wheat breeding

New high-yield WSU spring wheat named for Black pioneer and family

Newest spring variety is an outstanding wheat named for Black pioneer George Bush and his son, William Owen Bush.

William Owen Bush with WSU spring wheat

Public wheat breeders continue 130-year legacy of excellence

From the 1890s through today, WSU wheat breeders have kept Washington wheat competitive and adapted to our unique challenges.

Vogel and Allan- new wheat, historic photo

New plant growth facility to help wheat, small grain growers; dedication Oct. 17

WSU and the Washington Grain Commission funded the new $15 million Washington Grains Plant Growth Facility on the WSU Pullman campus. A dedication ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and will include graduate student-led tours of the facility.

WSU releases new barley variety honoring longtime plant breeder Steve Lyon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – After more than 22 years of breeding wheat for Washington State University, Steve Lyon never expected to make a name for himself in the barley field. But this spring’s release of ‘Lyon,’ a new variety of barley, is one way his colleagues in Pullman have chosen to recognize his long-term contributions […]