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Hoophouses give WSU organic farm an early launch

By Scott Weybright, CAHNRS Communicationspicking spinach

PULLMAN, Wash. — When you’re a teaching farm at a university, the winter and early spring months require creativity and innovation.

“There just isn’t much for students to do in the fields in the spring semester,” said Brad Jaeckel, manager of the Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm. “So using season extenders, like our hoophouses, is really valuable for them to get some hands-on experience.” » More …

$5 million gift funds research facility, ups state grain game

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Phase-1-of-grain-research-facility-100PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Grain Commission announced Wednesday a $5 million gift to expand facilities and advance grain research at Washington State University. Plant growth facilities are central to developing grain varieties through WSU’s plant breeding programs. » More …

Helping arboretum programs flourish


Charles A. (Chuck) Cody’s
dedication to WSU plants and plant facilities grows from the heart.

 

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s my job to keep these living things alive,” said Cody, who just celebrated his 25th year as plant growth facilities manager for the School of Biological Sciences.

 

“My family was in the nursery business in San Antonio, so I grew up playing in greenhouses,” Cody said. “Then at 14, I stopped playing and started working in them.”

 

At WSU, that work includes running three greenhouses, 27 plant-growth facility … » More …