Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Hard Cider Making & Orcharding Workshop March 24

SULTAN, Wash. — Both sides of Washington State are well suited to an expanding hard cider industry owing to an abundance of apples and the growing numbers of consumers looking for more ways to support locally based agriculture. In just a few short years, the Northwest Cider Association has grown to include 18 new cideries […]

UI, WSU Team Up to Present Film about Women Landscape Architects

MOSCOW, Idaho — The departments of horticulture and landscape architecture at Washington State University and of landscape architecture at the University of Idaho have teamed up to host a special screening of the recently released documentary film “Women in the Dirt.” The film will show at the Kenworthy Theater in downtown Moscow on Nov. 15 […]

Stemless Cherry Project Reaches Milestones, Launches New Web Site

PROSSER, Wash. — In order to remain competitive in the global market, the world’s biggest sweet cherry producers have banded together to drive innovation along the entire production chain. The molecules-to-market project, called “A total systems approach to developing a sustainable, stem-free sweet cherry production, processing and marketing system,” is just completing its first year […]

Biodegradable Mulch Project Applies Textile Science to Agriculture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are working to develop a biodegradable mulch that would provide an alternative to costly and environmentally detrimental plastic mulch. The research project spans three states and five research institutions, said Debra Inglis, associate plant pathologist and project director. Inglis is based at WSU’s Northwest Washington Research and […]

Release of Peach Genome Provides Key Data for Breeders, Furthers Research

Realizing a decade-long dream, an international team of scientists today publicly released the peach genome sequence, the first genome completed for crops in the Rosaceae family. The data that comprises the peach genome is housed at Washington State University on the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Genome Database for Rosaceae (www.rosaceae.org).

WSU Horticulture Club’s Annual Mom’s Weekend Plant Sales Features Ed Hume

PULLMAN, Wash. – Gardening celebrity Ed Hume will dispense advice, sell his signature seed packets and sign his gardening books from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual Washington State University Horticulture Club’s Mom’s Week-end Plant Sale on Sunday, April 13. The plant sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will take […]