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Sparking an interest in agriculture
March 2, 2018

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

tank of floating applesPROSSER, Wash. – Towering more than 40 feet high and able to hold more than 30,000 gallons of liquid, the enormous wine tanks at Four Feathers Wine Estates were an impressive and a little intimidating sight to area high school students.

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.

Bread Lab director Stephen Jones earns Pellegrini Award
February 15, 2018

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

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Stephen Jones, director of the Washington State University Bread Lab and professor of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Angelo Pellegrini Award.

Jan 22, 24, 25: Three oilseed workshops offered
January 17, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Oilseed Workshops at three locations, hosted by Washington State University Oilseed Cropping Systems Research and Extension, are scheduled for January 22-25 in Eastern Washington.

Feb. 8: ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms’ workshop
January 12, 2018

Palouse farm fields and soilPULLMAN, Wash. – “Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms,” a workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Banyan’s Pavilion.

Jan. 4: Soil acidity on the Palouse focus of workshop
December 5, 2017

photo of palouse fieldsPULLMAN, Wash. – As the pH of the Palouse’s soil decreases, the concern of farmers and researchers has increased. Washington State University will host a soil acidity workshop featuring top experts from around the region.

Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds
November 8, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate.