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Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers’ fingertips
February 23, 2018

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

PCR soil pathogen test in fieldPULLMAN, Wash.  Soil pathogen testing – critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive – will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists are sharing.

Bread Lab director Stephen Jones earns Pellegrini Award
February 15, 2018

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

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Stephen Jones, director of the Washington State University Bread Lab and professor of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Angelo Pellegrini Award.

Jan 22, 24, 25: Three oilseed workshops offered
January 17, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Oilseed Workshops at three locations, hosted by Washington State University Oilseed Cropping Systems Research and Extension, are scheduled for January 22-25 in Eastern Washington.

Feb. 8: ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms’ workshop
January 12, 2018

Palouse farm fields and soilPULLMAN, Wash. – “Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms,” a workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Banyan’s Pavilion.

Jan. 4: Soil acidity on the Palouse focus of workshop
December 5, 2017

photo of palouse fieldsPULLMAN, Wash. – As the pH of the Palouse’s soil decreases, the concern of farmers and researchers has increased. Washington State University will host a soil acidity workshop featuring top experts from around the region.

Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds
November 8, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate.

Kent Keller named director of School of the Environment
October 25, 2017

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

Kent Keller PULLMAN, Wash. – Kent Keller, professor and fellow of the Geological Society of America, has been named director of the School of the Environment at Washington State University.

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming
October 13, 2017

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

usda looPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture.