A team at WSU Tri‑Cities is researching the impact a type of fungus could have on vineyard growth and associated nutrient uptake, which could lead to less watering and less fertilizer.
Backed by a more‑than‑$3 million fund, the new chair will work with Washington’s potato industry to manage soil health and protect the vital ecosystem that allows farmers to grow healthy, high quality potatoes.
As director, Lewis will support a broad range of Washington industries and endeavors, including food and fuel crops, forestry, animal agriculture, water resources and more.
The wildfire smoke enveloping Washington in September gave a WSU researcher the chance to measure smoke particulates in the air of Northwest vineyards.
The researchers’ long‑term goal is to help develop a winter cover crop that can thrive in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Corn Belt and beyond.
A new video explains WSU’s ground-breaking science behind surrogate sires.
WSU researchers are part of a national effort to find a higher-value use for corn stover, a plentiful source of lignin and a structural molecule used to make advanced jet fuels.
Washington State University’s tree fruit orchard is growing into its new location just outside Pullman.
On average, men showed less empathy toward temporary agricultural laborers and were less likely to see food supply and production as national security issues, according to a study led by WSU economist Jeff Luckstead.
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources will use the grant to identify optimal areas in Washington for multi-partner digester projects to reduce food waste.
Highlighted speakers for the event, planned virtually Oct. 6 and 7, include U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Cornell University Professor Norman Scott.
The $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will expand the farmer suicide prevention work done by WSU Extension to 13 western states and four U.S. territories.
The $4.75 million research effort will use remote sensors on drones or airplanes and other technologies to help farmers better identify nutrient surpluses or deficiencies in a timely manner.
WSU scientists have helped identify 10 genetic markers and promising parent varieties that could boost the quality of alfalfa hay, making it more digestible and nourishing.
Participants will work in teams online Oct. 1–5 to answer questions centered on issues facing the agriculture industry.
For the first time, a team of scientists led by WSU’s Jon Oatley have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.
WSU researchers are studying the effects of heat and developing an electronic, open‑source cooling system to protect plants and wine quality.