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Dual fellowship: WSU director earns national honors for leadership, service in agriculture education, research

Koenig-R-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Rich Koenig of Washington State University is one of 14 soil scientists named 2013 fellows of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Only 0.3 percent of the society’s active and emeritus members are selected for the fellowship. » More …

Fungi can benefit gardens, forest

Amanita mushroom photo

Amanita mushroom. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension.

EVERETT, Wash. – From garden to farm to forest, learn how to put fungi to work growing healthier plants.

Did you know that almost 90 percent of all plants form a beneficial or symbiotic relationship with a fungus? These mycorrhizal fungi colonize plant roots and extend their root systems into the surrounding soil, improving the ability of plants to take up available nutrients as well as other benefits.

Learn the many benefits of fungi a WSU Extension class titled ‘My O’ Mycorrhiza: The Relationship of … » More …

Creating cleaner water source vital to aquatic life, people

biretention project in Puyallup Washington
WSU Puyallup researchers inspect the sprinkler system used to simulate rain events on the asphalt test plot. (l-r) Curtis Hinman, low-impact development extension specialist; Jen McIntyre, postdoctoral researcher, stormwater program; and Richard Bembenek, agriculture research technician, low-impact development. Photo by Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension Puyallup. 

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Jen McIntyre, WSU Extension Puyallup

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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Finding a solution to toxic highway runoff is crucial to the environment. Research scientists at … » More …

Sept. 28, Nov. 2 – WSU Extension workshops focus on forest health

REPUBLIC, Wash. – Is your forest healthy? Washington State University Extension will teach landowners how to answer this question at a day-long workshop offered at two locations in Eastern Washington this fall.

The hands-on workshops are designed to give landowners experience identifying and measuring factors that affect a forest’s health. Workshop participants will learn how to recognize forest problems and how to manage their own forest to be resistant to insects and diseases. Landowners will learn how to measure forest health indicators and assess risk. Afternoon field sessions will include hands-on measurement of forest timber stands.

Extension educators from WSU and forestry experts from the region … » More …