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.
A new processing technology out of WSU called microwave assisted thermal sterilization could make it possible to reduce sodium while maintaining safety and tastiness.
WSU will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility.
Despite the perception that wild birds in farm fields can cause food-borne illness, a WSU study has found little evidence linking birds to E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter outbreaks.
Tiny, symbiotic fungi play an outsized role in helping plants survive stresses like drought and extreme temperatures, which could help feed a planet experiencing climate change, report WSU scientists.
A large-scale analysis led by a WSU graduate student journal club found that overall organic agriculture sites had 34% more biodiversity and 50% more profits than conventional sites, but these advantages changed depending on where the farms were located.
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.