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.
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 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.
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 […]
Video by Matthew Haugen, WSU News Service Related: Details on the Goldwater Scholarship program Details on PNNL’s bio-based product research program are at pnl.gov/biobased RICHLAND – A WSU Tri-Cities student and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory intern earned the national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Kristen Meyer, a […]
PULLMAN – Jack Rogers, WSU plant pathologist, says a potentially fatal-disease-causing fungus discovered recently in Oregon and Washington was previously found on the West Coast of Canada, where it has posed a threat to human and animal health for more than a decade. “Cryptococcus gattii has been causing disease in Canada, especially the Vancouver region, […]
Snow mold infects turf grass. A genetic map being developed by scientists at WSU in collaboration with scientists at Japan’s National Agricultural Research Center on the northern island of Hokkaido may speed development of wheat varieties that are more resistant to snow mold. Snow mold is a fungus-caused disease of wheat and other grasses. […]
PROSSER – A new disease is infecting and killing walnut trees in Washington. Symptoms of the disease include a yellowing of leaves, usually at the top of the tree, as well as subsequent die-back of the tree’s larger branches,said Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, WSU Extension Educator in Benton and Franklin counties. The disease, called Thousand Canker, […]
As genomics research unravels some of life’s complexities, laboratories like the new molecular lab at WSU Puyallup applies that knowledge to real-world problems. For molecular geneticist Katie Coats, that means working with the WSDA and WSU Puyallup plant pathologist Gary Chastagner to understand the genetics of the exotic plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, the […]