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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.

WineVit showcases important WSU student and faculty wine science research

Washington State University research representation was strong at the recent WineVit conference, with many faculty, staff, and students taking home awards for their hard work.

Danni Fox stands next to her research poster.

WSU scientists offer research, advice for successful vineyard management

From unpredictable weather to pests and diseases, vineyard managers contend with a lot of challenges. Sessions at the recent WineVit conference showed that Washington State University scientists are determined to help Washington’s grape growers be successful and prosperous.

A panel of four sits in chairs. One speaks into a microphone and looks toward an individual standing at the podium. A black curtain is behind them.

WSU tree fruit Extension specialist recognized with Latino Leadership Award

Bernardita Sallato, a WSU assistant professor and tree fruit Extension specialist, received the Latino Leadership Award from the Washington State Tree Fruit Association for her outreach work with the Hispanic community.

Sallato smiles, holding the award in front of a brick wall.