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Using satellite images to measure impact of longer growing season

WSU researchers will use a new grant from NASA to scour more than 20 years of imagery and learn whether the farming technique of double cropping is increasing in the state.
Green rows of grapevines fill the scene before a blue lake and blue mountains in the distance.

WSU students demonstrate how terrain affects wine taste with new Rieslings

Over 300 acres of vineyard are found along the shores of Lake Chelan, Wash. PROSSER, Wash. – Small changes in vineyard location and geography can impact the flavor of wine. To test this, three Washington…
Portrait shot of Aichatou Waziri

Fellowship perfect fit for plant breeding student

WSU grad student Aichatou Waziri wants to make healthier food through plant breeding, and a new Fellowship will help her on her career path.
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Champion of rural Washington broadband access retires

Monica Babine, who worked more than 20 years to connect citizens and policymakers and make rural broadband a reality, retires today. Throughout her career, Babine, senior associate and leader of WSU’s Program for Digital Initiatives,…
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Fall hybrid short course helps NE Washington landowners plan and protect their forests

Learn how to plan for the future of your forest at an Extension Forestry shortcourse.
Grapevines are centered before a hill covered in wildfire from a distance.

Wine scientists running studies to combat smoke exposure

As wildfire season scorches the Pacific Northwest, Washington State University researchers are working to find new ways to mitigate wine grape smoke exposure. Projects include installing air quality sensors at vineyards, laboratory experiments where grapes…
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Gen Z willing to rent clothes to reduce waste

Gen Z adults want to reduce overconsumption and are interested in and willing to use apparel rental services to help that reduction.
Strawberries on plastic mulch.

Freeing organic farmers from plastic pollution

WSU scientists join national effort to build a better, more sustainable mulch
A man in a grey shirt and wide brimmed hat prepares a smoking device draped in a black cloth.

WSU assistant professor to lead American Society for Enology & Viticulture

WSU assistant professor Dr. Tom Collins has been confirmed as president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) for 2021 – 2022. ASEV is a professional society dedicated to the interests of viticulturists,…
Six men stand in an orchard looking at a drone, which is held by one of the six men.

WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture

WSU will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence solutions to tackle agriculture challenges related to labor, water, weather, and climate change.
Burned grove

Wildfire claims WSU Lind Station’s international collection of pine trees

45-year-old trees, source of knowledge, seeds, burns in June wildfire
Red apple on tire swing

WSU’s Cosmic Crisp® apple wins healthy snack nod from Good Housekeeping

WSU-bred apple earns nod from consumer testers for taste, crisp bite
Closeup of a purple ice cream in a cone.

WSU gets fourth win in ice cream competition

The Department of Animal Sciences claims the Big Scoop, an annual competition between university ice creams.
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Real-time stress detection devices could help fight alcohol relapses

Wearable devices can detect people’s stress in real-time, opening potential new interventions for people with addictions.
Take-PART Teens with poster

Teens take the lead in preventing rural opioid addiction, with help from WSU mentors

Research project engages teens as agents of change in opioid epidemic

Scientist to testify to U.S. legislators on salmon-killing tire chemical

Scientist testifies virtually on research into chemical culprit in coho die-off
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Plant scientist Doreen Main reprises role as WSU Horticulture interim chair

Professor Main to lead research, teaching that improves urban landscapes, valuable crops
Jack Rogers with specimen books

Remembering Jack Rogers, Regents Professor and mycology mentor at WSU for six decades

Passionate educator leaves behind a legacy in study, teaching of fungi
Phone app in orchard

Thermal sensors could save apples from sunburn, conserve water, energy

WSU scientists test a sensor-driven approach to prevent apple sunburn, conserve resources
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Study on Cape Town drought asks whether large water users conserved their fair share

Researchers found that before the years-long drought in Cape Town, South Africa, wealthier people used more water. The city reduced use during the drought and water distribution became more equal.
Phoebe Unger

WSU FFAR Fellow Phoebe Unger explores how nano, hyperspectral tech could make food, dairy products safer

Doctoral student's research path gets a boost from foundation award
A woman snacks in front of a laptop sipping soda from a wine glass with a curly straw and eats chips, waffles, and skittles.

Bored eaters snacked more during the pandemic, WSU study finds

Researchers at Washington State University found that people who ate more due to boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic snacked more often, instead of waiting to feel full or hungry. WSU researchers are studying the connection…
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New insight into photosynthesis could help grow more resilient plants

New research helps add to our knowledge of how plants store energy. This could lead to plants better adapted to a warming climate.
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New recruiter to help WSU college students find resources for success

Elizabeth Perez takes over as the Director of Recruitment and Retention for CAHNRS.
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Animal alert: Protect livestock, pets during heat wave, WSU experts warn

Livestock and pets are at risk from extreme heat, WSU Extension experts warn. Plan to protect them.
After a prescribed fire

July 14: Extension Forestry webinar examines ecology of wildfire

Forest plants grow after a prescribed fire, which can reduce understory fuels and prevent more damaging wildfires. WSU experts and partners will lead an upcoming webinar on fire ecology. WSU Extension Foresters will help eastern…
A fly that looks like a bee crawls on a purple flower.

Bee-impersonating flies show pollinator potential

New WSU research finds that a tiny bee imposter, the syrphid fly, may be a big help to some gardens and farms in Western Washington.
A brunette in a blue tye dye shirt and another teen in plaid host a booth at the Yakima fairgrounds with water bottles for health outreach.

Washington 4-H teens to assist with COVID-19 vaccine outreach

YAKIMA, Wash. – WSU Pharmacy students, 4-H teens, and adult mentors in Yakima, Benton, and Franklin Counties will be educating their communities about COVID-19 vaccines thanks to dual grants. Funded through All in Washington’s Vaccine…
A brunette woman in orange sunglasses with a white sweater holds a bright orange farm tool in a vineyard against a blue sky.

WSU students awarded scholarships for work in viticulture

Four WSU students received $2,500 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). Gagnier uses a tube device for deep soil samples, to see how deep parasitic nematodes…
MANRRS members

Scholarships, connections help WSU minority students become leaders in agriculture

WSU students are helping change the face of agriculture through involvement in MANRRS.
A group of people touch glasses of champaign together in a circle.

Young adults’ alcohol use increases when casually dating

When young adults are more interested in socializing and casually dating, they tend to drink more alcohol, according to a new paper led by a Washington State University professor. On the other hand, scientists found…
Two hands hold dark purple wine grapes with white ooze indicating a mealy bug infection.

Disrupting mealybug mating may help protect vineyards from grapevine leafroll disease

Prosser, WA – The grape mealybug has plagued Washington wine grape growers for decades. Researchers at Washington State University are launching a study with synthetic sex pheromones to disrupt mealybug mating—and, hopefully, the damage mealybugs…
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Consumers will pay more for ready‑to‑eat meals made with fewer ingredients

Consumers care about the technology and ingredients used in microwavable dinners will pay more for ready‑to‑eat meals showing few ingredients.
Crop tour

Weed scientist known for helping others is new WSU Crop and Soil Science chair

Solving problems and helping people is what led Drew Lyon into his career. This Washington State University weed scientist also loves figuring out how plants work. Drew Lyon points out the differences between similar weeds…
A brunette woman in a black jacket stands in front of a vineyard.

WSU student lands FFAR Fellowship to support viticulture research, professional development

Horticulture doctoral candidate Alexa McDaniel has been awarded a Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellowship, which will support her growth as a leader and professional, while fostering the connection between WSU and the…
Potato field day

June 24: WSU researchers to lead Non-Traditional Potato Field Day

Modifying their traditional field day, WSU potato researchers will safely share 2021 seed trial results.
Dayton field trials

Learn about promising wheat and barley varieties when WSU crop tours return

WSU scientists will host modified crop tours this June and July
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Vicki McCracken honored as WSU Faculty Woman of Distinction

Lauded for her role as a teacher, advisor, mentor, and leader over her decades-long career at WSU, Vicki McCracken was named Faculty Woman of Distinction for the 2021 academic year. Out of nearly 100 nominations,…
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New assistant dean determined to assist underrepresented groups

Luz Maria Gordillo is CAHNRS' new Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
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Fungus fights mites that harm honey bees

A new fungus strain bred by WSU researchers could provide a chemical-free method for eradicating mites that kill honey bees.
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Koenig named CAHNRS interim dean

Rich Koenig has been named interim dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, effective July 1, following an open, internal search.
Purple grapes hang from a green vine on a sunny day in a Washington vineyard.

