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WSU to lead national AI research institute for agriculture
July 29, 2021

With a $20 million federal grant, WSU will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence solutions to tackle agricultural challenges related to labor, water, weather and climate change.

Apples on a tree with damage from hot sun and drought
Helping save apples from sunburn
July 7, 2021

A WSU team is developing a system that senses fruit surface temperature and fine-tunes delivery of cool water for evaporative cooling, saving the apples while conserving water and energy.

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Buoy, what a life
June 25, 2021

A World War II-era buoy, made from some 800 pounds of military-grade steel, was recently converted into a wood-fired pizza and bread oven for the WSU Bread Lab.

Fungus fights mites that harm honey bees
May 27, 2021

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.

Scientists follow the bees to learn about colony survival
May 11, 2021

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.

New director for key WSU weather service
April 29, 2021

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.

WSU offering new wildland firefighter course
April 22, 2021

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.