Water Quality

Riparian grazing workshops connect clean water and ranch profitability

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Two 2-day Washington State University Extension workshops in May will teach livestock producers how to connect clean water and ranch profitability. The workshops will teach producers how to accurately identify their risk of causing water quality problems and then link risks to specific strategies that are proven to protect riparian function, […]

WSU Expertise Contributes to Understanding of Social Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops in U.S. Agriculture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Recognizing that the social dimension is as important as the technological and economic aspects, the National Academy of Sciences turned to Washington State University when it wanted expertise to assess the sustainability of U.S. agriculture. Raymond A. Jussaume, WSU professor of rural and community sociology, served on a NAS National Research Council […]

WSU Ag Research Center, WSU Extension Break Record for Grant Awards

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fiscal 2009 was a record-breaking year in terms of grant awards to faculty members in the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and WSU Extension. The WSU Agricultural Research Center, housed in CAHNRS, topped its fiscal 2008 total for grant awards by nearly $6 million, jumping from […]

WSU Leads National Livestock Feed Management Program

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Extension is leading a nationwide program to help livestock and poultry operators and others develop ways to meet stricter environmental regulations for managing nutrients and to protect water quality by managing how and what livestock eat. Joe Harrison, an Extension specialist at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, […]

Where Does All of That Rain Water Go?

TACOMA, Wash. — Where is all of the rain water of the past several weeks ending up, and more importantly to WSU Extension educator Curtis Hinman, how is it getting to its final destination? How development of once open, plant-covered spaces changes stormwater movement over and through the landscape is one of the greatest threats […]

WSU Honors Soil Scientist

PULLMAN, Wash. — Craig Cogger, Washington State University extension soil scientist, received the university’s 16th annual Kenneth J. Morrison Award in Agronomy and Soils here today. The award recognizes WSU Cooperative Extension faculty for significant contributions to agronomic crop production and soil management. Cogger, who is stationed in Puyallup, was honored for his work to […]

Water, Water Everywhere and How to Keep it Clean

PULLMAN, Wash. — In one way or another, the quality of water in the Northwest will be addressed by 80 speakers at the Research and Extension Regional Water Quality Conference 2002 in Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 20-21. “The main objective of the conference is to present current science and scientific advances on water quality issues that […]

WSU Slates Water Quality Roundtables

PULLMAN, Wash. — A sustainable future for fish, water and people is the goal of three regional watershed roundtables sponsored by Washington State University. Donald Nelson, WSU Cooperative Extension specialist, said WSU is trying to help divergent interests arrive at a common vision of the future and foster creative solutions to old conflicts. The roundtables […]

WSU Seeks Collaborative Water Quality Action

PULLMAN, Wash. — As a neutral, third party, Washington State University hopes to bring diverse interests together to help create a sustainable future for fish, water and people. Donald Nelson, WSU Cooperative Extension specialist, said WSU is sponsoring three regional watershed roundtable meetings to be held in Portland, Spokane area, and Boise. The goal is […]