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Retiring scientific assistant reflects on 40 years at WSU IAREC

When Lynn Mills moved to the Pacific Northwest to work at WSU IAREC in the 1980s, she thought it might be a brief stop in her career trajectory. As she retires four decades later, Mills is grateful for meaningful learning experiences and a community that feels like family.

A group of seven people stand, kneel, and lean over, working in a vineyard. Hills, trees, and fields are in the background.

WSU’s next apple blends Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s newest apple variety, WA 64, is a sweet, tart, firmly crisp hybrid of Honeycrisp and Cripps Pink, a variety that includes the well-known Pink Lady®. Officially released for commercial licensing this summer, WA 64 is expected to reach stores in 2029. WSU will select a partner in the coming […]

WA 64 apples

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

Master gardeners of the future: Evolving with the needs of the communities they serve

As the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program celebrates its 50th anniversary, volunteers are focusing on how they can support the program’s evolution over the next 50 years and beyond, all while helping sustain healthy and resilient communities.

A xeriscape garden with rockery, plants, and wood chips.

Karina Gallardo, Colette Casavant honored with 2023 DEI awards

Karina Gallardo and Colette Casavant are the 2023 recipients of the inaugural Faculty and Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Awards, respectively, from WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.

WSU sentinel plantings to guard against invasive pests, diseases at Washington ports

TACOMA, Wash.—Aiming to catch and identify invasive pests and diseases before they impact Washington farms and forests, scientists at Washington State University will plant trees and shrubs as sentinels at the Port of Tacoma. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Office of International Programs and drawing on the involvement of community scientists, […]

Tacoma port

WSU viticulture Extension specialist receives award, promotion to full professorship

WSU Viticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Michelle Moyer has been promoted to full professorship and recognized with the Faculty Excellence in Extension Award.

Two stand together, holding an award.