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University Category: Vegetables

WSU organic farm offers food bank patrons fresh choices

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 4,000 pounds of certified-organic student-grown produce from Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm has been provided to 13 food pantries in Whitman County this year to feed hundreds of families in need.

Jan. 20: Selecting veggies to grow in western Washington

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension EVERETT, Wash. – Before placing this year’s seed catalog orders, gardeners can learn what’s new in vegetable varieties and what grows best in the area. “What to Grow in Western Washington” will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th […]

Grafting research could rescue state’s watermelon crop

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The watermelon crop has declined dramatically in Washington because of disease. But Washington State University researchers are developing a solution that involves grafting watermelon plants onto squash and other vine plant rootstocks.

Winter soil testing, research aid spinach seed growers

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Soil from area growers is being tested through mid-February at Washington State University Mount Vernon to determine field suitability for planting spinach seed in spring. Meanwhile, related spinach disease research recently was accepted for publication.

July 31: WSU hosts free Organic Farm Field Day

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash.—The latest organic agriculture research and hands-on teaching methods will be the focus of Washington State University’s free, public Organic Farm Field Day 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 31, at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on Animal Science Road just northeast of the grizzly […]