Thomas Lumpkin wants to feed the world. A simple but incredibly challenging goal. Determined, Lumpkin has created agricultural innovations and held international leadership positions.
By Scott Weybright, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
PROSSER, Wash. – Towering more than 40 feet high and able to hold more than 30,000 gallons of liquid, the enormous wine tanks at Four Feathers Wine Estates were an impressive and a little intimidating sight to area high school students.
The new methods, designed by WSU plant pathologists, are not only portable and fast, but utilize testing materials easily available to the public.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble.
PULLMAN, 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.
An important part of the state’s $539 million hay industry, alfalfa is grown on more than 400,000 acres throughout Washington. Produced most intensively in the irrigated Columbia River Basin, alfalfa is exported around the world, notably to China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, where demand has been rising steadily in recent years.
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
PULLMAN, 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.
The Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences presents “Global Warming Potential of Organic Farms: Impact of Farm Size and Cover Crops” on Monday, October 9, 1:10 p.m., in Johnson Hall 343.
By Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension
EVERETT, Wash. – Growing your own healthy, sustainable food — whether on an apartment deck or on many acres — is the focus of the 10-class Growing Groceries series that starts Oct. 18 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers are leading a multi-university effort to improve crop management in the age of big data.