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WSU’s On Solid Ground-Saving Bees, Nicaragua, Better Barley

Saving Honey Bees Honey bees face a lot of challenges, according to Steve Sheppard, professor of entomology at WSU. Invasive mites can sap a brood’s…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Borlaug, Mushrooms, Pest Management – May 22, 2013

Borlaug Fellow Explores Nitrogen Fixation in Uganda Enhancing biological nitrogen fixation–a process in which plants take gaseous nitrogen from the air and turn it into…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Citrus Greening, Superfruits, Goldwater – May 8, 2013

U.S. Orange Growers Feeling Squeezed If left unaddressed, the entire U.S. citrus industry could be wiped out. In addition, as Florida Senator Bill Nelson said,…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Desert Wheat, Quinoa, Student Researcher, Bud Grafting – April 24, 2013

WSU to Lead Development of Heat-Tolerant Grain WSU will lead a $16.2 million international effort to develop wheat varieties that can tolerate the high temperatures…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – SOD, Food Science Online, Insect Expo – April 10, 2013

Stopping the Spread of Sudden Oak Death Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has killed millions of oak trees in California, but since receiving its common name…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Biofuels, Stink Bug, Food System – March 27, 2013

Beyond Biofuel: Expanding the Possibilities from Algae Extraction The potential value of an industry based on extracting fuel from algae could be even greater than…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Struvite, Cattle Fertility, New Apple – March 13, 2013

Comprehensive Effort to Create Sustainable Fertilizers Phosphorus recycled from human and animal waste for plant fertilizer could ease demand for the dwindling, increasingly expensive rock-mined…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Antibacterial Microbes, Legume Flour – Feb. 27, 2013

Natural Soil Antibiotics Offer Potential Alternative to Farm Chemicals Research at WSU shows that several naturally-occurring antibiotics can control root disease and promote crop health,…

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Tree Fruit, Spuds, Don’t Drift, Water Econ 101 – Feb. 13, 2013

WSU’s Big Ideas Campaign Continues to Flourish for Fruit Cherry and stone fruit growers throughout the state have agreed to make a $5 million investment…

On Solid Ground – Plant Health, Teaching with Plants – Jan. 30, 2013

Cook Launches Plant Health International James Cook, former dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and emeritus professor of plant…
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