WSU releases two new wheat varieties

PULLMAN – Two new spring wheat varieties will soon be available to state growers, thanks to scientists at WSU. “JD” is a new soft white, spring club variety. “Babe” is a soft white, common spring wheat. Both varieties were bred by professor Kim Kidwell, wheat breeder and associate dean for academic programs in the WSU […]

Researchers receive $3.3 million in grants

PULLMAN – Researchers at WSU were among the most successful nationwide in winning competitive grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Specialty Crop Research Initiative.   This new program targets research funding to “specialty crops,” which include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. Designated research funds had not previously been […]

WSU, bee industry to fund study

PULLMAN – WSU scientists and Pacific Northwest beekeepers are joining forces to find out what is causing the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder that has wiped out thousands of hives throughout the region over the past several years. Two large beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest – Eric Olson of Yakima and Tom Hamilton of Nampa, Idaho […]

Governor appoints three to technology board

Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed three WSU administrators to the Washington Technology Center Board of Directors. That gives WSU three out of six positions on the higher education portion of that board.The three new directors include Hal Dengerink, chancelor of WSU Vancouver (photo left); Ralph Cavalieri, associate dean and director of the Agricultural Research Center; and […]

Dean candidate makes return visit

WSU Provost Robert Bates has invited Dan Bernardo, candidate for the position of dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, to return to WSU for a second visit. It is anticipated that he will return to campus April 21-24.Bernardo specializes in production economics, farm management and natural resources. His research on […]