Wild Washington yeast may hold key to reducing sugar content in wine

Creating wine is a balancing act between the quality of harvested grapes and the types of microorganisms that ferment grape juice. Too much sugar during the fermentation process means too much alcohol in the final…

Rachael Ray Show to feature Cougar Gold cheese, WSU students

Cougar Gold cheese, and the students who make it, are featured on The Rachael Ray Show.
Wildfire near Grand Coulee Dam

WSU foresters urge readiness for a dry, early wildfire season

Abnormally dry spring heralds an early start to fire season; WSU foresters explore the legacy of fire
Forest trimming and thinning

Plan, act to protect your home from wildland fire

Extension experts say it's never too late to take steps to protect your home and forests.
A young boy in a yellow shirt and jeans feeds a grey and white goat through a wood fence.

WSU project aims to support rural youth experiencing COVID stress

Kits with supplies like stress balls, fidgets, and noise cancelling headphones will be sent to 600 young people in rural Washington to use when they are stressed during remote learning. A survey commissioned by the…
Zhihua Jiang

Animal scientist Zhihua Jiang receives Fulbright Scholar Award to develop new genome-to-phenome concepts in Australia

Genome biologist will conduct advanced research through Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
Abby Griffith holds a cane standing in front of trees and a brick building.

2021 graduate working to improve life for people with disabilities

New WSU Vancouver graduate Abby Griffith testified before two state legislative committees this spring about the importance of public transportation for people with disabilities.
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Petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills of stressed college students

New WSU research finds programs exclusively focused on petting therapy dogs improved stressed-out students’ thinking and planning skills.
A young man in a black mask stands holding a bouquet in front of four women wearing black masks and patterned clothing of black, white, red and blue.

WSU student honors lost friends through fashion

Tragedy changed the path of Jansen Garside, taking him from uncertainty to his true creative calling. A 2021 graduate of Washington State University’s Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles, Garside chose a career in…
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Scientists follow bees to study colony survival

WSU researchers and partners join the journey of pollination to get a clearer picture of colony health.
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Shining bright: CAHNRS announces 2021 faculty/staff award winners

11 individuals and 1 team of 14 are the CAHNRS 2021 Faculty and Staff Award winners for their exceptional contributions to research, teaching, and Extension.

New Monarch butterfly breeding pattern inspires hope

A large number of Monarch butterflies was found breeding in California this winter, giving one researcher hope for their continued survival in the Western U.S.
A black woman in a greenhouse reaches up her gloved hands to touch leaves on a plant.

Grant expands relationships and access to hands-on science experiences

A new grant will allow undergraduate students from WSU and partner institutions in eastern Washington and norther Idaho to get real-world agricultural research experience.
Kevin Zobrist Forestry

Supporting sustainable forests for generations, Kevin Zobrist is 2021 Forester of the Year

2021 Washington Forester of the Year helps generations care for and protect Puget Sound woodlands.
Agricultural engineer working in a large plastic greenhouse.

May 4: ‘Superplant’ seminar marks growing WSU-Germany research collaboration

Plant scientists launch a new research collaboration: virtual talks about advances that help feed the world.
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New director for key WSU weather service

WSU's Lav Khot is the new interim director of AgWeatherNet, which provides weather data and weather-related support tools to improve agricultural production, efficiency, and profitability.

WSU offering new wildland firefighter course

WSU undergraduates will learn how to dig fire lines, understand fire behavior, and safely work around fire engines in the forest environment.
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New grant to explore causes of endometriosis and potential therapies

WSU-led research team will study the cause and treatments for endometriosis, a cause of severe chronic pain, using a $2.3 million NIH grant.
Carolyn Ross

Food sensory scientist Carolyn Ross earns Sahlin Excellence Award for instruction

Award-winning instructor prepares students to address real challenges, be strong teammates.
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National awards honor Extension Forestry team’s online education efforts

Gold, silver awards for innovative field webinars, Forester's notes

University students create new wine for auction to benefit WSU Viticulture & Enology

An exclusive wine created by seniors of the WSU wine science program will be available for purchase at this month’s Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction for wine traders, April 19 and 20. Currently…
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Washington State University Extension to provide prediabetes risk screening in SW WA

WSU Extension helps Washington residents learn if they are at risk for diabetes in April screenings.
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Award will help study and fight soil compaction

WSU scientists Haly Neely leads soil compaction study using funds from prestigious New Innovator Award she won.
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WSU student envisions a future of life on Mars in senior fashion showcase

High fashion often looks out of this world. WSU senior Brandon Dunbar is designing pieces to be worn on another planet. Dunbar’s style has echoes of sci-fi and cyberpunk, with sharp lines, futuristic shapes, and…
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Zeitgeist in fashion: Virtual WSU Fashion Show explores moods, challenges of 2021

Apparel design students present 2021 WSU Fashion Show by video.
Cavario Cellars is spelled in gold lettering over blue mountains on this close up of a red wine bottle next to a wine glass.

First gen WSU wine alumnus creates new Petit Verdot

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - At 31 years old, WSU Viticulture & Enology alumnus Noel Perez (‘20) recently created and launched a 2016 Petit Verdot under his own label, Calvario Cellars. WSU alumnus Noel Perez recently…
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WSU potato scientist champions research, student learning as U.S. association president

WSU scientist supports future of industry as Potato Association of America president.
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‘Shocking, yet unsurprising’

Two WSU scientists have chronicled escalating discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans during the global pandemic, but the recent slayings in Atlanta still came as a horrifying shock.
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Study finds foster youth lack critical financial skills

Youth in foster care often need more help in financial areas, like job searching or opening bank accounts, according to a new WSU study.
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Statewide project underway to assess public perception of the Washington State Patrol

If you live in Washington and have been in contact with a member of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in the last two years, you might be invited to participate in a survey designed to…
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Prestigious national prize for WSU scientist

WSU microbiologist John Peters co-authored a paper that has won the prestigious Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Extension Foresters: Start preparing now for wildfire season with Zoom education

Now is the last chance before insect outbreaks to prepare for fire season.

Citizen scientists can help study, halt die-off of Pacific Northwest’s redcedars

Citizens can help trace the worrying die-off of an iconic forest tree.
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Extension partnership’s remote worker certification prepares rural job seekers for workplace of the future

Online course to provide unemployed, underemployed workers with skills for success.
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Northwest Farm Credit Services donates $2M to support WSU research and students

Several WSU programs will benefit from a recent $2 million donation by Northwest Farm Credit Services to the university.
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WSU women reflect on academic accomplishments, challenges to overcome

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women. It is a moment to look back on the strides that women have made in achieving gender parity and equality, and a look…
Wine science students work in a lab; two students have white coats while one has a blue coat and wears a WSU ball cap.

New scholarship endowment to support minority and under-represented students in Viticulture and Enology

A three-way partnership between Woodinville Wine Country, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and DeLille Cellars will aim to recruit students from diverse backgrounds for WSU’s wine science program. As racial justice protests erupted across the country last…
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21 CAHNRS faculty members advance through 2021 tenure, promotion

21 faculty members advance careers in research, outreach, and education in 2021.
Colorful red bundles of quinoa seeds stand out on tall green plants in a field.

Grant aims to improve nutrition in quinoa from the ground up

WSU received a grant allowing researchers to study the nutritional value of quinoa at every level, from the soil through nutrient benefits to people.
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New treatment unlocks potential for baking raspberries

WSU scientists have found a way to treat raspberries before they’re frozen so they maintain their structure when thawed and used in baked products.

New industry-supported professor works to improve tree fruit productivity, stress defense

Lee Kalcsits is the new WSU Endowed Chair for Tree Fruit Environmental Physiology and Management.
Dairy calf

WSU-led research examines how we perceive, trust new technologies

Scientists study the interactions that affect acceptance of a new technology used for animal welfare: gene editing.
A man in an orange rain jacket and woman in a blue rain jacket looks at a laminated paper with pictures of sea life on it. A beach and open water is in the background.

Training course for those interested in beach stewardship, research, education

WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Beach Watcher program hosts their 12-week volunteer training course starting March 10.

