By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, 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.
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.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Ph.D. candidate Zachary Frederick has designed education stations about fungus that will provide hands-on activities at the Palouse Discovery Science Center 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, WASH. – Morels, wild mushrooms prized for their depth of flavor, are enjoying a banner year in much of the Pacific Northwest. Not only did they appear early, but there are lots of them and they are good quality, according to a mushroom expert at Washington State University.
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of aviation biofuels in the next five years.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Research by a Washington State University bee scientist and a mushroom farmer indicates that extracts from the fungus might help honey bees fight off disease and parasites.
By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SPOKANE, Wash. – What’s wrong with my ponderosa pine trees? Are they dying? Why are the needles turning brown and reddish? Forestry experts have received several inquiries about ponderosa pine tree health this spring, so if you’re asking these questions, you are not alone.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A fungus found in semiarid parts of the Southwest that sometimes launches a lethal illness has been identified for the first time in Washington state soil, leading public health officials and an internationally known fungal expert at Washington State University to believe the organism is quietly spreading […]