Gary Chastagner’s excitement for holiday fir trees has permeated his research work since 1979 and recently earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Christmas Tree Association.
In a scientific first, WSU researchers have found that tomato spotted wilt virus, part of a group called tospoviruses, may be able to sense light and respond to plant growth hormones.
WSU’s growing collaboration with Germany’s interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences is adding a global perspective to the University’s work to advance agricultural science and develop sustainable methods of food production.
Two scientists at WSU are launching new research this spring into better plant defenses based on genes and vaccines.
Renowned for his research in wheat disease management and pathogen resistance, Murray began his second appointment as department chair on July 1.
WSU researchers have discovered the way plants respond to disease-causing organisms and how they protect themselves.
Two national research teams led by WSU scientists are working to protect grapes, onions and garlic from pests and diseases.
Washington State University’s Plant Phenomics Symposium will host six different scientists from research institutions across the country to discuss up-to-date phenomics.
Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans help plants fight disease as well. That discovery reveals a mechanism that could help scientists develop new ways for plants to battle infection.
Four WSU faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board.