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Grad student’s find sheds light on disease spread

PULLMAN – Washington’s peppermint producers can make better informed decisions about what to plant and how to rotate their crops, thanks to a discovery by graduate student Jeremiah Dung. The state’s peppermint industry was valued at $36.6 million in 2009.   Dung, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in plant pathology, earned first place in a […]

Natural resource scholars to speak on environment issues

Keith Blatner, professor and chair of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at WSU, and Roje S. Gootee, a WSU doctoral candidate, will speak on the “Committee for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO): A Brief Overview” on April 12.The lecture, which is sponsored by the Thomas S. Foley Institute, is part of the Environmental […]

Blame: natural vs. human-caused disasters

When calamity strikes, who’s to blame? The line between natural and human-caused disasters is becoming more and more vague according to Eugene A. Rosa, Edward R. Meyer Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and professor of sociology at Washington State University.Rosa will discuss the differences and commonalities between natural and human-caused disasters at the […]

Natural resource issues workshop Dec. 6-7

Managing change through consensus is the subject of a two-day WSU Extension workshop scheduled Dec. 6-7 at the Ellensburg Inn, Ellensburg.The training will focus on natural resource issues.  Participants will experience activities designed to build capacity in developing consensus and collaborative decision-making, according to instructor, Don Nelson, WSU Extension beef specialist.“The foundation for resolving these […]