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Researchers win national award for sustainable ag

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Plants growing with plastic mulches in a high tunnel at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwest Research and Extension Center. (Photo by Carol Miles, WSU)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – For the first time, tomato growers using high tunnels (low-cost greenhouses, http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/hightunnels/) in western Washington can manage one of the most serious plant diseases organically, said plant pathologist Debra Inglis. » More …

Conference highlights WSU’s internationalization efforts

By Theresa Howlett, International Programs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Presentation teams from the Washington State University Office of International Programs (IP) traveled to Spokane last month to share international education and research expertise at the National Association for International Educators’ (NAFSA) Region 1 conference.

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Video: Accidental discovery dramatically improves conductivity

Tarun-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the performance of devices like computer chips.

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