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Food & Agriculture

WSU, WSDA helping businesses succeed through new regional food center

Funded through a $400 million USDA initiative, the center is one of 12 being established nationwide to build capacity for a diverse and inclusive set of farm and food-based enterprises to support food supply chains.

Engineers, plant scientists decode electrochemical soil signals

Seeking new tools to improve soil health, WSU scientists are studying electric signals that bounce between plants and the underworld community of microbes that sustain them.

Too much water can make whiskies taste the same

While adding a little water is popularly thought to “open up” a whisky’s flavor, a study led by WSU researchers indicates there’s a point at which it becomes too much: about 20%.

For honey bees, 2023 is potentially a bad year

A massively destructive hurricane in Florida, a very stormy winter in California, and higher than average colony losses mean 2023 could be a bad year for honey bees, according to one WSU expert.