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WSU’s On Solid Ground- The Crimson Spoon, Stormwater Solutions, Natural Insecticides

The Crimson Spoon “You have what it takes.” These prophetic words were once spoken by a Swiss master chef to Jamie Callison when he was…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- Monarchs, Lentils, AutoAg

Monarchs Take Flight When a young girl named Rosie found a Monarch butterfly resting on the garage door of her house in Bolinas, California, last…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- Safer Seafood, Chile, Spuds

Keeping Seafood Safe Ellen Preece wants to know if microcystins, liver-damaging toxins produced by algal blooms in freshwater lakes, accumulate in Puget Sound seafood. She’s…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- 4-H Robotics, Wasps

4-H Robotics Teams Build Successful Futures Communication. Cooperation. Teamwork. These are not words that 9- and 10-year-olds frequently use without prompting, but at the Clarkston…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- The Art of Managing Bees, Refining Renewable Gas

The Art of Managing Native Pollinators Square plastic sheets of black, white, red, and blue decorate a farm field in Walla Walla County’s Touchet Valley.…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- Local Greens and Dairy Quiz Bowl

Banking on Local Greens It’s the frustration of every gardener in the Inland Northwest and other northern parts of the country: You plant lettuce as…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- Greek Yogurt Cake, Potato Field Day, Apple 38

Food Science Students Develop Prize-Winning Delectables “Aphrodite’s Treats” and “S.P. Stuffed Puffs” were the top two favorites among the nation’s most innovative new food ingredient…

WSU’s On Solid Ground- Genome Research, Cherries, Canola

Fruit Genome Research Unlocks Produce Mysteries Anyone who has bought a hard pear at the supermarket can probably attest to the fruit’s unpredictable ripening process.…

WSU’s On Solid Ground-Mighty Mites, Quinoa, Field Day

The Good Mite Fight Dealing with mites in orchards is tricky business. Some of these tiny arthropods—barely, or not even visible to the human eye—suck…

WSU’s On Solid Ground-Saving Bees, Nicaragua, Better Barley

Saving Honey Bees Honey bees face a lot of challenges, according to Steve Sheppard, professor of entomology at WSU. Invasive mites can sap a brood’s…
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