Kirsten Ball, a post-doctoral researcher with WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR), is working to understand the short- and long-term potential for organic amendments to improve carbon storage in soils of agricultural systems.
As a Small Farms Extension Specialist for Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Doug Collins finds new ways to bring the benefits of reduced tillage to the state’s growing organic agriculture industry.
Grant Supports Sustainable, Urban Ag Education in Puget Sound and Beyond As “green-collar” jobs continue to emerge, a three-year, $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation brings together Washington State University and several Puget Sound community colleges to support undergraduate students interested in pursuing educational opportunities in sustainable agriculture and working on small urban farms. […]
New WSU Program Tackles Challenge of Developing Science-based Tools to Measure Sustainability in Ag and Food Systems A new WSU program has been charged with developing science-based tools to measure the sustainability of food production systems. The program, called “Measure to Manage: Food and Farm Diagnostics for Sustainability and Health,” or M2M, just received a […]
WSU Researchers Improve Cold Hardiness Measure for Apples and Sweet Cherries Researchers at WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) are developing a more accurate cold hardiness measurement system for apples and sweet cherries. The new three-year project, currently funded by the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, will help Pacific Northwest growers better […]