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New bark beetle threatens southern Washington forests

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Ponderosa-killedUNDERWOOD, Wash. – Five years ago, when entomologist Todd Murray received a call from a landowner in Underwood whose ponderosa pine trees were dying, he wasn’t surprised. The trees had been stressed by a nearby fire, a situation that commonly results in a flare-up of bark beetles that can kill the trees. But the calls kept coming. » More …

July 24: State’s first tribal extension office celebrates

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Colville-80NESPELEM, Wash. – Washington State University and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will celebrate establishment of the state’s first self-directing tribal extension office on Thursday, July 24. The event will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. next door to the extension office near Bldg. #888, 9 Methow St., Nespelem, Wash., 99155. » More …

Congressman lauds WSU Extension’s century of service

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Doc-Hastings-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Doc Hastings, a Washington representative in the U.S. Congress, has added his voice to a Washington State University story project honoring the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. » More …

July 26: Forestry field day helps landowners care for trees

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

forest-day-80ARLINGTON, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the North Puget Sound Forestry Field Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Graves Property, 13818 184th St. NE (Mattson Road) near Arlington in Snohomish County. » More …

WSU partners with industry to market new wheat variety

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

dayn-wheat-300PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will join forces with AgriPro, a division of Syngenta Cereals, to market a new variety of hard white spring wheat known as Dayn. » More …

July courses teach how to preserve the harvest at home

jarEVERETT, Wash. – Juicy ripe peaches, snapping fresh green beans, sweet raspberry jam, and crunchy dill pickles – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, some time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.

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