WSU researchers are studying the effects of heat and developing an electronic, open‑source cooling system to protect plants and wine quality.
Grafting joins parts from two plants together so they grow as a single plant. The researchers found grafted watermelon crops produced greater yields than non-grafted plants when there is disease pressure.
Scientists at WSU have teamed up with cherry growers to find improved defenses against a disease that devastated orchards 70 years ago and has resurfaced in the Pacific Northwest.
The development of a new apple variety, such as Cosmic Crisp®, is often the work of an entire career. WSU doctoral student Tymon James thinks he might be able to take a few steps that will speed that process up.
The Arbor Day Foundation, the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, has named WSU a 2019 Tree Campus USA.
A growing number of fruit and vegetable growers in the Columbia Basin are working with researchers in WSU Extension to find an easier way to track and share data on water quality used for crop irrigation.
A team of scientists led by Washington State University Horticulture Professor Kate Evans found that public plant breeding programs are seeing decreases in funding and personnel.
For Master Gardeners Lindy Sheehan and Michelle Murphy at WSU Yakima County Extension, therapeutic gardening is part of a life-long passion for horticulture.
A gift from the Paul Lauzier Foundation is delivering much‑needed space and equipment for hands‑on student learning at the center.
National and state agricultural regulators report that residents throughout the U.S. have received unsolicited packages of seeds, the majority of which appear to come from China.