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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
Portrait of Tom Collins

WSU researchers part of $7.6 million grant to study impact of smoke on grapes and wine

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are part of a team of west coast university collaborators that received a $7.6 million grant to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes, a project that…
Silvopasture

Virtual Pacific Northwest Agroforestry Workshop is Nov 9-10

Encounter the latest advances and knowledge in agroforestry with partnership workshop.
View of several plots of farmland taken from the air.

WSU releases roadmap for Soil Health Initiative

Statewide Soil Health Initiative releases outline for current challenges and pathways to help maintain healthy soils as an agricultural and environmental resource throughout Washington.
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Shadowloss: Young adults cope with missing out during pandemic

New paper on college students’ experiences with loss during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that, although few directly experienced a close death, everyone lost something that impacted their lives.
A young man in a black shirt holds grapes in front of the WSU Wine Science Center.

‘Raise a Glass, Fund a Scholarship’ program to raise funds for V&E students through December

Buy a case of wine to help WSU students and maybe check one (or more) names off your holiday gift list this year. Now through December, Chateau Ste. Michelle will donate $3 per wine case…
A young man in a blue shirt checks grapevine leaves with a woman in a hat and glasses between bright green vineyard rows.

Research team working to update decades-old vineyard nutrition guidelines, improve grape tissue sampling

Vineyard soils require adequate nutrients for growing healthy grapes, but testing plants for nutrients is a cumbersome, outdated process that takes considerable time and effort. A four-year, $4.75 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) USDA-NIFA…
Blemished pumpkin

Tracking a bacterial culprit in the case of the warty pumpkin

Bacteria-caused blemishes open the door to infections that rot this bright, seasonal fruit
Forestry field visit

New WSU podcast shares insights for healthy, safe forests

Forest Overstory podcast is an informal avenue for woodland education.
Posed photo of David Treuer

Modern Native America and environmental justice focus of free lecture Oct. 21

Best-selling author David Treuer will present “Modern Native America and Environmental Justice: Changing the Narrative of Our American Moment” as part of the Lane Lecture Series.
Green hemp plants in a field.

$10 million grant to study hemp market in western U.S.

WSU scientists will study different hemp varieties and do chemical analysis of them as part of a new $10 million USDA grant.
Remote work typing

WSU Extension, AWB launch program preparing Washingtonians for remote work

New course equips rural residents with skills for post-pandemic economy
A combine harvests a wheat field.

WSU awarded $10 million to increase nutrition in food crops

WSU's Soil to Society project recently received a five-year, $10 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Blue and red colorization of coronaviruses under a microscope

New research aims to create Trojan Virus that can destroy viruses after infection

WSU researcher s working on a completely new way to fight viral infections thanks to grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Woman in lab coat writes notes while looking at beakers in a messy lab.

Food Science donations help students, school upgrade

This summer, the Puget Sound Institute of Food Technologists donated $100,000 to the WSU School of Food Science while also providing another $50,000 in student scholarships.
A family stands in a pumpkin patch looking at pumpkins.

Pick a pumpkin at WSU organic farm

Pick your own pumpkins at the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm this year. U-pick pumpkin sales are Oct. 1, 2, 8, & 9 at the WSU organic farm. The farm will host U-Pick pumpkin times over two…
AgForestry class

AgForestry leaders-in-training to start 43rd journey at WSU

Professionals in agriculture, forestry, and natural resources begin two-year journey of leadership, learning
Rotten apple

Scientists seek better ways to keep organic fruit fresh, safe from rot, foodborne pathogens

Team seeks safe, organic-friendly ways to defeat diseases, foodborne pathogens
A young brunette woman in a black vest poses in front of a rack of wine with a bottle of wine.

Freshman year switch to plant science leads to Wine Spectator Student of the Year honor

Megan Meharg came to Washington State University with plans to become a veterinarian. In a freshman class that explored both animal and plant science, she realized she wanted to switch sides. “I had planned a…
Air pollution in Delhi, India

Scientists connect health impacts from changing climate, air quality, agricultural activities through systems approach

Air pollution obscures India's capital city of Delhi. Examining South Asia in particular, a team of researchers has proposed a new approach to understanding and mitigate health impacts from the interlinked factors of climate, air…
A group of students in orange safety vests pose on a white pickup with stacks of grapes.

Students explore modern agriculture tech with new WSU IAREC internship

PROSSER, Wash. – Six students from two Hispanic-serving institutions in Yakima Valley explored careers in agriculture research through a new summer internship program at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC). Hispanic-serving…
A man in the background waters pots full of colorful flowers. Hundreds of colorful flowers dominate the photo.

Horticulture Club back in business

The WSU Horticulture Club staved off bankruptcy during the pandemic thanks to advisors, but the club is rebooting this fall with new students and plant sales.
Forest trees burned in a smoky forest fire

Webinar helps eastern Washington forest owners learn how to recover from wildfire

Extension Foresters host the Road to Recovery Post-Fire Information Webinar, Sept. 15.