PULLMAN, Wash. – Afghanistan is working to rebuild its culture, economy and institutions – and a brighter future – by increasing its capacity to deliver extension programs at the local level. Washington State University is part of a consortium of leading land grant universities assisting the effort.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Timothy Murray, professor of plant pathology, is growing his job. With new responsibilities as Washington State University Extension plant pathologist, he will divide his time between research (70 percent) and extension (30 percent).
Entomologist Sharon Collman looks at the bugs she found under a rock near the WSU Snohomish County Extension office during a recent bug hunt. (Photo by Mark Mulligan, Everett Herald) By Andrea Brown, Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. – Sharon Collman isn’t afraid of bugs. She’s afraid of not having enough bugs. […]
Amanita mushroom. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension. EVERETT, Wash. – From garden to farm to forest, learn how to put fungi to work growing healthier plants. Did you know that almost 90 percent of all plants form a beneficial or symbiotic relationship with a fungus? These mycorrhizal fungi colonize plant roots and extend their root […]
Old-time farming methods that limited farm size demonstrated with horse-drawn plow EVERETT, Wash. – There are now five million fewer farms in the U.S. than there were in the 1930s. And almost 40 percent of today’s farmers are at least 55 years old. Consequently, the future and stability of U.S. agriculture depends […]
FORKS, Wash. – Landowners on the Olympic Peninsula will learn how to better steward their forest resources at the Washington State University Extension forest owners field day on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, Wash. “We want to engage anyone who owns land with trees,” said Andrew Perleberg, WSU forestry […]
DEER PARK, Wash. – For landowners in eastern Washington, the fall Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course is an opportunity to gain management skills to keep forests healthy and thriving. The hands-on course for forest landowners or those interested in owning forest land will take place 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, at the Deer Park […]
WSU Extension agriculture scientist Steve Van Vleet holds frost-damaged wheat removed from a farmer’s field near St. John, Wash. The May frost stressed 17 acres, leaving the wheat vulnerable to disease as well, he said. (Photo by Linda Weiford, WSU News) COLFAX, Wash. – May, with its promise of begonias and bumblebees, threw a […]