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Research review builds on CAHNRS wheat, barley partnerships

Group, posed photo of commission members and staff with WSU faculty in board room, one row standing, one row sitting.
Members of the Washington Grain Commission join CAHNRS for a welcome session prior to the annual review.


CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright joined members of the Washington Grain Commission at their annual review of commission-endowed research into better wheat and barley varieties, production and defenses.

The commission’s annual review of industry-funded research into wheat and barley breeding, weed science, plant pathology, economics, and wheat genetics was held Thursday, Jan. 10, at Lewis Alumni Center in Pullman.

Fueled by support from growers and industry, WSU small grains research involves a collaboration of endowed professors, campus-based faculty from multiple departments, and Eastern Washington county extension educators. Together, they deliver educational information and resources to dryland crop producers. The team includes specialists in plant pathology, entomology, weed science, soil fertility, economics, agronomy, variety selection, and communications.

Learn more about WSU grain advances here.