The $1 million grant will help identify and improve varieties of the nutrition-packed crop that can be adopted by American farmers.
David Crowder has been named interim director of WSU’s Decision Aid System, an online service that helps fruit growers anticipate and manage pests, diseases, extreme weather, and other challenges.
The lavishly illustrated book by WSU horticulturalist Linda Chalker‑Scott recently won the 2020 Award of Excellence in Gardening and Gardens from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.
WSU researchers are working to develop a nutrient formula for yeast that could make fermentation easier and more predictable for cider-makers.
A new agricultural innovation from WSU may solve an ancient predicament: how to protect crop plants from cold damage at bud break.
Participating scientists will develop prototypes including a robot for pruning and harvesting pears, a precision sprayer for fruit crops, and new sensors and algorithms to collect data on fruit crops.
A Washington State University researcher is part of a large team that announced the genome sequence for switchgrass, a major bioenergy crop.
Researchers at Washington State University’s School of Food Science are analyzing hundreds of non-Saccharomyces yeasts taken from vineyards all over Washington state, to determine what strains are most beneficial for fermentation.
Professor and Extension specialist Lindsay du Toit is part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative project that aims to defeat a common bacterial pathogen that causes problems for carrot farmers.
Jobs in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment will increase nearly 3% for college graduates between 2020 and 2025, averaging more than 59,000 openings per year.
WSU scientists have found processed biofertilizers from dairy cows are safe to apply to food crops. Their research could benefit farmers and consumers around the country.
Cosmic Crisp® isn’t the first Washington State University apple to go to market. That distinction goes to WA 2, or Sunrise Magic®.
Expertise from all aspects of food and agriculture is welcomed to help launch the Western Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agricultural Production Research, Education, and Extension Initiative.
Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the grapevine red blotch virus, which shrinks wine and juice grape harvests, spreads.
Christmas tree lovers and growers could one day admire new varieties that look great and are resistant to a deadly disease that kills popular firs, thanks to research by WSU scientist Gary Chastagner.
New research from WSU scientists has revealed better techniques to fight a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that has frustrated winemakers for decades.
Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter with Washington State University Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program.