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Results of WA 38 apple trees drawing announced
October 7, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WA-38-applePULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-four Washington growers will be the first to grow the new apple from Washington State University’s breeding program – the Cosmic Crisp brand WA 38 variety.

New online decision tools aid wheat, barley growers
April 8, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Wheat barley website 80PULLMAN, Wash. – Unsure of what wheat variety to plant this year? There’s a tool for that. Need help measuring the nitrogen levels in your field, before or after harvest? There’s a tool for that too, thanks to Washington State University.

WSU holds drawing to distribute new apple to growers
March 25, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WA-38-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will hold a random drawing to determine which Washington growers will be the first to plant the newest apple developed by the WSU apple breeding program. This will facilitate a fair and equitable distribution of a limited number of WA 38 trees in the first year of release.

Murray expands teaching to include extension audiences
September 20, 2013

MurrayPULLMAN, 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).

Demands increase vegetable seed crops
September 4, 2007

MOUNT VERNON – The popularity and convenience of prewashed bagged salad greens has made its production a $3 billion a year industry. It has also posed challenges for those who grow the seeds for salad greens, a significant industry in western Washington. The state is a leading producer nationally of spinach seed as well as other vegetable seed crops.

“The farmers who grow spinach for bagged salads prefer a strain that is short, which is harder to manage as a seed stock,” said Kirby Johnson, president of the Puget Seed Growers Association. “On the other hand, they’re willing to pay a premium price for the … » More …