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Oct. 1: Harvest celebration at WSU Organic Farm
September 19, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

pumpkinPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Eggert Family Organic Farm will host the annual harvest party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Video, tours highlight canola crop trials, preparation
July 5, 2016

By Karen Sowers, WSU Extension

RICHLAND, Wash. – Record or near-record canola yields are expected this year in eastern Washington and the video below shows a crop near Odessa being pushed into tight rows for gradual ripening before harvest in about a week.

Purple needle eater threatens noble fir holiday boughs, trees
December 1, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

chastagnerPUYALLUP, Wash. – Noble fir, the iconic tree of holiday greenery, is under attack by a disease known as purple needle eater. The mysterious disease attacks new growth, causing needles to turn purple and die. 

Holiday greenery harvest adjusts to ‘Godzilla El Nino’
November 17, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Noble-fir-wreath-by-Freed-webOLYMPIA, Wash. – Harvest of evergreen boughs for holiday garlands and wreaths got a late start thanks to the warmest October on record. Just what the economic impact is won’t be clear until the holiday season is over.

Oct. 3: WSU’s annual harvest celebration at new location
September 21, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

2014-harvest-party-at-WSU-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Eggert Family Organic Farm will host Washington State University’s annual harvest celebration for the first time, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

Nov. 14: First poplar bioenergy crop to be harvested
November 10, 2014

Harvester-at-Pilchuck-Nov-100STANWOOD, Wash. – Researchers, bioenergy staff and extension professionals will conduct the initial poplar-for-bioenergy harvest in Snohomish County noon-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Pilchuck demonstration site.

Oct. 25: Field tour showcases forests, harvesting, milling
October 14, 2014

forestVASHON, Wash. – Woodland owners, architects and builders will learn how local wood is harvested, milled and used in construction during the Vashon Field Tour 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Vashon Island High School, 20120 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon, Wash.

Oct. 4: Celebrate harvest at the WSU organic farm
September 24, 2014

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

harvest-party-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Fresh pressed cider, food and family fun are on the menu for the free, 2014 harvest party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Washington State University organic farm.

Carve, stuff, devour: Blue pumpkins no trick at WSU farm’s harvest party
October 2, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Pumpkin-blue-80PULLMAN, Wash. – To hear Brad Jaeckel talk about the 2,000 pumpkins soon to be sold at Washington State University’s organic farm, one might think he’s out of his gourd.

Blue and red ones will be ripe for picking, said Jaeckel, and lots of white ones, too.