WSU Ag Research Center, WSU Extension Break Record for Grant Awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fiscal 2009 was a record-breaking year in terms of grant awards to faculty members in the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and WSU Extension. The WSU Agricultural Research Center, housed in CAHNRS, topped its fiscal 2008 total for grant awards by nearly $6 million, jumping from […]

WSU Ag Research Center Director Named ASABE Fellow

PULLMAN, Wash. – Ralph Cavalieri, associate dean for research and director of the Agricultural Research Center at Washington State University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, an honor bestowed on just 2 percent of ASABE members worldwide. Cavalieri, who is also a professor of biological systems engineering […]

WSU Researchers Receive $3.3 Million in USDA Specialty Crop Grants

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University were among the most successful nationwide in winning competitive grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Specialty Crop Research Initiative. This new program targets research funding to “specialty crops,” which include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. Designated research funds had not […]

WSU, Bee Industry Dedicate Funds to Study Colony Collapse Causes

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University scientists and Pacific Northwest beekeepers are joining forces to find out what is causing the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder that has wiped out thousands of hives throughout the region over the past several years. Two large beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest – Eric Olson of Yakima and Tom Hamilton […]

Ristow Appointed Associate Research Director

PULLMAN, Wash. — Sandra S. Ristow has been appointed associate director of the Washington State University Agricultural Research Center. Research Director Ralph Cavalieri said Ristow brings a strong background in basic research in biological sciences. Her preparation for leadership was enhanced by the Bryn Mawr Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, which sponsored her […]

WSU Scientists to Receive $5 Million in New Research Funds

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University scientists fared well in competitive grants announced Wednesday by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Ralph Cavalieri, director of the WSU Agricultural Research Center, said four WSU scientists received grants totaling $5,010,051. The money was awarded under the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems, which selected 86 projects from almost […]

WSU Promotes Cavalieri

PULLMAN, Wash. — Ralph P. Cavalieri has been named associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics and director of Washington State University’s Agricultural Research Center. James Zuiches, dean of the college, said the appointment will be effective April 1. “Dr. Cavalieri brings a number of positive attributes to his new position,” Zuiches […]

Administrative Changes at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Michael J. Tate has been appointed director of Washington State University Cooperative Extension, and James Carlson, director of the WSU Agricultural Research Center, effective Jan. 15. James Zuiches, dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, has carried both directors’ titles, as well as that of dean, since taking the dean’s […]

State Budget Relieves WSU Ag Equipment Crisis

PULLMAN, Wash. — James Zuiches, dean of Washington State University’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics, said in a statement released today that the new state budget will greatly reduce his college’s agricultural field equipment crisis. “We are very pleased with the legislature’s appropriation of $2 million to replace old research equipment,” Zuiches said. We […]