Newly emerged viruses threaten the U.S. potato industry, including potatoes grown in Washington.
Several newly evolved strains of the disease known as potato virus Y, or PVY, can render potatoes unmarketable and reduce crop yield. What’s worse is the new viruses are particularly difficult to detect with the naked eye.
The global research journal, International Innovation, spotlighted WSU Regents Professor Juming Tang and his research on microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MATS) and pasteurization (MAPS) systems.
Two years after the deadly landslide that devastated the Oso, Wash., area, the towns of Darrington and Arlington were announced April 27 as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition.