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June 15: Lind Field Day focuses on falling numbers, wheat, peas
May 24, 2017

field day wsuLIND, Wash.  – Farmers can learn about the latest Washington State University discoveries in solving issues regarding low falling numbers in alpha amylase enzyme measurements, perennial wheat, pea varieties and more at the annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 15, at the WSU Dryland Research Station.

Researchers explain mystery of cereal grain defense
September 15, 2014

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

barley_field-130PULLMAN, Wash. – Crop scientists at Washington State University have explained how genes in the barley plant turn on defenses against aging and stressors like drought, heat and disease.

Video: Brewers, distillers thirsty for local barley flavors
May 28, 2014

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

barley-160MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Using traditional breeding techniques, scientists at Washington State University are developing barley varieties with qualities that are sought after for making malted barley – the staple ingredient of beer and whiskey.

New online decision tools aid wheat, barley growers
April 8, 2014

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

Wheat barley website 80PULLMAN, Wash. – Unsure of what wheat variety to plant this year? There’s a tool for that. Need help measuring the nitrogen levels in your field, before or after harvest? There’s a tool for that too, thanks to Washington State University.

Robert Nilan honored by WSU Foundation
October 27, 2009



PULLMAN – WSU professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Sciences, Robert A. Nilan, was presented the WSU Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award during the Foundation’s President’s Associates pre-game reception before the Cougars football game Oct. 10.


As a volunteer, Nilan served on several development committees over the years, including the Museum of Art Endowment Committee, College of Sciences Campaign Committee and as co-chair of the Faculty/Staff Drive.


In addition to his strong advocacy for philanthropy at WSU, Nilan and his wife have given generously to the arts … » More …