November 13, 2013
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Compost produced from urban food and yard waste could be “black gold” to farmers wanting to increase their yields and profits while improving soil and water quality. WSU Extension in Snohomish County is exploring how urbanization, long considered a threat to local agriculture, might actually help farmers keep up with demand for local food while recovering a valuable resource from our urban waste stream. Read more »
October 21, 2013
October marks the peak of wild mushroom picking in the Northwest, and a Washington State University plant pathologist nicknamed the “mushroom queen” is just the person you’d want in tow. She can keep you from getting lost in the woods and from eating a mushroom that tastes bad – or worse, one that will make you sick. Read more »
October 15, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. – Rich Koenig, associate dean for the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and director of WSU Extension, has been honored as one of 14 soil scientists in the U.S. to be named as a 2013 Fellow for the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Read more »
October 15, 2013
PROSSER, Wash.– Although the calendar said September, the stormy weather at the end of last month looked more like November or December. Read more »
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I know we are still only in Advent. But at this point in December, my mind starts to turn toward Christmas. It just can’t be helped, especially in light of all the ads featuring Santa.
Christmas is about tradition: traditional foods, traditional songs, traditional church services. For a few geeks, Christmas is also an ideal time to get in a little bit of scientific research. What could be better than to combine some of the traditional activities of the season with the chance to learn a bit more about the natural world? Read more »
My, aren’t we casual? Be the one who can identify the shirtless gentleman, and bring him lots of fame! Who would have thought that this picture would surface after all these years! And what year is it? What is he doing with that surveyor’s instrument?
And let’s not neglect the woman on the lawn. Although we can’t see her face, she looks hard at work, so she deserves some recognition as well.
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