Plant health

Fast, Cheap, and Accurate: Improved Virus Detecting Test Helps Check Spread of Cassava Disease

PROSSER, Wash. — The Nigerian poet and novelist Flora Nwapa calls it “Mother Cassava.” A fundamental staple in the diet of nearly a billion people, the cassava plant produces a root that is processed in a wide variety of ways to produce foods and beverages. After rice and beans, cassava is the most important subsistence […]

MEDIA ALERT: Phytochemical Society of North America 1998 Meeting

WHAT: 1998 Meeting WHO: Phytochemical Society of North America WHEN: July 26-31, 1998 WHERE: 130 Todd Hall, WSU Pullman Campus WHY: Discuss research on the use of phytochemicals in human health protection, nutrition and plant defense. CONTACT: Pat Sturko, 509/335-8383 during the conference or Terence L. Day 509/335-2806 (W) 509/334-1619 (H) or e-mail: Congressman […]

UV Light Discovery Surprises Scientists

PULLMAN, Wash. — Ultra violet light triggers plant defense mechanisms. This surprising discovery by Washington State University scientists was totally unexpected and is the opposite of what scientists had assumed about the ways that ultra violet light influences plants. It is of such a fundamental nature that Clarence Ryan, a member of the Academy of […]