WSU alumni Ken and Sue Christianson are donating $1 million to help build the Honey Bee and Pollinator Research Facility on the Pullman campus.
The discovery could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers vines and shrivels harvests.
Reducing synthetic fertilizer use, pollution, farming costs, while freeing up nitrogen, mark possible benefits of research by Sarah Roley, assistant professor with the School of the Environment.
Researchers analyzed farms that use some form of “sustainable intensification” to grow crops and reduce environmental impacts like pesticide pollution, soil erosion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Developing sustainable strategies to defeat pests that threaten Washington’s fruit crops is Tobin Northfield’s goal as new entomologist at WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.
His Toyota Prius loaded with tiny wasps, Josh Milnes is about to make life very difficult for an invasive stink bug threatening Washington fruit growers.
Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans help plants fight disease as well. That discovery reveals a mechanism that could help scientists develop new ways for plants to battle infection.
WSU scientists are collecting data and building a precision pollination model and decision-support tool to help growers efficiently pollinate their orchards.
Local experts to teach key stewardship principles to small acreage landowners.
Onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the United States. But some farmers have abandoned the crop due to losses from pests and disease.
Food professionals and budding snack entrepreneurs can learn how to develop extruded food products at an “Extrusion Processing Short Course.”
Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from WSU scientists.
The WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm will host its annual field day Thursday, Aug. 2.
Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other fruits is showing positive results.
Deepti Singh, assistant professor of climatology at WSU Vancouver, is part of a team of researchers reporting this week that India can improve nutrition and save water by replacing rice with other cereal crops.
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.
WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon will hold its annual Field Day on July 12.