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Grafting watermelon prevents disease, WSU study shows
August 19, 2020

Grafting joins parts from two plants together so they grow as a single plant. The researchers found grafted watermelon crops produced greater yields than non-grafted plants when there is disease pressure.

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A taste of the wild side
August 14, 2020

The development of a new apple variety, such as Cosmic Crisp®, is often the work of an entire career. WSU doctoral student Tymon James thinks he might be able to take a few steps that will speed that process up.

WSU-inspired national gene-editing task force begins work
July 17, 2020

One of the outcomes of WSU’s investment in the Functional Genomics Initiative is a national task force on gene-editing in livestock, an idea first proposed by Jon Oatley, director of WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology.

Peppers
May 22, 2020

WSU Extension Clallam County Master Gardener Betsy Burlingame loves peppers for “their intense flavor,” which ranges from herbaceous and vegetal to sweet and spicy.