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USDA grant expands WSU farmer suicide prevention program
September 28, 2020

The $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will expand the farmer suicide prevention work done by WSU Extension to 13 western states and four U.S. territories.

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Grant helps grape growers manage nutrients
September 25, 2020

The $4.75 million research effort will use remote sensors on drones or airplanes and other technologies to help farmers better identify nutrient surpluses or deficiencies in a timely manner.

Styrofoam-eating mealworms could be safe for dinner
August 25, 2020

Research by WSU graduate student Brenden Campbell found mealworm larvae fed polystyrene waste, discarded polymers better known by their trade name of Styrofoam, could be safe for human consumption.

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.

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.