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Battle for Spinach: Tiny crop, huge value, no virgin soil, big trouble

indsey-J-du-Toit-WSU Mt Vernon spinach researcher
Du Toit

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – In the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it’s in big trouble. » More …

Bread Lab director Stephen Jones earns Pellegrini Award

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

Jones
Jones

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Stephen Jones, director of the Washington State University Bread Lab and professor of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Angelo Pellegrini Award. » More …

André-Denis Girard Wright named dean of CAHNRS

Wright André-Denis Girard WSU CAHNRS dean
Wright

PULLMAN, Wash. – André-Denis Girard Wright, an internationally recognized researcher and director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, has been named dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. » More …

Feb. 8: ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms’ workshop

Palouse farm fields and soilPULLMAN, Wash. – “Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms,” a workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Banyan’s Pavilion. » More …

A mother’s microbial gift

PULLMAN, Wash. – It happened again, most recently at a conference in Prague. After she gave her talk, a scientist came up to Shelley McGuire, a pioneer exploring the microbial communities found in human breast milk, and told her, “You don’t know how to take a sample. Your samples must have been contaminated. Human milk is sterile.” » More …

Research identifies new fungi causing ugly disease in peonies

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

peony bud with fungusPULLMAN, Wash. – Pacific Northwest farmers have found success growing peonies for a thriving global market. But a devastating fungus called Botrytis is limiting market growth and profits for Northwest farmers. » More …

Molecular scientist named AAAS Fellow for advancing science

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Natural and Human Resources

John Peters WSU Institute of Biological Chemistry AAS Fellow
Peters

PULLMAN, Wash. – John Peters, director of Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. » More …

Four finalists named for CAHNRS dean position

By Todd Mordhorst, Provosts Office

PULLMAN, Wash. – Four final candidates for the dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences were announced Nov. 15 by Provost Dan Bernardo and the search advisory committee. » More …

Shane Giese named CAHNRS alumni, development senior director

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

GiesePULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences has appointed Shane Giese as the new senior director of CAHNRS Alumni and Development. » More …