Crop and Soil Sciences

Latest WSU guides tighten pear irrigation, shed light on wheat, buckwheat production

WSU scientists share free guides monthly that help Pacific Northwest agriculture and home growers. The latest online publications offer irrigation tips and evaluation for pear growers, review past production at WSU’s Wilke Farm as well as buckwheat west of the Cascades, and share scientifically sound approaches to home-garden companion plants. Buckwheat Production West of the […]

Buckwheat field

Mentor program bridges Indigenous knowledge, Western science to build tribal capacity, protect ecosystems

Graduates can connect with Native knowledge holders and western science mentors to support Tribes and understand keystone ecosystems.

Salmon stream

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.

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

Field tour looks at hard-working grasses for the future, June 8

See experimental grasses and meet the scientists testing how they stand up to heavy wear, pollution, and extreme conditions.

Michael Neff- grass field day