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

Maguire Plants Seed for Graduate Fellowship

PULLMAN, Wash. — Jim Maguire retired from Washington State University three years ago after 39 years on the crops and soils faculty. But you wouldn’t know it. The former professor and director of the WSU Seed Technology Laboratory has continued to teach part-time and has remained active in such organizations as the International Herbage Seed […]

’98 Prospects Good for Most of Ag

PULLMAN, Wash. — The coming year should be a generally good one for most segments of Washington’s agricultural industry, according to the 1998 Pacific Northwest Agricultural Situation and Outlook Report, which will be published Jan. 2. A notable exception will be wheat. The economic report is the product of 44 agricultural economists and other authorities […]

Independent Panel Finds WSU Field Burning Study Credible

PULLMAN, Wash. — Although it found some problems with Washington State University’s controversial grass seed field-burning study, an independent panel of six scientists says the study is credible. It reviewed the Grass Seed Field Burning Report of January 1997, issued by the WSU Agricultural Economics Department for the state Department of Ecology. The report estimated […]