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Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

Holland-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.Continue reading

WSU Tri-Cities’ TRiO program awarded $1.1 million DOE grant

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded the Washington State University Tri-Cities’ TRiO Student Support Services program a five-year services grant for $1.1 million. The purpose of the grant is to provide institutions of higher education and thousands of students with academic and other support services they need to succeed in college.Continue reading

WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit.Continue reading

WSU resources help fulfill aspiring doctor’s dream

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

SebastianFernandez-mug-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Sebastian Fernandez has learned lessons about teamwork, the “art” of experiential learning and the rewards of rigorous study as an undergraduate at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He hopes to apply and expand those skills in the first class of WSU’s new medical school in Spokane, Wash.Continue reading