WSU Extension programs to be honored by Western Extension Directors

PULLMAN –  WSU Extension programs that have eradicated Spartina, a noxious invasive weed in Willapa Bay, and that are keeping a grain pest in check by means of biological control, will be honored in July at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting in Blaine. Eradication of Invasive Spartina in Willapa Bay, a program led by […]

Beauty in the quest for biofuel

Painstaking days slicing through alfalfa stems with a razor blade not only confirmed grad student Ann Patten’s scientific point, but also landed her work on the cover of the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Botany. This wasn’t a first. Her photographs have been featured on the covers of four national scientific journals since […]

Harvest of health

Cranberries aren’t just for the holidays anymore. Increased awareness of their numerous health benefits has made cranberries popular year round, said Kim Patten, a horticulturist at the WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit.  With the increasing demand for cranberries — specifically Craisins, a dried and sweetened version — the Ocean Spray plant south of […]