By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SPOKANE, Wash. – What’s wrong with my ponderosa pine trees? Are they dying? Why are the needles turning brown and reddish? Forestry experts have received several inquiries about ponderosa pine tree health this spring, so if you’re asking these questions, you are not alone.
As genomics research unravels some of life’s complexities, laboratories like the new molecular lab at WSU Puyallup applies that knowledge to real-world problems. For molecular geneticist Katie Coats, that means working with the WSDA and WSU Puyallup plant pathologist Gary Chastagner to understand the genetics of the exotic plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, the […]
PUYALLUP, Wash. — Elected officials will join leaders of the state’s forest products, nursery and Christmas tree industries on Monday to tour and dedicate a new research biocontainment facility for plant pathogens at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.Ceremonies will be held on Monday, April 24, with tours of the isolation unit beginning at […]
Dong-Hyun Kang, WSU assistant professor and researcher in Food Science and Human Nutrition, is one of the principal investigators for a grant of $700,000 through the National Institute of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research to develop rapid methods for identification of pathogens in foods. Kang’s research works specifically with rapid methods developments initially begun with […]