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CAHNRS News- July 12, 2013

Posted by l.meyer | July 11, 2013


Dr. Ting Chi, Assistant Professor Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textile has received a grant for $10,658 “Analysis of U.S. Sportswear Market and Market Entry Strategies” sponsored by Yite Garment Co. Ltd. The United States (U.S.) is the world’s largest sportswear market, accounting for some 40 percent of global sales. With estimated sales of $65 billion in 2010, the sportswear market makes up about 30 percent of total U.S. apparel consumption (SGMA market research data, 2011). Sportswear has moved from focused niche markets into the mainstream fashion market (Chi and Kilduff, 2011). This scenario provides enormous business opportunities for companies and marketers. The specific objectives of this research project are to identify U.S. sportswear market size, segmentation and growth trends, and key market drivers to identify unmet/ emerging consumer needs, describe developments in retail distribution to identify retail customer needs and new channel opportunities, assess attractive market opportunities, identify any market access issues, and propose strategic development options.

Two student teams representing the Washington State University/University of Idaho School of Food Science earned first and second place in the annual DuPont Knowledge Award competition.

First place went to a Greek yogurt cake named “Aphrodite’s Treats,” with second place awarded for a sweet potato pasta appetizer called “S.P. Stuffed Puffs.” The use of emerging food ingredients helped propel their novel products to the top spots in the national food product development competition. Read the full story.

In recognition of his superb academic performance; demonstrated leadership skills; proven ability to rise above adversity; and clear commitment to the values and environmental sustainability, the 2013-2014 Bullitt Environmental Leadership Award which carries an unrestricted grant in the amount of $7,500 has been awarded to John Dickson, who is a doctoral student under the advisement of prof. James Harsh in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Congratulations to Lydia Tymon, PhD student in Department of Plant Pathology with Dr. Dennis Johnson, Professor of Plant Pathology. Lydia placed 2nd in  the graduate student paper competition at the recently held annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society in Tucson, AZ. Lydia presented results from her ongoing research on fungicide resistance of two Alternaria species to azoxystrobin and boscalid in the Columbia Basin. The abstract was co-authored by T. F. Cummings and D. A. Johnson.


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tree coreThis man is reading a hundred years of history by examining a tree core, but his name is lost to our photo archive. Who is he? Where is he? Is he researching something in particular?

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Upcoming Events

WSU Organic Farm on the Mall: Fresh-picked organic produce from WSU’s Organic Farm will be offered for sale at a farm stand on WSU’s Terrell Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, running through early October. The farm accepts cash and checks only.

WSU graduate students host Organic Seed Symposium:  Developing new leaders in organic and sustainable plant breeding and seed systems is the aim of the second annual Student Organic Seed Symposium, to be held August 4-7, 2013, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center.  Titled “Breeding and Advocating for Resilient Organic Seed Systems”, this year’s symposium is a student-led initiative that enables graduate students from across the country interested in organic seed systems to share resources and learn from leaders in the field.

The WSU Horticulture Department will hold a you-pick cherry fruit sale at Tukey Orchard July 12, 13 and July 19, 20. Friday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tukey Horticulture Orchard
1182 NE Airport Road
at the junction of Airport Road and Terre View Drive.

Dark Sweet Cherries = $2.50/pound
Rainier Cherries = $3.50/pound
Pie (tart) Cherries = $3.00/pound

Berries = $4.00/pound

Apricots = $2.50/pound

We can only accept cash or check. No plastic cards, sorry! Please bring your own containers to carry your fruit.

Recent News Releases 

July 8- Tree fruit research updates, workshops planned at Aug. 7 orchard field day

July 8- June weather relatively warm for a change

July 6- Kids learn physics, energy efficiency basics


In eNews

The July 3 issue of On Solid Ground features stories about cherry field day, fruit genome research, and winter canola tours.

The July 19 Green Times features vineyards, earthships, physics for kids, and soil fertility.

The June 26 Voice of the Vine features a story about grapevine redleaf virus, Colin Hickey’s professional exchange program to Germany, and the upcoming Auction of Washington Wines. Stay tuned for the July edition coming June 24.

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