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April 10: Disease control in reused wastewater
April 5, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University.

Researcher fights fungus in apples, pears under storage
November 7, 2016

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

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Delving into the secrets of the molds and fungi that can wreck a good apple or pear, Achour Amiri can be found working in packing rooms and warehouses throughout central Washington this time of year.

Licensing deal will help Genus combat deadly cattle disease
July 27, 2016

srikumaran-s-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A gene editing technology developed at Washington State University is being licensed to Genus plc, a global animal genetics company, to develop cattle that are more resistant to bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

WSU grant will help fight devastating citrus disease
March 21, 2016

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

Citrus-greening-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University researchers have received a $2.1 million grant to help save the U.S. and global citrus industry. They will develop methods of growing a citrus-destroying bacteria so that strategies to fight the disease it causes can be pursued.

March 19: Grape pest management in western Washington
February 29, 2016

powdery-mildew-on-grapesSTANWOOD Wash. – Grape pest and disease management for growers in western Washington will be discussed in a hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 19, at the Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood.

Purple needle eater threatens noble fir holiday boughs, trees
December 1, 2015

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

chastagnerPUYALLUP, Wash. – Noble fir, the iconic tree of holiday greenery, is under attack by a disease known as purple needle eater. The mysterious disease attacks new growth, causing needles to turn purple and die. 

WSU receives $2.7 million to research costly potato threat
October 5, 2015

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

potato-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebra chip disease, caused by a bacterium carried by insects, can ruin a potato crop; but little is known about where it comes from and how it can be avoided.

Oct. 6: Forum features panel of people living with dystonia
October 5, 2015

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medicine

Potter-80SPOKANE, Wash. – The overwhelming response from students to guest speakers with dystonia has inspired an associate professor at Washington State University Spokane to organize a forum about the puzzling muscle disorder.