Hanu Pappu

$5.6 million for specialty crop research protecting grapes, onions from pests and diseases

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating and fast-adapting pests and diseases, thanks to more than $5 million in Specialty Crop Research Initiative grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Researching sustainable defenses, Hanu […]

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WSU Plant Pathologists Win $1 Million in Grant Funds to Add Key Layer to Nationwide Onion IPM Project

PULLMAN, Wash. – Plant pathologists at Washington State University have won more than $1 million in grant funding to participate in a multi-state team of scientists and industry professionals to create a suite of management tools to improve the productivity and profitability of the United States onion industry.

Pappu Named Department Chair of Plant Pathology

PULLMAN, Wash.- Hanu R. Pappu, an associate professor and holder of the President Samuel Smith Endowed Chair in Plant Virology at Washington State University, has been named chair of WSU’s plant pathology department. Pappu succeeded WSU professor and plant pathologist Timothy D. Murray on December 2. “It is truly a privilege to be selected as […]