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Media Advisory – Dedication of Greenhouse

What:

Private Dedication of U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service greenhouse at Washington State University.

When:

2 p.m – 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 11

Where:

Greenhouse #12 on the WSU Pullman campus. It is located across the street from the Agronomy Seed House at the intersection of Grimes Way and the access road to the Lewis Alumni Centre.

Who:

Scientists, growers, ARS and ag industry officials, and representatives of the WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics.

Why:

The $190,000 addition provides about 1,000 square feet of additional space for food legume research. The added capacity will enable scientists to grow plants during the winter and early spring, enabling them to speed development of new varieties of chickpeas, dry peas and lentils. More than 90 percent of the nation’s dry peas and lentils are grown in the Palouse.

Reporters:

You are cordially invited to this event to see current legume research and talk with scientists, farmers ARS and industry officials. The greenhouse provides an excellent setting for photos and video. Need an interview in advance? Call Fred Muehlbauer, who leads USDA-ARS Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit here, at (509) 335-9521.

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