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Organic agriculture major expands to Western Washington

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

WSU Everett buildingEVERETT, Wash. – Western Washington residents now have the option to earn a Washington State University degree in organic agriculture in their own back yard. » More …

Dual fellowship: WSU director earns national honors for leadership, service in agriculture education, research

Koenig-R-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Rich Koenig of Washington State University is one of 14 soil scientists named 2013 fellows of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Only 0.3 percent of the society’s active and emeritus members are selected for the fellowship. » More …

Seminar on women’s session in Jordan


From left to right: Karen Killenger, Rita Abi Ghanem, Cathy Perillo, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs.

 

A seminar about the women’s session portion of the Iraqi Agricultural Extension Revitalization Project was put on by faculty from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the Department of Food Science on Monday.

 

Rita Abi Ghanem, a research assistant with the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences; Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, a coordinator for the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; Karen Killenger, a consumer food safety specialist; and Cathy Perillo, a clinical assistant professor, … » More …

Designing wheat for lucrative Chinese market

If you plan to celebrate the Chinese New Year (on Jan. 29) with dinner at your favorite Asian restaurant, think about this: More research will have gone into the formulation of the noodles on your plate than your old noodle can imagine. Just ask Byung-Kee Baik, WSU’s reigning researcher of ramen — as well as other types of noodles.Baik, an assistant professor of Crop & Soil Sciences, is in the business — and it is big business — of figuring out how to make superior wheat noodles.Since Asian noodles made from wheat typically have just three ingredients — flour, water and salt — it isn’t … » More …