WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center

WSU esteemed scientist named Distinguished Professor

Acknowledging her world-renowned reputation in service to agriculture, Washington State University named plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit as the recipient of the Alfred Christianson Distinguished Professorship in Vegetable Seed Science. The award provides extra funding that du Toit can apply to pivotal crop seed research projects as needed. “We hope this endowment will continue to […]

André Wright, Lindsey du Toit, and Chad Kruger pose in front of a bunch of trees

Issue #200, Hard Cider, Precision Ag

On Solid Ground Publishes 200th Issue You are reading the 200th issue of Washington State University’s agricultural science e-newsletter On Solid Ground. The biweekly, electronic newsletter has been published continuously since August 2006 and in that time has run more than 600 news stories. “We started out with a select group of subscribers we wanted […]

WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day and Picnic Slated

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Members of northwestern Washington’s agricultural community are invited to participate in the annual field day and picnic at the Washington State University-Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center. The event will feature a tour of field research trials, a picnic dinner, and meetings of the Northwest Agricultural Research Foundation and […]

High Tunnels Extend West Side Growing Season for High-value Crops

Mount Vernon, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are exploring the use of high tunnels to help Washington growers earn a higher return on their crops. High tunnels can increase fruit production, improve crop quality, extend the growing season, and reduce disease. “We want to help growers on the west side get more return per […]