Mint, DNA Sequencer, Irrigation Info

Using Science to Rescue a Wilting Mint Industry Although Washington is the largest peppermint producer in the United States, this status is being challenged. So too is the U.S. share of the global mint oil market, which has slipped from a position of dominance to under 50 percent from the flood of synthetic and different-quality […]

WSU Extension Launches Irrigated Agriculture Information Service

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University experts have just launched a new web site for agricultural industry professionals called the Irrigated Agriculture Information Service. The site is at and is designed to provide users with a customizable source of timely irrigation information. The service is completely free and was developed by a team of […]

Resistance Management, Water

WSU Scientist Advocates Fungicide Stewardship It’s every doctor’s worst nightmare. Whether a healthcare practitioner for people, animals or plants, discovering that a disease (pathogen) has evolved resistance to your front-line defense is bad news. We’ve heard about it with a form of Staphylococcus that is resistant to multiple antibiotics, making it tough for doctors 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 […]

Water, South America, Clore Center

Smart Vine: Grapevines Adapt to Changing Water Supply Years of intense research in the arid wine-grape growing region of eastern Washington has taught growers how plants react to various irrigation regimes. Water is such a valuable resource its known as “blue gold,” so this research has been a vital component of growers’ success in producing […]

Best Paper, Auction Wrap, More WAWGG

Spanish Viticulturists Working with WSU Scientists to Further Understanding of Vineyard Irrigation Management Pascual Romero, a visiting scientist at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, is the lead author of this year’s Best Paper in Viticulture award from the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Romero shares the award with co-authors and […]