Agriculture and Natural Resources

Pine beetle education featured at this year’s WSU Forest Owners Winter School

WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg will educate forest landowners on a host of topics during this year’s Forest Owners Winter School.

Forest landowner takes a measurement during a WSU Extension Forestry outdoor event.

Circular food systems buoy Washington agriculture, reinvigorate local economies

WSU Extension is developing interconnected, equitable, and sustainable food systems across the state, ensuring that Washington’s bountiful food systems are protective of land, water, and people.

A squatting person tends to a ripening crop.

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

Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts WSU Extension educator and longtime 4-H volunteer

Two WSU Extension educators were recognized at the recent Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame ceremony for their contributions and legacy of impactful results to the field of agriculture.

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

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

WSU Extension resources support ag workers’ mental health

To address high suicide rates in the ag field, Washington State University Extension is supporting the mental health of thousands of agricultural workers statewide through services, programming, and one-on-one financial counseling.

Someone stands in the middle of a living room giving a presentation to seven people sitting on couches.