Plant Pathology

WSU partners with local community colleges to enhance urban forests

WSU is working with four local community colleges to improve tree canopy cover in several urban areas throughout the state. The five-year project, designed to increase resilience amid a changing climate, is supported by a nearly $1.8 million USDA grant.

Two people sit at a table, and one stands near the table. In front of the table are small trees in pots. The table cloth on the table has the WSU logo and "WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center Washington State University." On the table are brochures and flyers. Behind the table are posters and flyers pinned to a bulletin board.

Latest WSU Extension guides: Why do leaves turn red? Mosquitoes, bug off from my orchard!

Learn how to eliminate disease-carrying mosquitoes from irrigated orchards; protect vineyards from pests; and explore why leaves turn red in the latest WSU Extension guides.

Mosquito stock photo

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

New from Extension: Invasive tree killers; tradeoffs of harvesting straw; organic blueberries; reducing fire risks

New guide help Northwest communities prepare for an damaging insect, and let wheat farmers calculate tradeoffs of cutting straw.

Emerald ash borer

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

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