Journeys of change: CAHNRS scholars reflect on Black History Month, inspirations

Scholars reflect on their personal, historic inspirations as they make their mark
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Food safety researcher elected to National Academy of Engineering

WSU Regents Professor and Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering Juming Tang earns "highest achievement an engineer can get in the United States."
A bee lands on a pink and white apple blossom in an orchard.

New leader to expand WSU’s decision system for fruit, potato growers

David Crowder expands his role as interim director, helping growers plan for success.

Gardening with Native Plants book inspires perennial passions

From sourdough to home-improvement projects, the coronavirus pandemic has inspired a renaissance in creativity.

Feb. 17: Nutritionist shares feeding habits of vital ocean predators in Halver Lecture

Speaker blends enthusiasm for research, role in keeping important animals fed and healthy
A drone flys low over a grassy field near a woman holding a small remote control.

Eyes in the sky help make streamside ecosystems more sustainable

WSU researchers are using satellites and drones to help local conservationists monitor areas near rivers and streams to help improve agricultural sustainability.
A young man takes a sample of chardonnay wine while standing on a ladder in front of barrels.

WSU Viticulture & Enology alumnus continues studies in France and Spain

Jake Lazar is not letting the COVID-19 pandemic interfere with plans to continue his winemaking education overseas. The 2019 WSU Viticulture & Enology graduate had envisioned a master’s program at the L'institut Agro in Montpellier,…

WSU partners with Netherlands, Washington growers to improve orchard robotics, automation

A delegation led by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission visits the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2019. The Commission leads a new, collaborative effort between researchers and…
A woman with a clipboard in a lab coat monitors equipment.

Cider production problems might be solved with nutrients for yeast

Washington State University researchers are working to develop a nutrient formula for yeast that could make fermentation easier and more predictable for cider-makers. “Cider apples don’t have as many nutrients for yeast, unlike grapes,” said…
A stand of snow-covered evergreen trees.

Feb. 27: Online WSU Forestry Winter School uses off-season for education

The 2021 Washington Forest Owners’ Online Winter School will allow Washington wooded property owners to build skills that will help them care for their land and trees.
Close up of green wheat plants with a rolling mountain in the background.

Feb. 8-11: Using data to make real-world decisions workshops

The WSU Farmers Network hosts the workshop series Decision Making Using On-farm Data live on Zoom.
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Jill McCluskey named editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Regents professor will share innovative, high-quality scholarship as newest editor
Nancy Kercheval and Ruth Wylie tour headhouse

WSU names new Mount Vernon headhouse for Ruth Wylie, groundbreaking alumna

New facility at WSU Mount Vernon named for pioneering WSU alumna, built with help from daughter
A man almost wraps his arms around a bundle of grass that is twice his height.

Fields of Breeders’ Dreams: A Team Effort Toward Targeted Crop Improvements

A WSU researcher is part of a large team that announced the genome sequence for switchgrass, a major bioenergy crop.
A woman monitors scientific equipment while wearing a white lab coat.

Wild Washington yeast strains might be beneficial for winemakers

Researchers at Washington State University’s School of Food Science are analyzing hundreds of non-Saccharomyces yeasts taken from vineyards all over Washington state, to determine what strains are most beneficial for fermentation. “These non-saccharomyces yeasts influence…

William Pan, collaborative soil scientist and mentor, looks back on 36 years at WSU

Soil scientist and mentor William Pan retires after three decades of research, leadership

Demand grows for WSU graduates in agriculture, sustainability

WSU students developing skills in agriculture can look forward to strong career prospects
Two raspberries are in focus as they hang on the vine, other raspberries are out of focus in the background.

Teamwork closes a loop to help farmers and consumers

WSU assembled a team of scientists to study how berry growers in Whatcom County can put dairy farm waste to use in their fields.
Close up of green wheat plants with a rolling mountain in the background.

Jan 11-14: Soil Health: Measuring and Managing

The WSU Farmers Network hosts a Soil Health webinar series, Jan. 11-14 via Zoom.
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Participants invited to help launch new Western Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture initiative

Help launch a multi-state effort supporting new and better ways to grow and market food in homes, urban communities.
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Jan. 22: Online Family Foresters Workshop shares technology, skills for forest professionals

Family forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest.
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Career transition for researcher focused on life changes

Matthew Bumpus takes over as chair of WSU’s Department of Human Development on January 1.

A decade-long, globe-trotting search for a better Christmas tree

Plant Pathologist Gary Chastagner studies promising varieties to solve a deadly disease challenge
Pinot noir grapes photographed against a white background with small bunches of discolored fruit.

WSU researchers studying spread of red blotch virus in vineyards

RICHLAND, Wa. – Grapevine red blotch disease spreads through vineyards and blotches leaves, shrinking wine and juice grape harvests. Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the…

WSU-developed field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

Achour Amiri devised a way for growers to use a low-cost, portable test to spot diseases early.

New Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Duckworth

Teaching underserved high school students sparked a passion that brought Jennifer Duckworth to the Evergreen State
Wood wine barrels are packed together in a wine cellar.

WSU researchers discover new methods to fight invasive yeast in red winemaking

New WSU research revealed better techniques to fight a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that has frustrated winemakers for decades.

Tire-related chemical largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams

WSU, UW team finds runoff chemical culprit to mortality in salmon streams
3 garlic bulbs on a table with two white bags next to them. The bags have a sticker with the words Healthy food for healthy generations! Inchelium Red Garlic Grab, Go & Grow on them.

Bringing back a tasty old friend

WSU Extension is working to revitalize native Inchelium Red garlic, the oldest strain of garlic grown in North America.
A large wheeled irrigation system in a field

WSU launches water management survey in Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, Yakima basins

WSU scientists and collaborators will survey owners of irrigated farms this winter in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and Yakima river basins.
Murray, standing outside on tree-lined walk, with arms crossed.

New endowed chair role helps longtime Extension scientist support better pest control

Todd Murray has been named the Norman Ehmann Endowed Chair in Urban Pest Management, where he'll do research and educate the urban pest management industry in the Pacific Northwest.
Front view of new building

WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative agricultural research

State-of-the-art research hub virtually dedicated through commemorative video.
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Company’s donation of industry-leading software to help students design their futures

Starting next semester, AMDT students will have access to a widely used product lifecycle management software in the retail, fashion, footwear, and apparel industries.
A young boy reaches for fruit on a supermarket stand while wearing a mask.

Study measures food insecurity in Washington families

According to the first Washington State Food Security Survey, 30% of Washington households have experienced food insecurity since the implementation of the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in March. Of those households, 59% had…
Lisa DeVetter, in field.

WSU, Oregon State research team helps modernize blueberry pollination

To help grow $800M crop, team studies ways to improve bee pollination.
Karen Lewis

Extension Specialist Karen Lewis named director of WSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

As ANR Program Unit director, Karen Lewis will support a broad range of Washington industries and endeavors.
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Washington State Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Agriculture Show Celebrates 10 Years

The annual Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show is being held online this year from Dec. 1-4.
A large, greenish salmon swims upstream with its mouth open.

Virtual Kitsap Salmon Tours on tap this month

Find self-guided viewing sites, salmon webinars, story times, bingo, and much more in this month's virtual Kitsap Salmon Tours.
Trio examines potato plants in the field.

WSU seeks first Endowed Chair in Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems

WSU launches search for scientist to study healthier, more sustainable and productive soils for potatoes.
Colorful coral gardens with brightly colored fish

WSU scientists discover new, simple way to classify marine biomes

Approach shines light on how marine biomes are defined and changed by nature and humans
Portrait photo of Bidisha Mandal

ACA results in fewer low-income uninsured, but non-urgent ER visits haven’t changed

There's been a large reduction in uninsured low-income, rural residents in the last 10 years, but the likelihood of repeated visits to ERs for non-urgent reasons hasn't decreased.
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New leadership for prestigious WSU protein biotech training program

A unique partnership between WSU and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will have new leadership, starting in January. John Peters, director of WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry (IBC), will take the reins of WSU’s…
Course participants look on in an in-woods visit, as an instructor shows a trunk section.

