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Sprinklers irrigating an agricultural field.
WSU launches water management survey
November 24, 2020

Insights from irrigators in Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and the Yakima basins will help researchers develop innovations to foster water use efficiency in the Pacific Northwest.

The exterior of WSU Pullman's new Plant Sciences Building.
A new home for collaborative agricultural research
November 16, 2020

The new Plant Sciences Building brings together scientists from four WSU departments to conduct collaborative research that will support Washington’s $51 billion food and agriculture industry.

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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.

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.

Styrofoam-eating mealworms could be safe for dinner
August 25, 2020

Research by WSU graduate student Brenden Campbell found mealworm larvae fed polystyrene waste, discarded polymers better known by their trade name of Styrofoam, could be safe for human consumption.