Biological Systems Engineering

USDA undersecretary encounters research for specialty crops at Prosser

A U.S. Department of Agriculture visit shares grant-funded advances in smart technology, virus-free plants, biotic and abiotic stresses, and training the next-generation workforce.

WSDA and USDA Prosser visit 2024

Biofuels pioneer Bin Yang named Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Creating plant-based fuels that are easier on the environment and the pocketbook, Washington State University Professor Bin Yang makes a positive impact through chemical engineering. Yang is now one of the newest Fellows of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), a professional society of more than 60,000 scientists in 110 countries. He will be […]

Bin Yang lab members.

WSU’s Lav Khot, colleagues receive multi-state award for ag drone research, extension

WSU’s Lav Khot, center, accepts the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award, Nov. 6, at the APLU Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., with colleague and team academic advisor Randy Raper, right, and Gary Thompson, executive…

APLU award ceremony

Cross-university internships at Prosser research & Extension center help students, mentors grow

In collaborative internships, visiting students explore wine science, entomology, fruit breeding, and engineering at IAREC.

Selenia Oronia at entomology lab

Automated drones could scare birds off agricultural fields

A WSU research team has developed a systems where cameras could spot birds feeding on fruit and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants. All without human interference.

A drone hovers over a green vineyard with mountains in the background.