Breeding

Partner-funded WSU Plant Growth Facility is paid off, paying forward

Now paid off, WSU’s expanded Plant Growth facility enables faster, more efficient breeding and more competitive new wheat varieties.

Japan millers tour PGF

New Stone Fruit Breeder at WSU Prosser Center

PROSSER, Wash. – Nnadozie Oraguzie, a senior scientist at New Zealand’s state-owned horticulture research institution, has assumed duties as stone fruit breeder-geneticist at the Washington State University Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center. He will focus on development of new sweet cherry varieties suited for production in the Pacific Northwest. “Dr. Oraguzie has an […]

Lyon Receives State Crop Improvement Association Award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Steven R. Lyon, a senior scientific assistant in Washington State University’s winter wheat breeding program, received the O.A. Vogel Crop Improvement Award Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Washington State Crop Improvement Association in Pasco. The award is given annually to an individual in WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural […]

Endangered Rabbit Beats the Odds

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University researchers feel like long-shot lottery winners after discovering that endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits are once again breeding in the wild in Washington. Len Zeoli, a WSU doctoral student in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, was shocked recently while doing field studies to see a young pygmy rabbit […]

WSU Agronomy Field Days Scheduled in June and July

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will host three major agronomy field days in June and July focusing on “Novel Solutions to Traditional Problems.” The 91st annual field day of the WSU Lind Dryland Research Station is scheduled June 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the field tour at 9 a.m. Research topics will […]