Despite their ancient origins, pulse crops, such as dry peas, lentils and chickpeas, are enjoying renewed popularity as scientists and others evaluate options for feeding a growing global population.
In a scientific first, WSU researchers have found that tomato spotted wilt virus, part of a group called tospoviruses, may be able to sense light and respond to plant growth hormones.
WSU’s growing collaboration with Germany’s interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences is adding a global perspective to the University’s work to advance agricultural science and develop sustainable methods of food production.
Of the 10 raspberry varieties that Puyallup-based small fruit breeder Patrick Moore has released in his 31 years at WSU, “this is one of the best,” he said.
Two scientists at WSU are launching new research this spring into better plant defenses based on genes and vaccines.
Aerial drones could eventually help Washington farmers recoup some of the $80 million a year in crop damage caused by birds.
Selected this summer to lead WSU research into sustainable tree fruit production for Washington and the world, Evans will begin her term as interim director on Aug. 26.
Owners of wooded property around the Puget Sound will build skills for caring for their land and trees at the Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day on Aug. 10.
WSU scientists were recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for their research exploring how machines can quickly shake apples out of trees, then safely catch and harvest them.
With Independence Day tomorrow, the WSU Insider dug into the Ask Dr. Universe archives for one of our 2016 favorites on how to make a classic July treat.
Washington State University Extension Forestry offers a free evening seminar on the impacts recent droughts have had on trees and what that means for privately- owned forests in the region.
The 2019 field day includes tours on improved growing practices, pest management, and a look at commercial seed trials.
A research team led by WSU Professor Hanu Pappu has used AI to predict a handful of likely proteins that a virus could attack in plants.
Explore the latest tools and ideas in the fight against farm weeds at WSU’s 2019 Weed Science Field Tour, Wednesday, June 19, in Pullman.
Their work is a powerful new tool for addressing a bevy of regulatory concerns and commercial claims as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more commonplace.
A team of WSU researchers is putting satellites and drones to work in the hunt for better wheat varieties to help feed a growing world more sustainably.
With summer barbecue season in full swing, the WSU Insider dug into the Ask Dr. Universe archives for this hunger-inducing 2017 article.