By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University professor and a colleague from Australia have deciphered the inner workings of one of the world’s most destructive crop viruses.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – For the first time, tomato growers using high tunnels (low-cost greenhouses, http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/hightunnels/) in western Washington can manage one of the most serious plant diseases organically, said plant pathologist Debra Inglis.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Two engineering graduate students from Washington State University received top poster awards at the recent American Association for Aerosol Research annual conference in Portland, Ore.
Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth, but not all forms of nitrogen are usable by plants. Although Earth’s atmosphere is rich in nitrogen, the inert atmospheric gas is useless to most organisms. Some plants, though, form symbiotic relationships with bacteria called rhizobia. In a complicated exchange of nutrients, rhizobia produce an abundance […]
Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane) By Robert Frank, WSU Today Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my! Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk! ‘Tis […]
• Hanu Pappu, associate professor and President Sam Smith Distinguished Professor in Plant Virology, has received a Fulbright Award for 2008-2009. He will lecture and do research at Alexandria University, Egypt. • University Publishing’s printing facility has been awarded chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council. WSU is the first university in the nation to […]
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 […]
PULLMAN– Washington State University scientists conducting research on plants and animals are among the most productive in the nation, according to a survey measuring faculty scholarly productivity published recently in The Chronicle for Higher Education. WSU plant scientists were ranked the fifth most productive in the United States. WSU’s zoology program ranked No. 10 in the […]
Jade plants, ferns, Christmas cacti, philodendrons, dieffenbachias and hoyas line the windowsills of Fischer Agricultural Science Library at WSU Pullman, thanks to Rhonda Gaylord, Fischer’s library specialist and resident gardener. In a small library with limited staff, Gaylord’s job tasks are broad, including working at the circulation desk, processing reserve materials, checking in journals, overseeing […]
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 […]