Insights from irrigators in Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and the Yakima basins will help researchers develop innovations to foster water use efficiency in the Pacific Northwest.
The event will feature over 20 speakers and cover a variety of relevant topics, including pest management, development in small fruit breeding, international trade issues and horticulture management.
Backed by a more‑than‑$3 million fund, the new chair will work with Washington’s potato industry to manage soil health and protect the vital ecosystem that allows farmers to grow healthy, high quality potatoes.
As director, Lewis will support a broad range of Washington industries and endeavors, including food and fuel crops, forestry, animal agriculture, water resources and more.
The wildfire smoke enveloping Washington in September gave a WSU researcher the chance to measure smoke particulates in the air of Northwest vineyards.
The researchers’ long‑term goal is to help develop a winter cover crop that can thrive in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Corn Belt and beyond.
WSU researchers are part of a national effort to find a higher-value use for corn stover, a plentiful source of lignin and a structural molecule used to make advanced jet fuels.
Washington State University’s tree fruit orchard is growing into its new location just outside Pullman.
WSU is working with the Port of Tacoma and the Washington State Department of Agriculture to eradicate the invasive Mediterranean vineyard snail at the port using steam.
WSU’s Rabies Free Africa launched the Rabies Hero campaign today to raise national awareness about potential disease outbreaks in animals as people miss routine veterinary care appointments during COVID-19.