Precision Agriculture

Opportunities that soar: Biological Systems Engineering earns top ranking

They’re piloting drones over Washington vineyards, turning wood waste into jet fuel, and deploying thermal cameras to breed crops that resist drought. Their ideas launch businesses, transform agriculture and help feed a growing planet. That’s why U.S. News and World Report recognized the WSU Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) program, ranking it 14th in the nation […]

Food engineering graduate Nydia Munoz works in the lab.

Trio of videos feature importance of WSU wine research

WSU V&E Program research faculty and students star in newly released video series. Watch to learn about the history and innovation at the core of Washington state wine research. Wine research initiatives take the stage in a series of videos created for the Washington State Wine Commission. The video series shares the importance and value […]

Purple winegrapes on a trellis.

Issue #200, Hard Cider, Precision Ag

On Solid Ground Publishes 200th Issue You are reading the 200th issue of Washington State University’s agricultural science e-newsletter On Solid Ground. The biweekly, electronic newsletter has been published continuously since August 2006 and in that time has run more than 600 news stories. “We started out with a select group of subscribers we wanted […]

Climate-Change Research Grant to Support Study of Nitrogen, Water Use Efficiency in Farming

PULLMAN, Wash.—A collaborative Washington State University study of how nitrogen and water availability vary within Palouse wheat fields will ultimately help farmers better manage nitrogen fertilizer application on their croplands and reduce one of Earth’s top four greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide.

Precision Farming and Direct Seed Field Day, June 25

The Washington State University-USDA Precision Farming and Direct Seed field day at Cook Agronomy Farm is slated for Thursday, June 25. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with field tours scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon. This year’s topics include eye spot and stripe rust, in-field disease monitoring with real-time PCR, resistant prickly lettuce, weed control […]

Pierce Honored at Precision Ag Conference

PULLMAN, Wash – Fran Pierce, director of Washington State University’s Center for Precision Agricultural Systems and a professor in the crop and soil sciences and biological systems engineering departments, received the first Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Senior Scientist Award at the ninth International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Denver this week. The award honors […]