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Pilot project turns corn waste into jet fuel
October 22, 2020

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.

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USDA grant expands WSU farmer suicide prevention program
September 28, 2020

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.

Grant helps grape growers manage nutrients
September 25, 2020

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.

Grafting watermelon prevents disease, WSU study shows
August 19, 2020

Grafting joins parts from two plants together so they grow as a single plant. The researchers found grafted watermelon crops produced greater yields than non-grafted plants when there is disease pressure.

A taste of the wild side
August 14, 2020

The development of a new apple variety, such as Cosmic Crisp®, is often the work of an entire career. WSU doctoral student Tymon James thinks he might be able to take a few steps that will speed that process up.