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Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers’ fingertips
February 23, 2018

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

PCR soil pathogen test in fieldPULLMAN, Wash.  Soil pathogen testing – critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive – will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists are sharing.

Research identifies new fungi causing ugly disease in peonies
December 21, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

peony bud with fungusPULLMAN, Wash. – Pacific Northwest farmers have found success growing peonies for a thriving global market. But a devastating fungus called Botrytis is limiting market growth and profits for Northwest farmers.

Ringing in the season with WSU’s Dr. Christmas Tree
December 19, 2017

Plant pathologist Gary Chastagner, sometimes known as the Scientific Santa Claus, is fresh off the largest Christmas tree research project in U.S. history, a $1.3 million effort funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Pink snow mold destruction discovered in area wheat fields
March 28, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Damage caused by snow mold in some eastern Washington wheat fields has surprised a Washington State University plant expert who has studied the fungus for nearly four decades.