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Doreen Main named horticulture interim chair
July 19, 2021

Professor and plant scientist Doreen Main will again lead Washington State University’s Department of Horticulture. She returned as interim chair of the department on July 16.

Jake Blauer joins WSU’s potato research group
February 26, 2021

Blauer, a new post-harvest potato physiologist at WSU, plans to partner with agronomy experts to ensure the potato industry’s environmental footprint is small while still producing a profitable and tasty product.

WSU Extension offers Home Horticulture Training
December 7, 2020

Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter with Washington State University Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program.

Grafting watermelon prevents disease, WSU study shows
August 19, 2020

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.

A taste of the wild side
August 14, 2020

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.