Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)

New, old WSU energy initiatives partner to provide sustainable solutions

Washington State University’s new Institute for Northwest Energy Futures (INEF) is partnering with the WSU Extension Energy Program to innovate energy solutions for the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

New from Extension: Crop soils as carbon sinks; blueberry economics

New free guides available online from WSU Extension include a look at the benefits of storing carbon in inland northwest crop soils, as well as the economics of growing the Draper blueberry west of the Cascades. Every month, experts with WSU share new information through the WSU Extension Publications bookstore. 2022 Cost Estimates of Producing […]

Blueberry bushes

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

Grad student wins fellowship to study buckwheat’s potential

WSU Ph.D. candidate Rachel Breslauer received a $120,000 USDA pre-doctoral fellowship to study buckwheat as a cash crop as well as a cover crop.

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WSU releases roadmap for Soil Health Initiative

Statewide Soil Health Initiative releases outline for current challenges and pathways to help maintain healthy soils as an agricultural and environmental resource throughout Washington.

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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.

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Meet newest leaders of WSU Research and Extension Centers

The WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is proud to announce the newest group of leaders at Research and Extension Centers across the state, at Mount Vernon, Wenatchee, and Puyallup. Carol Miles…

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…

Studio portrait of Chad Kruger