Southwest WA forest owners can protect land’s health, value with online WSU Coached Planning Course

Foresters will help SW Washington owners protect, gain value from their lands
Asian citizens walking in protective medical masks in the street during coronavirus epidemic

Discrimination increases against Asian and Asian American population, affecting health

New WSU research finds increase of racial discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., coinciding with an increase in negative health symptoms.
Adult salmon swimming upstream in small creek with waterfall.

WSU’s E3 collaboration pairs students with community-changing projects

Students help Washington communities improve wellbeing through WSU's new Extension, Engagement, and Education (E3) collaboration
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WSU nutrition education classes go online to keep families healthy

COVID-19 has made it harder for people to meet and learn in person, including Washington parents and caregivers who need help ensuring their families have food to eat.
Close up of a pennycress flower

WSU research helps turn pennycress from a weed to bioenergy seed crop

Team takes a close look at genetics, physiology to develop improved, alternative crop.
Rows of leafy green grapevines shrouded in mist.

WSU to study Washington wine grapes exposed to wildfires

RICHLAND, Wash. - Hazy, smoke-filled skies across the West this fall made grape growers nervous, but Washington State University grape and wine chemistry researcher Tom Collins is working to minimize the effects of smoke exposure…
Corn stalks and waste, lying in the field.

Pilot project turns corn husks, stalks, leaves into jet fuel

WSU scientist joins national research team turning corn waste to sustainable fuel.
Young, small trees growing side-by-side attached to a trellis system.

Planting trees at the new WSU Horticulture Center

New trees have finally been planted at WSU's new Horticulture Center, replacing the old Tukey Orchard, that will serve as a hands-on, outdoor classroom.
Woman's hands using laptop, close up view.

WSU Extension joins partnership to make digital skills training accessible

WSU Extension partners with Wenatchee-based tech organization to give rural job seekers new skills.
Formal portrait of an elderly couple.

Longtime alumni bestow Distinguished Professorship gift

Alex and Beth Swantz established a distinguished professorship that will be used to improve teaching and learning for current WSU students.

Scientists study babies’ emotions to understand origins of risky behavior, depression

Washington State University researchers are launching a four-year study of babies’ emotional reactions and responses, seeking a greater understanding of how humans develop safe and unsafe behaviors. Funded by $602,043 grant from the National Science…
Sunrise with morning mist over scenic vineyard.

Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research funds new WSU wine research

Viticulture researchers at Washington State University will tackle vineyard and winery challenges, including red blotch virus, heat stress, and wine faults, with support from the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research (NCSFR). The Center will…
One person sits in a chair at a table wearing a mask. Another person places pumpkins on the table. The background is a pumpkin patch.

Schedule time for U-pick pumpkins at WSU organic farm

Schedule a time to pick your own pumpkins at the WSU Eggert Family Orgnanic Farm.
Half empty grocery store shelves.

Men less likely to see food as national security issue amid pandemic, study finds

A Washington State University researcher has found that, on average, men not only showed less empathy toward temporary agricultural laborers, also known as H-2A guest workers, but were also less likely to see food supply…
A blue tarp covers a small part of a large grassy area. A dark brown section of grass is right next to the tarp. In the background is a large tank, with hoses running from the tank to the tarp.

Steam cleaning the Port of Tacoma to eradicate invasive snail

WSU Extension is working with the Port of Tacoma and the WSDA to eradicate the invasive Mediterranean vineyard snail using steam.
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Cross-college partnership to help rural Washington families prevent opioid addiction

Researchers at Washington State University will help rural families and communities prevent opioid addiction through training and education, in a new project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two-year project is led by…
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New $7M USDA grant expands WSU farmer suicide prevention program

WSU Extension will lead a 13-state farmer suicide prevention program thanks to a $7 million USDA-NIFA grant.
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Concerned about Climate Change? Become a WSU Sustainable Community Steward

WSU Snohomish County Extension hosts their Sustainable Community Steward (SCS) fall training series starting Oct. 2.
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WSU’s drive-in Wi-Fi team earns inaugural FCC digital access award

WSU-initiated partnership helped create drive-up broadband access at hundreds of locations
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Digital AgAthon encourages students to bridge areas of expertise

New event has WSU students competing in multi-disciplinary teams to work on major agriculture issues using large data sets.
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Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

WSU researchers have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet could spread and find ideal habitat, in the U.S. and globally.
3 kids in masks stand at a table with paint brushes in their hands.

Sneeze art displayed on hospital walls

The WSU Children’s Center is working with Pullman Regional Hospital on a series of art projects that talk and teach about healthy actions.
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Major grant helps grape growers better manage nutrients

New grant will allow study of hard-to-detect nutrient surpluses or deficiencies quickly, so that grape growers can make faster and better management decisions.
Murray stands in a wheat field holding a black and white wedding photo of his grandparents.

WSU receives $3 million for endowment to bolster food security

WSU announces $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology.
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Revealing the diversity of genes behind better alfalfa hay

Completing new research, WSU scientists identified genetic markers and parent varieties that could boost the quality of alfalfa hay.
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Privatized prisons lead to more inmates, longer sentences, study finds

When states turn to private prisons, the number of criminals incarcerated rises and the length of sentences increases.
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WSU Snohomish County Extension holds Oil Spill Awareness and Response Support Training

WSU Snohomish County Extension launches a new program to train volunteers in best practices for oil spill response and cleanup.
A mister sprays water into a green vineyard canopy with blue sky and clouds overhead.

WSU resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in wine grape quality. WSU researchers are studying the effects of heat, and developing an electronic, open-source cooling system to protect plants and…
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Sept. 11: Ruckelshaus Center to host former EPA administrators at virtual Circle Luncheon

Former EPA Administrators, celebration of late founder featured at 10th annual Circle Luncheon
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‘Biggest holes in the system’: Very rural elders receive fewest services

WSU researcher finds older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in health, nutrition and transportation.
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Research award: Styrofoam-eating mealworms could be safe for dinner

Master's student Brenden Campbell earns award for research into larvae's waste-eating ability.
A large quarter slice of pink watermelon.

Grafting watermelon prevents disease, WSU study shows

A new study from Washington State University’s Department of Horticulture found that splice grafting helps watermelons resist disease. For more than 10 years, watermelon growers in Washington’s Columbia Basin have been struggling with a disease…
Tree branches bearing large numbers of small, red as well as pale cherries.

Task force seeks new defenses against resurgent, cherry-devastating disease

Cherry trees infected with Little Cherry Disease bear small, bitter or bland fruits that often lack attractive coloring. The disease is a significant concern for growers, reducing yields and eventually causing fruit to fail entirely.…
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Decline in plant breeding programs could impact food security

A team of scientists led by WSU has found that public plant breeding programs are seeing decreases in funding and personnel across the U.S.
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WSU Master Gardeners urge caution, awareness of unsolicited seeds

Extension experts urge gardeners to be aware of and report unsolicited seeds mailed from overseas.
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Lauzier Foundation supports new Life Sciences Teaching Lab at WSU’s Wine Science Center

Significant grant will delivering much-needed space and equipment for hands-on student learning at WSU's Wine
A dozen women stand together and smile while holding a large scholarship check.

Les Dames organization debuts new scholarship for WSU women in agriculture

The Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a nonprofit invitational organization of women leaders in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, has endowed a new scholarship at Washington State University for organic and sustainable agriculture. WSU student Harmony Stephens, who is…
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Finding insects: Meet entomology doctoral student Megan Asche

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WSU grad students receive national honor

Two WSU graduate students named Borlaug Scholars, a prestigious program run by the National Association of Plant Breeders.
Garcia-Pérez stands in front of a window.

New chair encourages personal, team discoveries in WSU’s Biological Systems Engineering department

Manuel Garcia-Pérez will lead faculty and students as they make discoveries for a healthy environment, renewable energy, productive and sustainable agriculture, and safe and nutritious foods.
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Adolescence researcher, Extension partner Elizabeth Weybright leads WSU’s Youth and Families unit

Elizabeth Weybright is the new leader of WSU Extension's Youth and Families Program Unit.
A bear and cub dig on a rocky slope, viewed through a spotting scope.

