Agriculture

Crop-defending scientist Lindsey du Toit leads WSU Plant Pathology Dept.

Lindsey du Toit is the first woman to lead WSU Plant Pathology as full, regular chair.

Lindsey du Toit portrait

New academy to connect specialty crop professionals across regions for climate resilience

A new training academy launched by researchers at Washington State University will help professionals supporting fruits, vegetables, seeds, and other specialty crops vulnerable to climate change build resiliency through forward-thinking conversations. Funded by a $1.5 million Climate Hub grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Foundational and Applied Science Program, a team led […]

Vineyard in Washington state

New grant to help grain farmers find low falling numbers sooner

WSU scientists are working to develop a new test that could save wheat growers millions of dollars thanks to a new grant.

A person squats down in a field surrounded by golden wheat plants.

WSU’s next apple blends Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s newest apple variety, WA 64, is a sweet, tart, firmly crisp hybrid of Honeycrisp and Cripps Pink, a variety that includes the well-known Pink Lady®. Officially released for commercial licensing this summer, WA 64 is expected to reach stores in 2029. WSU will select a partner in the coming […]

WA 64 apples

Asia-Pacific partners get look at WSU research for Skagit Valley’s exported specialty crops

Sharing research that helps Washington’s Skagit Valley specialty-crop producers supply the world, scientists at WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center gave members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) an in-field look at current projects on soil-biodegradable plastic mulch, soil health, and disease defense. Visiting Mount Vernon on Friday, Aug. 4, five APEC-member secretaries or […]

Lisa DeVetter hosts the APEC tour

New cross-college major bridges agriculture and human health

In WSU’s new Human Nutrition and Food Systems major, students will study the connection from fields to plates to human health.

A man stands in a field of golden-colored grain.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture helps break ground for new USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building

Officials, legislators, and university leaders broke ground for the new USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building on the Pullman campus

USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building Groundbreaking