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Asia-Pacific partners get look at WSU research for Skagit Valley’s exported specialty crops

Sharing research that helps Washington’s Skagit Valley specialty-crop producers supply the world, scientists at WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center gave members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) an in-field look at current projects on soil-biodegradable plastic mulch, soil health, and disease defense. Visiting Mount Vernon on Friday, Aug. 4, five APEC-member secretaries or […]

Lisa DeVetter hosts the APEC tour

New grant aims to reduce plastic taken from fields to landfills

WSU leads a new $8 million USDA-funded project aiming to advance soil-biodegradable plastic mulches and develop innovative methods for recycling the regular plastic mulch.

Strawberries growing in a field on plastic mulch.

Grad student wins fellowship to study buckwheat’s potential

WSU Ph.D. candidate Rachel Breslauer received a $120,000 USDA pre-doctoral fellowship to study buckwheat as a cash crop as well as a cover crop.

A woman in a field of plants with tiny white flowers.

Dean, scientists share research and Extension supporting Northwest berry industry

CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright joined Washington State University scientists sharing the latest research supporting the Northwest’s berry industry, at the Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show, Nov. 28 at Lynden, Wash. Presented in collaboration with the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, Washington Blueberry Commission, and Whatcom County Extension, the event highlighted the latest discoveries […]

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WSU esteemed scientist named Distinguished Professor

Acknowledging her world-renowned reputation in service to agriculture, Washington State University named plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit as the recipient of the Alfred Christianson Distinguished Professorship in Vegetable Seed Science. The award provides extra funding that du Toit can apply to pivotal crop seed research projects as needed. “We hope this endowment will continue to […]

André Wright, Lindsey du Toit, and Chad Kruger pose in front of a bunch of trees

Team’s research to protect onions from pests, pathogens wins USDA award

With a market value of nearly a billion dollars, onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the U.S. But some farmers have been abandoning the crop due to losses from pests and disease—meaning fewer onions for consumers and a shrinking industry. Leading national efforts to save the onion industry from destructive pests and […]

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