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.
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.
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.
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.
A horticulturist who finds solutions for growing better vegetables, Miles has worked for 25 years at WSU. She is currently a vegetable Extension specialist and a professor in the Department of Horticulture.
Amit Dhingra sees leading Washington State University’s Department of Horticulture as an opportunity to give back. Dhingra, a WSU professor of 14 years, starts his two-year term July 1.
The WSU Horticulture Club will hold its Valentine’s Day plant sale 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13–14 at the greenhouses by Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe on the Pullman campus.
The goal of the $12.8 million project is to reveal genes and valuable traits of the popular fruits that could help growers develop new and tastier varieties.
Holiday poinsettias will be for sale from the Washington State University Horticulture Club 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5–6 at the greenhouses near Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe.