Horticulture

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

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

2023 WSU Wine Science Highlights

From an endowed professorship to awards and student scholarships, 2023 was an exciting year for WSU’s viticulture and enology department.

Illustration of a Blended Learning wine bottle pouring out red wine with red wine grapes next to it. Text reads "2023 Wine Science Highlights." The text on the bottle reads "Blended Learning Viticulture and Enology 2018 Sangiovese Columbia Valley" with the WSU cougar head logo.

Partner-funded WSU Plant Growth Facility is paid off, paying forward

Now paid off, WSU’s expanded Plant Growth facility enables faster, more efficient breeding and more competitive new wheat varieties.

Japan millers tour PGF

Washington Wine Industry Foundation chooses six WSU students for scholarships

Six WSU students recently received scholarship funding from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.

A collage of five people. One is a man in a vineyard, two are headshots of young women, one is a headshot of a man in a tie and suit, and one is a woman in a field, holding a bucket and equipment.

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

Four WSU grad students selected for 2023-2024 ASEV scholarships

Four WSU graduate students are among the 25 individuals selected to receive highly competitive scholarships from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

Collage of a photo of four students. One stands next to a road, one is standing in a field, holding a bucket and equipment with a pickup truck, a driveway, and a line of trees behind, one is standing in front of wine barrels, and one is a professional head shot.