Researchers at Washington State University are launching a study with synthetic sex pheromones to disrupt mealybug mating—and, hopefully, the damage mealybugs cause in vineyards.
Researchers from WSU’s School of Food Science are working with yeast strains native to Washington to find a way to reduce the sugar content of wine before fermentation.
A new fungus strain could provide a chemical-free method for eradicating mites that kill honey bees, according to a study led by WSU entomologists.
An abnormally dry spring has heralded an early start to what could be a prolonged fire season in 2021. Last year, more than 840,000 acres burned in Washington, more than double the 10‑year average.
This spring, scientists at Washington State University are following the journey of honeybees across the United States and inspecting hives to get a clearer picture of colony health across the annual cycle of pollination.
The grant, from the USDA National Institute for Food and Nutrition Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates, will put students to work on research centered on crops, including visits to farms.
The WSU Horticulture Club is selling tomato, basil, and pepper plants, along with many different flowers in various arrangements at their annual spring plant sale. Sales are daily. Sign up for a 15‑minute time slot on their website.
Plant scientists at Washington State University and in Germany will launch a new research collaboration through a series of virtual talks about advances that help feed and sustain our world, starting Tuesday, May 4.
Professor Lav Khot was named interim director of WSU’s AgWeatherNet with the goal of maintaining the momentum of the system’s growth and increasing public-private partnerships. Khot takes over as director for Dave Brown.
How to dig fire lines and safely work around fire engines in the forest environment are some of the skills WSU undergraduate students will learn in Wildland Fire Ecology and Management.
WSU Extension food preservation expert Anna Kestrell answered about 50 questions a day during the peak of the pandemic canning frenzy.
WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for local and regional canine participants to be part of the Dog Aging Project, a five‑year, $23 million undertaking to better understand canine aging.
In a new paper, anthropologists document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people likely employed to avoid “salmon starvation,” a toxic and potentially fatal condition brought on by eating too much lean protein.
An exclusive wine created by seniors of the WSU wine science program will be available for purchase at this month’s Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction for wine traders, April 19 and 20.
With a $450,000 New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, WSU researcher Haly Neely will lead a team to study how soil compaction impacts crop productivity and yield as well as develop management practices to reduce the problem.
A distinctive, useful, and beautiful giant, the western redcedar is in decline. WSU scientists seek help from residents of the Pacific Northwest in tracing the worrying die‑off of the iconic forest tree.
While it’s hard to envision raging forest fires while the Cascade Mountains are covered in deep snow, this year’s wet, warm winter could contribute to yet another round of destructive wildfires.