Smoke from Washington and California forest fires is impacting the quality and taste of new wines. Tom Collins, a WSU Tri-Cities wine chemist, is seeking ways to help vintners offset those negative effects.
Researchers combine forces to find nonchemical, natural solution in stopping parasitic worms that cause huge damage to potatoes, grapes, onions and other crops.
WSU doctoral student races to help Washington’s apple and pear growers in fight against one of the worst outbreaks of fire blight in recent history.
Spittlebugs cause little harm to firm plants such as lavender and daisies but they can damage softer plants like strawberries. Puckered flesh isn’t always caused by slugs. Look for a glob of spittle.
WSU virologist Hanu Pappu has dedicated his life to lessening the negative impacts of plant viruses. His contributions in phytomedicine have resulted in a prestigious Humboldt Research Award.
Learn about the latest tools in the fight against farm weeds at the 2018 Weed Science Field Tour June 13 near Pullman.
Doctoral student Adekunle Adesanya studies spider mite DNA for clues to more effective strategies for controlling the crop-destroying critters.
Per McCord uses genetic markers to speed the breeding of new varieties for state’s half-billion-dollar cherry industry.
Jim Harbertson sees through rosé colored glasses. Finely tuned shades and hues ranging from blush and coral to berry jam.
Naidu Rayapati, world-renowned plant pathologist, has been named director of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser and assistant dean for WSU Tri-Cities CAHNRS.
New barley varieties, bred by WSU scientists, offer brewers and maltsters fresh alternatives and unique flavors.
The struggle to identify the origins of the E. coli outbreak, which has sickened people nationwide, highlights the difficulty of tracking a pathogen through a complex food supply chain.
WSU researchers are refrigerating 100 honey bee colonies to induce a mid-season hibernation. The goal is to kill varroa mites and save bees from colony collapse.
Since mid-March, WSU researchers have been scrambling to keep up with a surge of inquiries from concerned property owners.
Industry professionals rank WSU precision agriculture programs among top 25 in the world.
Honey bee colonies could be safe in the future thanks to a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides, as created by WSU researchers.
WSU Tri-Cities partners with Second Harvest to expand its student food pantry, the Cougar Cupboard.