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Plant growth facility dedicated
October 19, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – The new $15 million Washington Grains Plant Growth Facility on the Washington State University Pullman campus was dedicated Saturday.

Oct. 17: Dedication of new plant growth facility
September 28, 2015

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

Young-wheat-in-greenhouse-webPULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes to breeding new wheat varieties, efficiency is key.

“If we can be more efficient in the greenhouse, that translates into better genetic lines that we can look at in field conditions,” said Arron Carter, Washington State University’s winter wheat breeder. “That means better products get out faster with better information for growers.”

‘A good straw year’: Bales in big demand in the Northwest
August 24, 2015

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

Straw-bales-small-webPULLMAN, Wash. – To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends.

Summer rains could mean sprout damage for wheat crops
July 14, 2015

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

PULLMAN, Wash. – Summer rains interrupted Washington’s heat wave last weekend, but more damp days could cause problems for some of the state’s wheat farmers.

June 25: Small Grains Field Day heralds new varieties
May 28, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

small-grainsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Color, flavor and aroma will highlight the free, public Small Grains Field Day 3-6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536 (Memorial Highway).

Research funding for celiac-safe wheat, pain detection
May 21, 2015

lsdf-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University research projects about celiac disease-safe wheat and premature infant pain detection are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

Tradition + innovation = future of good food
April 21, 2015

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

pastaMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Bringing tradition and innovation together to highlight natural flavors is the future of good food, said award-winning chef Marc Vetri at a lecture in Mount Vernon last week.

April 16: Bread lab inspires chef promoting handmade food
March 20, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

pasta-book-coverMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Marc Vetri will share his culinary insights – and fresh pasta samples – at a free, public book signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center.