The goal of the $12.8 million project is to reveal genes and valuable traits of the popular fruits that could help growers develop new and tastier varieties.
In a scientific first, WSU researchers delivered a one-two punch to knock out viruses that affect many food, feed, and fiber crops, using precise, targeted editing of viral genes.
WSU scientists have transferred a collection of genes into plant-colonizing bacteria that let them draw nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia, a natural fertilizer.
Women across the Northwest can learn how to run resilient farms and businesses while enhancing their own health at the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference, organized by WSU Extension, on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Salvage logging and re-seeding a forest after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water levels to normal faster, according to a new WSU research.
WSU is part of an international effort to revolutionize the production of rice, a project that recently earned a five‑year, $15 million grant renewal from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The 10 pathogens they identified represent a tremendous increase in the number of diseases that are known to affect peonies in the United States.
Elias Zegeye’s predictive model will reduce complexity in studying the soil microbes and assist in better understanding the ecological mechanisms and functions that impact soil health, sustainability, and yield potential.
WSU will host a soil acidity workshop featuring top experts sharing what we currently know about soil acidity in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
The more diverse a farm’s plant population, the more beneficial it is for bee pollinators, and the more efficiently those pollinators work, according to new WSU research.
Two new projects, funded by more than $600,000 in national and state grants, are helping landowners become experts at protecting their forests.
Gary Chastagner’s excitement for holiday fir trees has permeated his research work since 1979 and recently earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Christmas Tree Association.
While aerial drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.
WSU research explores the pros and cons of pumpkin production on biodegradable mulch, a practice that puts less plastic waste in the landfill.
WSU scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use.
New research shows large wine challenges tend to favor wines with high ethanol and sugar levels. Flavors often associated with sweetness also increase the chances of winning top prizes.
AgWeatherNet is partnering with Mount Vernon researchers to better serve the expanding small fruit, dairy, vegetable seed, tulip, and potato industries.