Mt. Vernon NWREC

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

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

Asia-Pacific partners get look at WSU research for Skagit Valley’s exported specialty crops

Sharing research that helps Washington’s Skagit Valley specialty-crop producers supply the world, scientists at WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center gave members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) an in-field look at current projects on soil-biodegradable plastic mulch, soil health, and disease defense. Visiting Mount Vernon on Friday, Aug. 4, five APEC-member secretaries or […]

Lisa DeVetter hosts the APEC tour

New grant aims to reduce plastic taken from fields to landfills

WSU leads a new $8 million USDA-funded project aiming to advance soil-biodegradable plastic mulches and develop innovative methods for recycling the regular plastic mulch.

Strawberries growing in a field on plastic mulch.

Graduate students accepted into prestigious fellowship

Four WSU graduate students recently earned acceptance into the prestigious Rockey FFAR Fellows Program.

A man in rubber gloves touches leaves on a plant in a greenhouse.

Grad student wins fellowship to study buckwheat’s potential

WSU Ph.D. candidate Rachel Breslauer received a $120,000 USDA pre-doctoral fellowship to study buckwheat as a cash crop as well as a cover crop.

A woman in a field of plants with tiny white flowers.