU expo prize

Hollywood action star’s sheep captures WSU expo prize

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Christ Pratt, star of movies including Guardians of the Galaxy, had a sheep win a blue ribbon at WSU Extension’s recent Country Living Expo and…
Sharing knowledge to improve safety in Northwest dairies

Sharing knowledge to improve safety in Northwest dairies

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Helping ensure worker safety at Northwest dairies, Amber Adams Progar, dairy management specialist at Washington State University, joins experts at the 15th annual Agriculture Safety…
A wealth of genome data means improved crops for vast rose family

A wealth of genome data means improved crops for vast rose family

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Encompassing not only hundreds of rose varieties, but thousands of species of useful, beautiful and edible plants including apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries, and strawberries,…
Generations reunite to celebrate life-changing student dairy co-op

Generations reunite to celebrate life-changing student dairy co-op

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  Three generations of students, instructors and alumni of Washington State University’s Cooperative University Dairy Students, or CUDS, came together on Jan. 26, 2019, to…