On Solid Ground

WSU Professor to build bioeconomy partnerships through the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award

Professor Bin Yang is headed to Toulouse, France, as a new recipient of the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award.

Bin Yang lab members.

Celebrating a century of impact by WSU’s Biological Systems Engineers

For a century and more, WSU’s Biological Systems Engineers have transformed Northwest agriculture. On March 9, BSE faculty, students, and staff celebrated their accomplishments and reflected on the impact of those who came before.

BSE faculty 2024

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

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