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Category: Sustainability

Fighting tulip weeds, diseases with cover crops

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Skagit-Valley-tulipsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Rotating cover crops in tulip fields shows promise for fighting disease in the economically important flower bulb, according to early research findings at the Washington State University research center in Mount Vernon.Continue reading

Grazing among grains yields ecological, economic benefits

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Wachter-80PULLMAN, Wash. – You generally don’t find livestock among the hills in the Palouse region of eastern Washington where grain is grown. But wheat farmers Eric and Sheryl Zakarison are changing that – and making a profit.Continue reading

Feb. 26: Eco-artist links albatross deaths to sea of trash

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Chris-Jordan-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental artist Chris Jordan will discuss albatross chicks that died from eating plastic trash in a free, public presentation, “Encountering Midway: A Barometer for Our Culture and Our World,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.Continue reading

Feb. 11: Blueberry workshop examines organic alternatives

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

blueberries-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Alternatives to pesticide use will be discussed by Washington State University researchers at a blueberry growers workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the WSU research center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.Continue reading

Foundations fund stormwater center director at WSU

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-research-1-80PUYALLUP, Wash. – The Washington Stormwater Center will hire a full-time director, thanks to funding from The Boeing Company, The Bullitt Foundation and The Russell Family Foundation. Continue reading