‘Bear butter’: In Glacier National Park, scientists study tiny moths as rich food source for grizzlies

A grizzly bear and cub forage for army cutworm moths in Glacier Park. Grizzlies eat up to 90 pounds of food every day to bulk up for winter, and the moths offer a rich source…
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Laura Hill, Qin Zhang elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Laura Hill and Qin Zhang will join the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
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Webinar: Restoring the narrative on wildfires of Eastern Washington

Learn the history, management, and role of wildfires in Eastern Washington.
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Animal physiologist Gordon Murdoch is next WSU Department of Animal Sciences chair

Award-winning teacher and scientist leads education and research benefiting animals, people, agriculture.
4 people with masks covering their noses and mouths stand next to several cardboard boxes filled with fish.

WSU Extension, UW program, and local business come together to feed people during pandemic

Multiple groups working together to bring healthy, locally-sourced fish to food banks around the Olympic Peninsula during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 agriculture regulations present challenges to Washington growers

WSU Extension faculty and staff are working to provide training and resources to Washington’s agriculture industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Washington state. “COVID-19 is affecting the food supply chain,” said Girish Ganjyal,…
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Next teaching leader, Tadd Wheeler, joins WSU’s Agricultural Technology and Production Management program

Tadd Wheeler prepare students for careers that blend technological know-how with modern agriculture
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WSU researchers join $9.8M project to study low-moisture food safety

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Juming Tang Juming Tang, Regents Professor…

New degree in place for wine students

Students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from WSU.
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Congratulations to Shane Giese, CAHNRS senior development director, on retirement

Shane Giese, senior director of Alumni and Development in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, will retire June 30, 2020, after leading fundraising efforts in important areas of discovery and education. Originally…
A young man pours wine from a bottle into a wine glass.

WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program to sell student-made wines online

WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program to sell student-made wines online Blended Learning wines made by Washington State University students in the Viticulture & Enology (V&E) Program are now available to order online for delivery in…
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CAHNRS welcomes new lead fundraiser

Nicholas Dolce takes over as Senior Director of Development for the College of Agricultural Human, and Natural Resource Sciences starting July 1. Nick comes to WSU from UC Davis, where he has served as Director…
Karkee works on an extended metal arm with several hinges.

Robotic crop pollination goal of new $1 million grant

A team led by WSU scientists received grant to develop robotic technology for crop pollination.
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Highlighting rural broadband access gap, WSU-supported Broadband Action Team draws interest from FCC chairman

Collaborative effort to reveal gaps in broadband availability draws interest of Federal Communications Commission
Ganjyal, standing, holding can of Cougar Gold cheese.

Ganjyal directs advances in food safety, health, value as School of Food Science interim director

Interim director Girish Ganjyal leads education, research, and outreach in food safety, dairy science, and healthier products.
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Vulnerable populations hardest hit in pandemic labor market

New WSU research shows the economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly affected vulnerable and underrepresented groups when it comes to being able to work.
Young Hispanic children in traditional Latin American clothing.

4-H program preserves Latin American culture

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Hispanic youth in Whatcom County are learning about traditional Latin American dances, folklore, and crafts in a new Washington State University Extension-led 4-H program, Para Familias Latinas. “Para Familias is similar to…
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Alumni donation will keep hands virus-free

Winery owners donate hand sanitizer to WSU Tri-Cities campus to help keep students, faculty, and staff safe.
Illustration with quote from CAHNRS Dean: "Regardless of our race, color, or ethnicity, we all have a role to play in ending racism and guaranteeing an inclusive and equitable community. I encourage you to be agents of change, to speak out against these injustices, and demand long overdue change. That change starts now." —André-Denis Wright, CAHNRS Dean. #BlackLivesMatter

Statement from the Dean: Reaffirming support and justice for our peers of color

Regardless of our race, color, or ethnicity, we all have a role to play in ending racism.
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Extension leader Todd Murray to direct WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

WSU alumnus leads team integrating watershed science, agriculture, urban landscape management, human health.
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Chad Kruger to oversee WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

Chad Kruger, current director of WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Mount Vernon, the Puyallup Research & Extension Center, and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR), will become the…
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Horticulturist Carol Miles to direct WSU’s Mount Vernon NW WA Research & Extension Center

New director brings international perspective to the future of food Starting July 1, 2020, Carol Miles is the new interim director of Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) at Mount Vernon.…
A red building with the name of the farm on a sign on the side.

Weekly organic produce sales return at WSU farm

WSU's Eggert Family Organic Farm hosts weekly public produce sales every Friday afternoon from 3-6 p.m. through October.
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Play Home, Play Healthy service learning project helps parents educating at home

Graduate students at Washington State University are promoting simple activities that help families with children build life skills through a new program called Play Home, Play Healthy. “We don’t need fancy technology for development to…
Raspberries growing on canes.

WSU offers exclusive license to new raspberry, Cascade Premier

Business partner sought to commercially propagate new red raspberry cultivar
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New Horticulture chair to focus on service and industry partnership

Amit Dhingra takes over as Horticulture chair on July 1.
Grizzly bears outside the th entrance of a man-made cave on a grassy hill.

New cave installed for bears

The WSU Bear Center has a new man-made cave, giving the bears something novel to explore in their exercise yard.
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Animal Sciences grad Willy Navarro: Let nothing come between you and your dreams

First-gen grad overcomes challenges, doubts to earn Animal Sciences degree

New model gives wineries better data from existing tests

A WSU research team has made it easier for winemakers to test the chemical makeup of red wine to get the vino they’re looking for.
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Scientists uncover plant protein’s role in cellular architecture, drought survival

Little-understood protein guides development to regulate flow from roots to shoots
Gerow pours wine from a bottle into a large glass test tube.

Cross-country journey kick started award-winning wine student’s career

WSU senior named the Wine Spectator Wine Science Student of the Year.
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New chair prepares future of textile and apparel industry

Prof. Ting Chi takes over as chair of the WSU Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles.
Habiyareme, in foreground, and another lab member in background, harvesting seeds from quinoa plants in greenhouse.

WSU International Quinoa Research Symposium goes virtual for second year

Learn about the newest advances surrounding this valuable superfood crop
Peng, holding computer in farm field

New doctoral grad researching ‘black box of soil’

Grad explores personal growth, carbon's role deep in soil
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WSU Extension food safety experts share ways to protect your family, community during COVID-19

Extension team offers free guides to shop, plan meals, feed families safely
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Extension, DNR offer free online classes to enhance forested property

The COVID-19 emergency is not slowing down the Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Stewardship education program. As in nature, the program is simply adapting, partnering with experts…
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Aggie of the Year and Top 10 Student: Graduating senior racks up honors

New WSU alumna Katie Doonan finishes her undergraduate career with two top honors.

Land-grant mission steers WSU’s drive-in Wi-Fi partnership

WSU Extension helps launch high-speed wireless connections statewide
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Ending one chapter, with more to come

New WSU graduate will transition to graduate school in Canada after four years acclimating to, and thriving in, Washington.
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From struggle to success, WSU doctoral candidate brings global perspective to economics, food

WSU doctoral candidate Modhurima Dey Amin has worked hard and traveled far for her college education.

Triple-hitter: WSU student packs multiple degrees and majors into four-year track

Amelia VanMeter will be graduating in 2020 with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Development, with a third (non-degree) major in Spanish for the Professions. Upon completion, VanMeter will have earned two undergraduate degrees, and…
Trio of researchers stand in meeting room with WSU Plant Pathology banner in background.

What lies beneath: WSU team studies soil-borne potato disease with help from NSF, USDA

Scientists take on a destructive, emerging complex of diseases facing potato growers.
A gloved hand holds tweezers up against the bark of a tree.

Finding the genes to build a better cancer treatment

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how the cancer-fighting drug Taxol is produced by trees.
A mom and dad sit on a sofa, both holding their heads in their hands, with two children running around them.

Everything is not fine: Kids can tell when parents suppress their stress

New research finds that parents suppressing feelings of stress around their kids can actually transmit those feelings to the children.
Doonan wears an EMT uniform, facemask, and plastic face shield while sitting in the back of an ambulance.

On the front line

Senior Katie Doonan is working several shifts each week as a volunteer first-responder in her hometown while also finishing her degree online with a full load of classes.
Young 4-H Tech Changemakers at a meeting assisting two women with how to use their phones.

