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New review paper explores global dimensions of plant virus epidemics

Dr. Naidu Rayapati Worldwide, plant virus epidemics threaten livelihoods, food, farms, and the environment. Naidu Rayapati, WSU plant pathologist and director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and…

Rayapati helps Hispanic, Native American students grow STEM careers through $2.5 million grant

Dr. Naidu Rayapati Naidu Rayapati, scientist and director at Washington State University's Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) at Prosser, has joined a $2.5…

Education helps Nepalese farmers strengthen seed supply, protect crops

Strengthening seeds and crops against devastating diseases to help local farmers achieve food security, work by an international team of scientists is bearing fruit in…

Tropical Agriculture, Afghanistan

Fast, Cheap, and Accurate: Improved Virus Detecting Test Helps Check Spread of Cassava Disease The Nigerian poet and novelist Flora Nwapa calls it “Mother Cassava.”…

Flower Power, Small Bites, People, Events

WSU Scientists Use Flower Power to Combat Orchard Menace Apple orchards are intricate webs involving a delicate balance between trees, soils, water, insects and more.…

Wine in China, Grapevine Fanleaf Disease, Grapevine Moth

WSU Economists Explore the Chinese Market for Wine Economists at Washington State University are investigating ways to market Washington wine to the growing Chinese consumer…

Virus Fighters, Research Vineyard, Wine Tasting, Auction

Iraq War Vet Comes Home to Wine Country “The U.S. Army is a 200-plus-year-old organization,” said WSU viticulture and enology student Andrew Schultz. “They know…

Virus Fighters, Disease Detectors, Go North!

Seeking Answers for Grape Diseases Gardeners may prize ornamental grapes that turn crimson in late summer, but that’s not something wine grape growers want to…