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.
Per McCord uses genetic markers to speed the breeding of new varieties for state’s half-billion-dollar cherry industry.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – For many high school and minority students who grow up in agriculture families, leaving the farm is a primary goal. But Washington State University’s Spark program is igniting interest among these teens in rewarding, profitable jobs in ag, where vacancies far outnumber applicants.