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$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the […]

Tiny tubers pack powerful punch nutritionally

PULLMAN – When it comes to nutritional value, baby potatoes are proving to far outstrip their adult counterparts, according to Roy Navarre, USDA Agricultural Research Service research geneticist and adjunct professor with Washington State University. In preliminary trials at WSU’s potato research center here, Navarre and his team are harvesting 71 different varieties of potatoes […]

Researcher seeks new uses for cull potatoes

A Washington State University scientist is trying to turn cull potatoes into a profitable byproduct for Washington potato growers.The state’s potato growers harvest about 5 million tons of potatoes every year. Nearly 15 percent of the potatoes, usually known as culls, end up as some form of feed or residual use by-product, according to Melvin […]

WSU researcher seeks new uses for cull potatoes

A Washington State University scientist is trying to turn cull potatoes into a profitable byproduct for Washington potato growers. The state’s potato growers harvest about 5 million tons of potatoes every year. Nearly 15 percent of the potatoes, usually known as culls, end up as some form of feed or residual use by-product, according to […]