WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

Hop researchers learn advanced brewing techniques

PROSSER, Wash. – In 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder Ken Grossman effectively put the Cascade hop of Yakima, Wash., on the map. The hop was central to the pale ale that made Grossman’s company a household name. More than three decades later, Washington State University researchers studying optimal brewing qualities with that same hop recently […]

Washington’s 2011-12 winter was average but certainly not normal

PROSSER, Wash. — Sometimes you have to see the game to understand what really happened. If ever there was a time when the scorecard failed to capture the essence of an event, it was this winter. “Although Washington’s 2011 – 2012 winter season was fairly average according to the numbers, it was far from a […]

MEDIA ALERT: Press Invited to Cherry Industry Information Session and Orchard Tour

PROSSER, Wash. — The press is invited to attend a Cherry Industry Information Session & Orchard Tour. The tour is slated for November 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants will assemble in the Hamilton Hall Large Conference room at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center located at 24016 N. […]

Water, South America, Clore Center

Smart Vine: Grapevines Adapt to Changing Water Supply Years of intense research in the arid wine-grape growing region of eastern Washington has taught growers how plants react to various irrigation regimes. Water is such a valuable resource its known as “blue gold,” so this research has been a vital component of growers’ success in producing […]

Best Paper, Auction Wrap, More WAWGG

Spanish Viticulturists Working with WSU Scientists to Further Understanding of Vineyard Irrigation Management Pascual Romero, a visiting scientist at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, is the lead author of this year’s Best Paper in Viticulture award from the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Romero shares the award with co-authors and […]

WSU Works with Multi-State Team to Combat Spotted Wing Drosophila

PROSSER, Wash. — Fueled by a $1.2 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant, Washington State University has mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of scientists and Extension educators to try to beat back the rapid encroachment of spotted wing drosophila.

Best Paper (Yet Again!), Organic Vineyards

WSU Wine Scientists Add another Jewel to the Crown WSU scientists have a long string of Best Paper Awards from the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. And the string is getting longer. Early each year, a committee appointed by the prestigious American Society of Enology and Viticulture, which publishes the journal, reviews all the […]

WSU/Washington Cattlemen’s Association Bull-Testing Program Underway

PROSSER, Wash. – Nearly 180 bulls from throughout the state are gathered here at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center for the annual bull test sponsored by WSU and the Washington Cattlemen’s Association. Sale date is March 26, 2008. “The WCA/WSU bull test is a tradition that started 15 years ago,” […]