Latest figures show WSU expended $42.8 million in USDA research and development funding, leading the list of 350 universities nationwide for fiscal year 2016, the latest year for which full figures are available.
The new methods, designed by WSU plant pathologists, are not only portable and fast, but utilize testing materials easily available to the public.
WSU-bred winter wheat claimed the state yield title and placed fifth in the nation in the National Wheat Foundation’s 2017 dryland winter wheat yield contest.
A crippling fungal disease called Fusarium wilt is threatening Pacific Northwest spinach seed production but research is underway to identify effective strategies to combat it.
The investment enables CAHNRS to continue organic grains research at the WSU Bread Lab, and ensures the research can continue at the university in perpetuity.
McCluskey is only the sixth faculty member in the history of WSU to receive the honor of AAEA Fellow.
Plant pathology graduate Andrea Garfinkel is helping farmers put a stop to a pervasive pest.
An important part of the state’s $539 million hay industry, alfalfa is grown on more than 400,000 acres throughout Washington. Produced most intensively in the irrigated Columbia River Basin, alfalfa is exported around the world, notably to China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, where demand has been rising steadily in recent years.