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.
Researchers combine forces to find nonchemical, natural solution in stopping parasitic worms that cause huge damage to potatoes, grapes, onions and other crops.
WSU doctoral student races to help Washington’s apple and pear growers in fight against one of the worst outbreaks of fire blight in recent history.
WSU virologist Hanu Pappu has dedicated his life to lessening the negative impacts of plant viruses. His contributions in phytomedicine have resulted in a prestigious Humboldt Research Award.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to the groundbreaking celebration for the fourth building in the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex on June 27.
Amit Dhingra, genomics and biotechnology, has been honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research for his mentoring of undergraduate researchers.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, 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.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, 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.