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June 15: Lind Field Day focuses on falling numbers, wheat, peas
May 24, 2017

field day wsuLIND, Wash.  – Farmers can learn about the latest Washington State University discoveries in solving issues regarding low falling numbers in alpha amylase enzyme measurements, perennial wheat, pea varieties and more at the annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 15, at the WSU Dryland Research Station.

Pink snow mold destruction discovered in area wheat fields
March 28, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Damage caused by snow mold in some eastern Washington wheat fields has surprised a Washington State University plant expert who has studied the fungus for nearly four decades.

March 21: Symphony of soil signals protects wheat health
March 8, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – High-tech equipment that will help scientists improve wheat health will be introduced to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Biotechnology-Life Sciences Building (BLS) room 402 at Washington State University.

Scientists discover perennial hybrid of wheat, wheatgrass
January 12, 2017

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – With a hybrid crop called Salish Blue, scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new species with the potential to help Pacific Northwest farmers and the environment.

Novel gene resists toxic wheat disease that costs billions
November 2, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and Kansas State University have isolated and cloned a gene that provides resistance to Fusarium head blight, or wheat scab, a crippling disease that caused $7.6 billion in losses in U.S. wheat fields between 1993 and 2001.

Wheat farmer, WSU supporter receives alumni award
October 13, 2016

randy-suess-wsu-alumni-award-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Randy Suess, area wheat farmer and advocate for Washington State University agriculture research and extension, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his support of local and global wheat partnerships and of ag and community programs throughout the region.

Limited registration opens Oct. 10 for Wheat Academy
October 4, 2016

wheat-field-by-HenryPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension will host the annual Wheat Academy Dec. 13 and 14 in the Vogel Plant Biosciences Building teaching laboratories. Registration opens Monday, Oct. 10, and is limited to 75.

Flour company expands classes to new Bread Lab
September 26, 2016

baking-classMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, will expand its baking school this fall from New England to Washington State University’s Bread Lab in the Skagit Valley.

Does ‘wheat sweat’ add humidity to region’s weather?
August 18, 2016

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – “Corn sweat” made big news in late July as the Midwest baked and wilted in heat and humidity. Television reporters standing waist-deep among corn stalks explained how millions of crop acres across the nation’s Corn Belt were contributing to a stretch of miserable weather.