4-H Tech Changemaker teens working to bridge the digital divide in rural Washington

4-H teens in Quincy, Wash., are working to bridge the online divide in their community by leading digital skills trainings for adults. The teens have been eager and excited to help their community, said Jeannie…
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New technologies could help breed more disease-resistant, high quality apples

Plant scientists at Washington State University are exploring how advanced technologies could help breed delicious apple cultivars that can also resist many devastating diseases, such as blue mold and fire blight, which cost millions in…
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Junior livestock competition goes online

The 85th annual Junior Livestock Show of Spokane, originally scheduled for May 5-9, is being done online instead of having an in-person competition.
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AMDT students to share fashion show portfolios online

This year's show has been canceled due to the need for social distancing to stop COVID-19, but students in the department are finding new ways to share their fashion and apparel designs with the world.
A little girl lays on her stomach with her head propped on her hands. A boy lays flat on his stomach. Both look very bored.

COVID-19 boredom boom brings new parenting challenges

The COVID-19 crisis is causing a boom in boredom for kids and adults alike as many states issue shelter-in-place orders. A WSU researcher has tips on how to help.
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WSU scientists enlist citizens in hunt for giant, bee-killing hornet

Bracing for the Asian giant hornet's emergence this spring, WSU researchers help roll back its spread.
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Discovery of a mechanism plants use to toggle on photosynthesis chosen by top journal

Research team led by WSU has developed a new tool to study how lipids interact with proteins in plants to help understand how photosynthesis happens, earning an editor's choice honor from Science.

CAHNRS’ finest: 2020 Faculty and Staff Award Winners named

64th annual awards recognize CAHNRS' best teachers, researchers, team players and leaders
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Washington 4-H shares free, online resources for youth stuck at home

Washington 4-H clubs shift online to build youth potential
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India partnership spurs global development of new WSU microwave technologies for safer meals

WSU's innovative microwave food safety tech rolls into action in India.
A woman sits at a desk behind a laptop looking at a camera.

In-person to online: instructors prepare to switch courses mid-semester

Online education has been around for almost two decades. Switching a course from in-person to online mid-semester, however, is a new experience.
A man stands in a greenhouse with his back to the camera, surrounded by green, leafy plants.

WSU program helps tri-county farmers grow their operations

WSU Extension researchers established the Regional Small Farms Program to help small farm owners come up with personalized solutions to tough questions.
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Simulated heat waves to help vineyard owners mitigate heat stress

Studying the effects of heat on grapes.
About a dozen people stand behind a big red ribbon as a woman in her 80s holds enormous scissors and cuts the ribbon. They're all standing in front of a wall made of wooden boxes that bees use for colonies.

Honey bee and pollinator facility officially opened

WSU's new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility officially opens, allowing for huge expansion in the amount of research scientists can do to help save the bees.
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Depressed, rural moms face greater health challenges—and so do their kids

WSU scientists link chronic depression with more health problems for moms and children in poor rural communities, revealing need for treatment based on trust
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New technology helps reduce salt, keep flavor

WSU technology could make it possible to reduce sodium while maintaining safety and tastiness in prepared foods.
Shults, gesturing at an in-forest event.

March 27: WSU Extension offers succession planning course for farm and forest owners

WSU Extension Forestry offers a Ties to the Land workshop focussing on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation.
A football player is running with the ball and being tackled by another player.

WSU students named finalists in NFL data competition

Two WSU graduate students are finalists in an NFL data competition that looked at over 23,000 football plays over two seasons.
Bees landing at a row of sunlit hives.

Learn Beekeeping this Spring; Harvest More Next Summer

To help maintain local pollinators, Snohomish County Extension sponsors the Beginning Hobbyist Beekeeper course.
Dean Wright stands in an apple orchard looking at the camera. A tree laden with red apples is out of focus in the background.

CAHNRS dean invited to national council

Dean Wright named to the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Advisory Council for Advanced Animal Systems.
Woman with headphones in tasting lab holds chocolate.

Food science panel looks at how music affects our perception of chocolate

Does milk chocolate taste creamier when you’re listening to Beethoven?
Heidi Bissell feeds a carrot through a fence to a rhino.

Feb. 18: Zoo nutritionist shares how big data helps exotic animals stay healthy

Heidi Bissell will share insights from her work with data that helps improve zoo animal health at the 2020 Halver Lecture in Animal Nutrition. Exotic animal nutritionist Heidi Bissell will give the annual Halver Lecture…
A creek runs through a snowy thicket.

Forestry Winter School helps woodland owners care for their forests

Western Washington forest owners can learn skills to care for their land at the next Winter School, Feb. 29 in Auburn. Auburn, Wash. – With an alarming increase in the number of dead trees throughout…
DeVetter, crouching and holding blueberry plants at a field of berry plants.

WSU scientists team up for $12.8 million effort to improve blueberries, cranberries

Scientists team up for $12 million search for genes, valuable traits for new and tastier blueberries and cranberries.
Studio head shot of WSU professor Michelle Moyer.

WSU professor wins award for distinction in Extension

On learning that she had won the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from ASEV—the American Society for Enology & Viticulture—WSU associate  professor and Extension specialist, Michelle Moyer was shocked. WSU professor Michelle Moyer wins prestigious award…
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Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location

A large-scale analysis led by a WSU graduate student journal club found that overall organic agriculture sites had higher biodiversity and profits, but these advantages changed depending on farm location.
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WSU V&E certificate programs boon for working professionals

WSU V&E certificate program boon for working professionals As Washington’s wine industry continues to grow, the need for a skilled, knowledgeable workforce grows along with it. Although some are able to take the time to…
2 purple starfish lay in the sand, wrapped around rocks that are covered in green sea anemones.

Beach Watchers training available to protect Puget Sound

WSU Extension hosts training program for beach lovers who want to help protect Puget Sound’s waters, wildlife and landscape in Snohomish County.
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Apparel merchandising students use social media to connect local businesses with customers, community

Students in Washington State University's apparel merchandising program are putting their studies to work this spring to connect local businesses with social media-savvy consumers. Jihyeong Son, Assistant Professor in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design…
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Microscopic partners could help plants survive stressful environments

Tiny, symbiotic fungi play an outsized role in helping plants survive stress
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Feb. 1: Winter School helps NE Wash landowners keep forests healthy, safe

Learn to keep woodlands productive, wildlife-friendly, and safe at the Forest Owners Winter School.
Close up of roots growing in soil. Dozens of white strings wind up from the bottom in the dirt, while green shoots head toward the top and out of the soil.

Nitrogen-fixing genes could help grow more food using fewer resources

Scientists have transferred a collection of genes into plant-colonizing bacteria that let them draw nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia, a natural fertilizer.
3D rendering virus closeup.

Disabling viruses with CRISPR scissors

In scientific first, WSU team delivers a one-two punch to knock out crop-destroying viruses.
Woman farmer standing on farmland with crossed arms and tractors in background

2020 Women in Ag Conference cultivates healthy farms, careers

Learn how to run resilient farms and businesses while preserving your health at 2020 conference.
A person with an orange smock walks away from the camera through a thick forest.

Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future

New research shows salvage logging and re-seeding after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water levels to normal faster.
Cattle graze at the WSU Beef Center. (Photo by Jennifer Michal/WSU)

Jan. 25: Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool returns for 13th year

Registration is open for the annual Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool at Stanwood High School in Burlington.
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WSU researcher awarded Honorary Professorship in Australia

WSU's Hanu Pappu received an honorary appointment as professor at the University of Queensland.
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WSU scientists find a slate of unexpected diseases in peony

WSU scientists are on the hunt for unidentified diseases that harm ornamental favorite.
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Bolivar-Medina joins Tree Fruit team as Information Tech Transfer specialist

Jenny Bolivar-Medina Jenny Bolivar-Medina joined Washington State University's tree fruit research and Extension team Nov. 15, 2019, as a Tree Fruit Extension Information Technology Transfer Specialist (ITT). As an integral member of the Tree Fruit…
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Jan. 24: Extension experts share Family Forester knowledge at annual workshop

Family-owned forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest.
Formal portrait photo of Cleveland looking at the camera w/a leafy green background outside.

Addiction prevention scholar takes over as department chair

Michael Cleveland will be the new chair of the Department of Human Development starting Jan. 1.
A lynx prowls through a snowy field.

Living at the edges

The prevalence of protected wildlife areas in borderlands makes international relations key to the survival of lynx, bears and other large migratory animals, according to new WSU research.
Meddens holds pine cones in woods.

