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Ask Dr. Universe: Why are plants green?

PUYALLUP, Wash. – A lush tropical rainforest, a field of sunflowers, a garden in your neighborhood. Our Earth is home to all kinds of plant life. From trees to catnip, there are thousands of different species of plants. Most of these plants are green, but not all of them.

WSU professor elected fellow of American Phytopathological Society

  PULLMAN – WSU professor of plant pathology Tim Murray has been elected a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (APS). The honor is given to an APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the APS.   “I really look at this as a group award for all of the people […]

Visitors worldwide use ‘Weed of the Month’ resource

  Steve Van Vleet, WSU Whitman County Extension COLFAX – Most people can recognize the average weed: thistle and dandelion, for example, are pretty easy to identify. But WSU Whitman County Extension has created a website feature to help the average person identify all kinds of invasive weeds – no matter how pretty they may […]

Master Gardeners from around state to gather at WSU

PULLMAN  – More than 200 Master Gardeners from throughout the state will gather on the Pullman campus of WSU later this week for three days of workshops on topics ranging from sustainable food systems and drought resistant lawns to the psychological benefits of plants and building strong communities through gardening. “This is an opportunity for […]

‘Innovators’ series to feature noted biofuels researcher Norman Lewis

PULLMAN – Norman Lewis, regents professor and director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry at WSU, will give a far-reaching futuristic perspective of our growing energy needs, with an emphasis on biofuels, in Seattle this month as part of WSU’s “Innovators” luncheon.   In a world once again confronted with volatility in oil prices, with […]