WSU Farmer-to-Farmer Program Visits an Organic Greenhouse Operation

The market for fresh vegetables doesn’t stop when outdoor production becomes impossible. Puget Sound consumers still want healthy fresh salad-greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and more, making year-round regionally based greenhouse production cost-effective and profitable once again. Join Washington State University Snohomish County Extension on Saturday, Mar. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a visit […]

Farming under Glass and Plastic? Possible and Profitable

EVERETT, Wash. – The downturn in housing starts has resulted in a marked decrease in ornamental nursery production, while vegetable plant sales and the demand for local fresh fruit and vegetables remains steady. With centralized food production jeopardized by contamination and transportation issues, year-round regionally based greenhouse production is again becoming cost-effective and profitable. Structures […]

“Green” Industry Larger Than Thought

PUYALLUP, Wash. — It generates more gross business income than the state’s railroads and more than the forestry and fishing industries combined. It’s Washington’s landscape and nursery industry, known as the “Green” industry in landscaping circles. The state’s landscape and nursery industry generated more than $842 million in retail sales of plants, tools, fertilizers and […]

Murray, Nethercutt to Speak at WSU Open House

PULLMAN, Wash. — Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. George Nethercutt are scheduled to lead a contingent of speakers at an open house of Washington State University’s new, state-of-the-art, $8 million wheat research facility at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. The open house is one of several events planned for the annual Land Grant Day celebration […]


You are cordially invited. We will be happy to arrange interviews before or after the event if you can’t make it. What: Greenhouse Raising Ceremony for Washington State University’s $8 million Plant Growth/Wheat Research Center When: 11:30 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, October 19, 1996 Where: Wilson Road east of Meats Lab Who: State and federal […]

USDA-ARS Greenhouse Dedicated at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — A $190,000 addition to a U.S. Department of Agriculture greenhouse was dedicated Tuesday at Washington State University. The 1,000-square-foot expansion will provide USDA-Agricultural Research Service plant breeders with additional space for experiments with dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. More than 90 percent of the nation’s dry peas and lentils are grown in […]