New professor uses high-tech sensors to study forest threats, resilience

Forest ecologist lifts his vantage point to discover how forests can survive devastating changes

Bee efficiency boosts diversified farming

New WSU research finds the more diverse a farm’s plant population, the more beneficial it is for bee pollinators, and the more efficiently those pollinators work.
Chastagner stands in front of a table covered in fir tree branches, which are standing vertical in pots.

Lifetime award honors industry impact of WSU’s ‘Dr. Christmas Tree’

WSU's Gary Chastagner has a passion for Christmas trees and science. That passion has led to a rewarding career and lifetime achievement award from the National Christmas Tree Association.
Satellite in space with image of Earth reflected in its solar panels.

Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

Images from space could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.
Wheat field with a snowcapped mountain in the distance

Jan 17-18: Cascadia Grains Conference helps revitalize local grain economy

Two-day event helps grow a regional grain economy west of the Cascades.

Research shows boredom is on the rise for adolescents, especially girls

New research finds boredom is rising year after year for U.S. teens.
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Extension Foresters expand stewardship education to save Washington forests

Washington's family-owned forests provide scenic beauty, clean water, wildlife habitat, and natural resources that support schools, hospitals, roads, and libraries across the state. But Washington's 5 million acres of family forests are at risk from…
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New Extension director brings broad leadership background to new position

Economics professor and AMDT chair Vicki McCracken has been named CAHNRS Associate Dean and Director of Extension.
Bee visiting flower

Learn beekeeping this fall; Harvest more next summer

Beginner beekeeping course helps Washington residents raise important pollinators
Photo of man in woods with young child.

Nov. 12: Succession planning workshop helps southeast Washington landowners pass on their farms, forests

Extension experts can help forest-owning families pass on their land to the next generation. Family forest and farm owners in southeastern Washington can learn how to steward and pass their lands to the next generation,…
Maple leaves lit by sunlight

Bigleaf maple syrup workshop teaches woodland owners to create local treat

The Pacific Northwest’s native bigleaf maple trees harbor one of the region’s best-kept secrets.
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Dean Wright invited to Wine Spectator gala in NYC

Building our partnership with Wine Spectator, Dean André-Denis Wright attended the publication’s exclusive New York Wine Experience gala.
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Book wins award for talking about spaces between ‘Us,’ ‘Them’

HD professor Marcelo Diversi will receive the 2019 Ethnography Division Best Book Award from the National Communication Association.
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Nov. 14: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Stevenson

WSU Extension Forestry offers a free seminar in Stevenson on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for privately owned forests.
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CAHNRS professors honored for research

Two CAHNRS faculty members, a CAHNRS-led interdisciplinary team of scientists, and a staff member received Office of Research awards as part of WSU’s Research Week 2019.

Putting his heart into it: First-gen college student, Noel Perez (’20), named Wine Spectator Student of the Year

Gratitude and humility: Those traits don’t often define a 4.0 GPA student who has created his own blockbuster wine, and who holds the honorific of Wine Spectator Student of the Year. But those are precisely…
A tree has fallen over in a forest, sheared away from its root system.

Nov. 5: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Morton

WSU Extension Forestry offers a free seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for privately owned forests.
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Program helping youths in criminal justice system wins award

Program in Pierce County helps disadvantaged youth turn their lives around using social emotional learning.
Extreme close-up of pills being poured from a prescription bottle into an open hand.

CAHNRS, College of Medicine secure $1.1 million grant to combat rural opioid abuse

WSU team receives $1.1 million grant focused on providing training and technical assistance to rural Washington communities combating the opioid epidemic.
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Growing a Halloween favorite more sustainably

They come in all shapes and sizes, in hues of golden orange, pale white, and green. Painted, carved, or baked in a pie, pumpkins are cheerful symbols of autumn that are grown in every county…
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Alumni, partners explore new Perennial Grass Breeding and Ecology Farm

Scientists, industry partners view future center for hardier, sustainable grasses
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New professor joins WSU with national recognition

WSU's newest entomology professor will arrive shortly after winning a national award from the Entomological Society of America.
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Grant to search for more efficient way to make cancer-fighting drugs

WSU scientist is part of a $4 million effort to develop a better way to produce taxol, a chemotherapy drug that was discovered in the bark of Pacific Yew trees.
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Cosmic Crisp® apple brings Johnny Appleseed to kids, stages across US

Cosmic Crisp® helps bring “Johnny Appleseed” to US audiences

New facility for WSU bee program

WSU's Honey Bee & Pollinator Research & Education program has a new permanent home with pending purchase of facility near Othello, Wash.
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Exploring motivations behind mobile shopping

WSU researchers study the motivations that fuel our mobile shopping.
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Dec. 10 -11: WSU Wheat Academy registration opens

Registration for WSU's annual Wheat Academy opens on October 8.

Scientists study how wasps learn for better trap

Entomologists aim to take the sting out of stressful encounters
Several families mill about a pumpkin patch, with pumpkins all over the ground. Some people carry pumpkins, some are looking them over.

Oct. 12: WSU organic farm hosts annual Fall Harvest Festival

WSU's Eggert Family Organic Farm hosts its annual Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12.

Getting mac and cheese to Mars

WSU scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat mac & cheese, which could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use.

Students’ savory food creation boosts nutrition, health for developing world

Five students started with an idea: A simple food that could save lives.
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WSU researcher wins prestigious NIFA Fellowship

Horticulture doctoral student, Margaret McCoy, conducts most of her research at the WSU IAREC Center in Prosser, Wash. Margaret McCoy (‘20) has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and…
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Football fans enjoy showcase of WSU wine science

The WSU Wine Science Program gave out samples of student-made wine as part of a Taste of Washington event before a recent WSU football game.
View of the IAREC main building.

Celebrate 100 years of research at WSU’s Prosser station at upcoming events

Events honor 100 years of WSU innovation and discovery in south-central Washington.
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WSU’s first endowed deanship commemorates a Northwest pioneer

Family's gift will support academic and research endeavors that reflect James "Cashup" Davis's innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.
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WSU, Puyallup teaming up for Appreciation Week

WSU's Puyallup Research and Extension Center is being celebrated by the City of Puyallup as part of the city’s Higher Education Appreciation Week.
Contezac poses in front of a weather station, that includes a wind speed indicator and other electronic equipment.

AgWeatherNet expands presence in Northwest Washington

AgWeatherNet has placed a meteorologist at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center for the first time.
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Searching for the characteristics of award-winning wine

A new paper from WSU wine scientists finds award winning wines tend to be more complex, with the highest awarded wines having high ethanol and sugar levels.
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Stewardship course for small forest landowners

WSU Extension Forestry offers classes to help landowners through the process of writing a simple forest management plan.
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Soil science alumnus Isaac Madsen chosen to lead WSU oilseed research

Alumnus and soil scientist Isaac Madsen is WSU's new extension agronomist for the Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems program.
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Sept. 19: Eggert farm tour views latest in organic vegetable production

Learn about organic farming, the history of the WSU organic farm, and take a walking tour of the 10-acre farm.
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Turning up the heat on ‘Brett’

If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis(“Brett” for short)—a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint the…
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Forest-owning families can plan for the future at Ties to the Land workshop

WSU Extension experts can help families pass on their forest-land legacies.
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Oct. 1: WSU Extension hosts poultry education class

WSU Extension will host “Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock” for anyone raising egg-laying chickens.
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WSU scientists help balance water needs for rural growth, threatened salmon with new guidelines

New guidelines developed by WSU scientists will help benefit habitat for endangered species like salmon, as well as Washingtonians' increasing need for high-quality water. New guidelines developed by scientists with Washington State University's State of…
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NPR’s Robert Siegel, founder Bill Ruckleshaus to be featured at Ruckleshaus Center luncheon

Former NPR host Robert Siegel and center founder Bill Ruckleshaus will highlight the William D. Ruckelshaus Center's annual Chairman’s Circle Luncheon, Sept. 13.
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The road less traveled: Former Marine and first-gen college student sets sights on wine world

Bernadette Gagnier was at a crossroads after leaving the Marines Corps. Now she's a first generation college student studying Viticulture & Enology at WSU.
Felsot sits on a stool in his lab, his desk strewn with his computer screen, papers, binders, and folders all over.

National teaching award for lifelong science advocate

WSU entomology professor Allan Felsot receives the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America.

