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Cattle could protect butterflies, conserve prairies
September 3, 2014

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

Taylors_checkerspot_butterfly-80OLYMPIA, Wash. – Carefully managed cattle grazing can improve weed control, plant health and plant diversity on native prairies, according to anecdotal evidence. However, no systematic study has attempted to track the impacts of managed grazing on native prairie plant communities in western Washington – until now.

July 31: WSU hosts free Organic Farm Field Day
July 17, 2014

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

org.-veggies-by-Shelly-80PULLMAN, Wash.—The latest organic agriculture research and hands-on teaching methods will be the focus of Washington State University’s free, public Organic Farm Field Day 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 31, at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on Animal Science Road just northeast of the grizzly bear observation area off Terre View Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Rock Doc: High technology meets fields of wheat
May 20, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I’m quite a dinosaur. I get some of my news the old fashioned way from hardcopy newspapers, and I still pay my bills with paper checks sent through the mail.

June 12: Drought, wheat, alternatives topics at field day
May 15, 2014

Lind-research-stationLIND, Wash. – The 98th annual Washington State University Lind Field Day will be Thursday, June 12, at the WSU Dryland Research Station north of Lind, Wash. Registration for the free, public event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the field tour starting at 9 a.m.

Video: Organic ag trailblazer receives national green award
May 15, 2014

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

John-Reganold-in-a-WSU-hoop-house-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and internationally renowned soil scientist John Reganold received the 2014 Growing Green Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Berkeley Food Institute in a ceremony Wednesday in Berkeley, Calif.

Illness-causing fungus spreads to Washington state
May 5, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Cocci-fungus-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A fungus found in semiarid parts of the Southwest that sometimes launches a lethal illness has been identified for the first time in Washington state soil, leading public health officials and an internationally known fungal expert at Washington State University to believe the organism is quietly spreading to the Northwest.