Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

WSU tree fruit Extension specialist recognized with Latino Leadership Award

Bernardita Sallato, a WSU assistant professor and tree fruit Extension specialist, received the Latino Leadership Award from the Washington State Tree Fruit Association for her outreach work with the Hispanic community.

Sallato smiles, holding the award in front of a brick wall.

CAHNRS Faculty Feature: Steve Fransen

We asked several CAHNRS Ambassadors, excellent students who love WSU and their college, to name their favorite or most influential professors. And now we’re featuring those nominated educators in this weekly series, which runs through the summer. Today we’re showcasing Steve Fransen, research agronomist and WSU Extension Specialist in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the Irrigated […]

Cool, wet June weather statewide reminiscent of 2011

PROSSER, Wash. – June weather in Washington was ‘déjà vu all over again.’ Despite early glimpses of summer in April and May, Washington weather regressed into a chilly spring during June, with conditions that were eerily reminiscent of 2011. “Many AgWeatherNet locations recorded temperatures of 2 to 3 degrees below average, along with unusually wet […]

WSU Scientist Pays It Forward with Agrotechnology Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge is power, and in data-poor regions of the world, techniques that make data collection more efficient are a boon for local researchers and the stakeholders they serve. That’s why WSU agrometeorologist Gerrit Hoogenboom helped lead a series of workshops in Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya to transfer decision-support system technologies to researchers in African nations.

Science in Paradise, Upcoming Events, Wine Cruise

Doing Science in a Phenolic Paradise “My main interest is in the kinetics and extraction patterns of phenolics during the maceration process of red winemaking,” Federico Casassa told me when I caught up with the doctoral candidate at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. It took me a minute to […]

Going with the Flow, Beautiful Vineyards, Wine Cruise

Going with the Flow Viticulture researchers at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser are going with the flow – the inflow via phloem and xylem, and the outflow via transpiration and xylem backflow, that is. The woody xylem is an essential part of a plant’s plumbing. It’s through the xylem that water […]