Saving sage-grouse by relocation

WSU scientists followed relocated sage-grouse to show they survived, providing a viable and productive step towards helping their population recover in Washington.
Elephants play in a river in Thailand

Animal Sciences student cares for rescued elephants in Thailand visit

Learning first-hand what it takes to be a veterinarian, Isabel Mocca spent part of her summer helping rescued elephants.
A student sits at a desk looking at 2 big monitors on the wall. 1 monitor shows a classroom in another city.

Credit classes offered at the WSU Extension Island County office

WSU Everett students are now taking classes remotely from the WSU Extension Island County office in Coupeville.
Valencia, standing with controls in a field, as a drone flies near him.

New global fellowship program grows discoveries, partnerships in ag research

In novel exchange, visiting scientists help make discoveries that boost crop yields, protect against disease
Alex Batson in lab greenhouse

Fellowship helps student scientist defend spinach seed crops from harmful wilt

Doctoral student Alex Batson is one of 17 new recipients of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellowship.
A photo showing grain, flour, flattened dough, raw noodles, and a bowl of cooked udon.

Meet Ryan, WSU’s elite new wheat for the noodle market

Ryan, WSU's newest spring wheat variety, is winning over farmers thanks to its ability to create an outstanding fresh noodle.
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WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded WSU's NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program $2.3 million to support training of Ph.D. graduate students.

Life-cycle could be key in managing pervasive vineyard nematode

Although the northern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla) is the most prevalent plant-parasitic roundworm species in Washington vineyards, not much is known about how to effectively manage the pest. But Katherine East, a WSU post-doctoral researcher…
Girl kneeling in garden

Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

Fifth grader Dani McConnell smiles as she picks a leaf from a bushy plant in the garden at Oak Harbor’s Crescent Harbor elementary school. “Eat it,” she says. “You’ll love it.”
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Aug. 22: WSU’s Ag Tech Day explores automation in specialty crops

Students and faculty at WSU's Center for Precision and Automated Agriculture will take part in Ag Tech Day. PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University’s Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems will host Agricultural Technology…
A tree has fallen over in a forest, sheared away from its root system.

Sept. 4: Forest health seminar to help landowners understand tree mortality

SHELTON, WA - Washington State University Extension Forestry offers a seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for privately- owned forests in the region. An example of root…

New irrigation system can cut vineyard water usage by 35 percent

WSU professor to help wine-grape growers save water
Main standing outdoors on campus near trees.

Bioinformatics scientist Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair

Bioinformatics scientist Dorrie Main to lead WSU Department of Horticulture as interim chair Supporting Washington State University discoveries that improve and protect valuable plants and crops, from apples, grapes, and potatoes to berries and spinach,…
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Light could be key to protecting crops from costly virus

In a scientific first, Washington State University researchers have found a plant virus that could respond to a growth hormone and light. “I was very surprised,” said Hanu Pappu, Samuel H. Smith Distinguished Professor and…

Rich Koenig named permanent chair of WSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Rich Koenig, chair of WSU Crop and Soil Sciences. Leading Washington State University's efforts to improve understanding of the agricultural crops and soil that feed the world and fuel our economy, Professor Rich Koenig has…
Raspberries growing on canes.

WSU debuts flavorful, easy-to-harvest new raspberry, Cascade Premier

Early fruiting with good yield and flavor, firm fruit, good root rot tolerance, and machine harvestable, WSU's newest raspberry cultivar is named Cascade Premier.Bright, flavorful, and bred for easy automated harvest, Washington State University's new…
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Growing plant science relationship across the Atlantic

The best relationships take time to come together, work on many different levels, and can accomplish great things. WSU’s growing collaboration with Germany’s interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) is adding a global…
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Protecting vineyards with drones

Two farmers have a conversation in a wheat field with a combine in the background.

Skagit County launches campaign to prevent farmer suicides

KING5 News looks at a new WSU Extension program to help farmers.
About a dozen people sit in folding chairs under a white tent in the woods and listen to a male talking.

Aug. 24: Annual WSU Family Forest Field Day to be held in McCleary

WSU Extension & Washington DNR host an all-day outdoor educational field day for small forest landowners.
Boy, left, and adult helper, right, unfurl a ribbon above a craft table.

Youth camp bridges new ideas with traditional Native American culture

Students in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles help youth prepare clothing for feast
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CAHNRS faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

John Stark, left, and Juming Tang, center, are the newest CAHNRS faculty named to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Current member Ron Mittelhammer, right, joins the WSAS board of directors Two distinguished faculty members…

Study demonstrates stress reduction benefits from petting dogs, cats

WSU scientists have shown that Pet Your Stress Away programs have stress-relieving physiological benefits.

USDA Fellowships help students defend Northwest crops, people from pests, pathogens

Helping explore challenges facing agriculture, USDA-NIFA Pre-Doctoral Fellows Ben Lee, left, and Abigail Cohen, right, with WSU Entomology Assistant Professor Dave Crowder. Helping sustainably protect important Northwest crops like potatoes, peas, and vegetables from pests…
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Aug. 10: Forestry field day helps woodland owners care for trees

The Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day offers owners of wooded property the chance to build skills for caring for their land and trees.
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Award: Precision pruning can help machines safely, efficiently harvest apples

Team of WSU scientists help put labor-saving machines to work at harvest.
A student wears a netting of white circles and cords on her head while sitting at a computer. Her hand rests on a button. A monitor in the foreground shows spiky brain wave readouts from the cap.

So boring: looking at how the brain reacts to boredom could help people cope

The brains of people who are prone to boredom react differently, compared to those who don’t. Helping those prone to boredom could have significant health impacts.
Tanaka and Gleason in the greenhouse, with Gleason holding a potato plant.

Living defenses could protect potatoes from virus, nematode threats

Two WSU plant pathologists launching USDA-funded research into better plant protection
Tour participants visit a greenhouse.

New WSU USDA-ARS research facility on the horizon

WSU and USDA tour participants view greenhouse-based research at WSU's Plant Growth Facility. Collaborating on plans for a new U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility at Washington State University's Pullman campus, Dean André-Denis Wright and…
Wright gets a close look at potato traits with Ellis.

Partners for better spuds: WSU’s 2019 Othello Field Day

Annual day of shared knowledge helps Northwest potato industry
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July 10: Free forest health seminar for forest owners in Longview

WSU Forestry offers a free evening seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees
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July 11: Families, farmers can see WSU research in action at 2019 Mount Vernon Field Day

Discover how WSU research helps the communities of Washington.
micro-irrigation system in grapevine vineyard

Taking the guesswork out of irrigating wine grapes

Until now, wine grape growers have essentially irrigated their crops based on the color of the wine they were making, watering one way for white wine grapes, and another for red grapes. Although manageable, the…
Min Du standing in laboratory

Scientist honored for discoveries battling obesity, improving animal health

Min Du is newest recipient of society's Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award
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Students’ ideas solve real-world challenges for Hot Topic, Cotton Incorporated

Teams draw on all of their skills, experience in AMDT's 2019 capstone competition
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Ian Burke to lead WSU wheat conservation research as newest Cook Endowed Chair

Burke will lead conservation research helping Washington’s $800 million wheat industry.
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Sharing improved crops, practices for Washington’s drylands: 103rd Lind Field Day

Popular field day is a chance for growers to see research into better plants and practices, face to face with scientists.
Visitors check out rows of potato crops at the WSU Othello research farm.

June 27: Scientists share latest research for better spuds at Potato Field Day

Tour fields and see the latest in disease defense, production advances and new varieties.
Two people face an fence with a bear on the other side. The male is on his knees holding a plastic bottle in one hand. The woman touches a leg of the bear, which is sticking out of a hole in the fence.

Teaching old bears new tricks

WSU bears respond positively to new training aimed at reducing their stress.
Hanu Pappu stands in his laboratory, surrounded by plants, lab equipment, and bottles of chemicals used for testing.

Using Artificial Intelligence to fight viral diseases in plants

WSU scientist used AI to predict likely proteins a virus could attack, which could help plants build a defense to interrupt the viral attack
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Associate Dean Rich Zack leads education for future leaders in human sciences, agriculture, environment

Expert scientist and passionate leader leads academics in CAHNRS
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‘You are our future’: Dean celebrates 2019 Latino Leadership grads

Ceremony honors young leaders making a difference for Washington's Latino community.