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Extreme close-up of a black wasp with its rear end against the surface of a blueberry.

Natural enemy of invasive, berry-eating fly found in U.S.

WSU researchers confirmed the first discovery of a new wasp in the U.S. that is a natural enemy of the spotted-wing drosophila, a harmful invasive pest.
Walsh, holding a large burlap sack of hops, in a sack-filled workroom.

Grant aims for better hops, better beer

WSU is leading a new four-year, $4.8 million grant to advance hops and help hop growers make better beer.
Pile of bright pink sweetpotatoes on brown dirt.

Sweetpotatoes can be grown in Pacific Northwest

Sweetpotatoes are typically grown in the warmer southern states, but WSU researchers are trying to see if they can be grown in Washington.
A man holds a plastic bag in an orchard. He's applying gray dust to the ground by hand.

New WSU report charts biochar path

A team lead by WSU published a roadmap for the future development of the biochar industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Portrait photo of Holly Henning outdoors

New distinguished professor aims to improve CAHNRS student learning experience

Holly Henning is the inaugural Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning, will start Faculty Fellows program.
Cole Baerlocher

Aspiring WSU agricultural educator is new FFA National President

1st Washingtonian, passionate Coug will represent more than 700,000 FFA members.
Cosmic Crisp(R) Mother Tree

‘Gorgeous’ 2021 crop of WSU’s Cosmic Crisp® apples will hit stores early

Third harvest of WSU's Cosmic Crisp® apple reaches stores well before Apple Cup
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