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Prof wins national award for agriculture service overseas
May 11, 2016

Michael-SwanPULLMAN, Wash. – Michael Swan, emeritus professor in crop and soil sciences at Washington State University, is one of 125 national recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from nonprofit organization Winrock International.

Citizen scientists collect data on urban wild bees
May 2, 2016

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

SEATTLE – City dwellers concerned about recent declines in pollinators can contribute to bee research as citizen scientists. Elias Bloom, a Washington State University doctoral student, is seeking volunteers to collect data on wild, native bees in Seattle in order to promote pollinator health.

Poovaiah to receive Eminent Faculty Award
March 10, 2016

B.W.-PoovaiahPULLMAN, Wash. – B.W. (Joe) Poovaiah will receive the 2016 Washington State University Eminent Faculty Award during the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on Friday, March 25, part of WSU’s annual Showcase celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.

March 23: Field tour demonstrates poplar bioenergy potential
February 18, 2016

AHB-logo-100CLARKSBURG, Calif. – Join researchers in the field at the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels (AHB) Clarksburg 50-acre poplar demonstration site 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. The hybrid poplars will show their regrowth potential in their second growing season after initial harvest in fall 2014.

Jan. 20: Selecting veggies to grow in western Washington
January 14, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

EVEREgrowing-groceries-logoTT, Wash. – Before placing this year’s seed catalog orders, gardeners can learn what’s new in vegetable varieties and what grows best in the area. “What to Grow in Western Washington” will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE Everett, inside McCollum Park.