“This is a poverty alleviation effort, where we can empower families to increase their economic resiliency.” — Anthony Gromko, WSU Extension
When Pratt, aka Star‑Lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and a proud Pacific Northwest hobby farmer in real life, brags to his four million followers about winning a blue ribbon, you know it’s a big deal.
Amber Adams Progar, a WSU dairy management specialist, will join experts at the 15th annual Agriculture Safety Day, Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Kennewick.
WSU’s Cooperative University Dairy Students held their first reunion in the 41‑year history of the program.
Agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices at the “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop,” March 12‑14 in Pendleton, Oregon.
The 2019 BIOAg Symposium is slated for Feb. 7, at Ensminger Pavilion, and advances the use and understanding of biologically intensive, organic and sustainable agriculture.
Last year in Washington, the program directly reached more than a thousand adults and 2,000 children, and more than 4,400 family members indirectly.
WSU researchers have discovered the way plants respond to disease-causing organisms and how they protect themselves.
The donation will allow WSU and USDA scientists to enhance and update WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension’s postharvest research facilities and equipment.
“Robots and software, sensors and wireless communication are changing the way we grow our food, and offer exciting new ways to solve challenges in sustainability and production.” — Manoj Karkee
As the top recipient of USDA research and development funding, WSU is likely to see increased support for crucial programs.
Alfalfa is one of the most widely cultivated hay crops in the world, with about 55 million tons grown annually in the United States.
Orville Vogel, who died in 1991, spent years building an endowment at WSU for wheat research, which continues to helps scientists launch pioneering research.
Carolina Torres, a horticulturist and WSU alumna, has been named the university’s first Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems.
Khot and his team also will look at new organic products like plant extracts and highly refined petroleum oils.
U.S. agriculture uses about a billion pounds of plastic annually, and much of that material ends up in landfills, rivers, oceans and even our food and beverages.
Millions of tons of cotton and cellulose waste may be kept out of landfills by spinning it into valuable fibers for new clothing.