Crop and Soil Sciences

WSU’s New Grains Northwest program yields farm-to-school opportunities for buckwheat

The New Grains Northwest program is researching underutilized grains like buckwheat and millet while growing new farm-to-school markets.

Close-up of buckwheat flower.

New grant to help grain farmers find low falling numbers sooner

WSU scientists are working to develop a new test that could save wheat growers millions of dollars thanks to a new grant.

A person squats down in a field surrounded by golden wheat plants.

New cross-college major bridges agriculture and human health

In WSU’s new Human Nutrition and Food Systems major, students will study the connection from fields to plates to human health.

A man stands in a field of golden-colored grain.

WSU soil researchers seed long-term projects across Washington

Underfoot, soil supports and sustains us. But there’s a fair chance that the average person doesn’t think about the critical role of this vital natural resource in our food supply, environment, and economy.

In the background, a tractor plants wheat seeds.

Australian professor shares herbicide resistance knowledge during WSU visit

A recent visit from Australian professor Michael Walsh demonstrates that the key to helping WSU weed science researchers battle herbicide resistance could come from Down Under.