USDA

WSU partners with local community colleges to enhance urban forests

WSU is working with four local community colleges to improve tree canopy cover in several urban areas throughout the state. The five-year project, designed to increase resilience amid a changing climate, is supported by a nearly $1.8 million USDA grant.

Two people sit at a table, and one stands near the table. In front of the table are small trees in pots. The table cloth on the table has the WSU logo and "WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center Washington State University." On the table are brochures and flyers. Behind the table are posters and flyers pinned to a bulletin board.

Partner-funded WSU Plant Growth Facility is paid off, paying forward

Now paid off, WSU’s expanded Plant Growth facility enables faster, more efficient breeding and more competitive new wheat varieties.

Japan millers tour PGF

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture helps break ground for new USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building

Officials, legislators, and university leaders broke ground for the new USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building on the Pullman campus

USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Building Groundbreaking

New grant aims to reduce plastic taken from fields to landfills

WSU leads a new $8 million USDA-funded project aiming to advance soil-biodegradable plastic mulches and develop innovative methods for recycling the regular plastic mulch.

Strawberries growing in a field on plastic mulch.

Grad student wins fellowship to study buckwheat’s potential

WSU Ph.D. candidate Rachel Breslauer received a $120,000 USDA pre-doctoral fellowship to study buckwheat as a cash crop as well as a cover crop.

A woman in a field of plants with tiny white flowers.