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 […]

Honey Bee Expert to Deliver Catts Lectures March 22 and 23

PULLMAN, Wash. — Thomas E. Rinderer, research geneticist and research leader with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory in Baton Rouge, La., will deliver two lectures during the 11th annual E. Paul Catts Memorial Lecture Series on March 22 and 23. Rinderer will speak on “Africanized Honey Bees in the […]

WSU Receives $680,000 Grant for Organic Wheat Breeding

PULLMAN, Wash. — Stephen Jones, a Washington State University wheat breeder, has received a $680,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop wheat varieties suited for low-input and organic agriculture systems. The funding will underwrite continuing research in the nation’s only certified organic wheat breeding program. “There’s a tremendous demand for organic wheat,” […]

2nd Allan Plant Breeding Symposium April 17

PULLMAN, Wash. — Crop breeders from North Carolina and California will discuss their work at the second Robert E. Allan Plant Breeding Symposium from 1:10 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in room C107 of Johnson Hall at Washington State University. Jim Holland, a maize geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service at North […]

WSU Researcher Maps the Tree Fruit Genome Mosaic

PULLMAN, Wash. — Better apples, peaches, pears and cherries at market sooner. That is one benefit of research by Washington State University bioinformaticist Dorrie Main. Piece by piece, Main is mapping the DNA mosaic of the rosaceous family, which includes Washington’s largest crop – apples – and other tree fruit as well as cherries, peaches, […]