By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – As new director of the Clean Plant Center Northwest, Scott Harper will help growers stop devastating crop viruses before they gain a foothold. His top priority is to grow the Northwest’s supply of virus-free fruit trees, vines and hops.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PROSSER, Wash. – This Thanksgiving, craft beer’s popularity will be evident in many American households when suds – and wine – appear alongside the turkey and mashed potatoes.
By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – In 2015 Washington state supplied 75 percent of the U.S. hop harvest. This important agricultural commodity’s early Northwest cultivation can be traced to remarkable 1852 Oregon Trail pioneer Ezra Meeker, and Washington State University Press has just released a new title that unfurls the story.
By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs and Enrollment PULLMAN, Wash. – Pausing at the top of a hill overlooking hundreds of acres of hop fields, Jaime Barajas grinned as he remembered working 14-hour days, including Sundays during harvest, in the hot summer sun.