Choose the right wine for holiday celebrations

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences RICHLAND, Wash. – “During the holidays, we enjoy great meals with our friends and families,” said Thomas Henick-Kling, director of Washington State University’s viticulture and enology program. “And great meals are accompanied by great wine.”

Purple needle eater threatens noble fir holiday boughs, trees

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

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

WSU community enriches holiday for children, families

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications PULLMAN, Wash. – Bright yellow walls and a cartoon painting of Shrek are all that remain of the old Pullman Video Quest. Instead of movie rentals, the former store shelves are lined with canned vegetables and boxed dinners. Off to the side, a 20-foot table sags under the weight of […]

Dec. 6: Fiddler Geoffrey Castle brings Celtic holiday to WSU

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts PULLMAN, Wash. – Back by popular demand, “twisted fiddler” and master of the electric six-string violin Geoffrey Castle will bring his exuberant Celtic holiday celebration to Washington State University at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.