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Irrigated dryland research draws Afghanistan interest

Posted by | December 4, 2015
Assadullah Zamir, far right, Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, learns about WSU irrigation research at Prosser during a November visit.
Assadullah Zamir, far right, Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, learns about WSU irrigation research at Prosser during a November visit.

Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, Assadullah Zamir, explored research at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Education Center in Prosser during a visit in November.

Naidu Rayapati, an associate professor with the Department of Plant Pathology, and Mohammad Amini, a grad student in Biological Systems Engineerings, shared discoveries with the minister, who was most interested in the university’s work in irrigation, research into dryland wheat farming and grapes.

“He’s very keen to have collaboration,” Rayapati told the Tri-City Herald.

Read the full story in the Tri-City Herald.