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Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

It is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities.

Attend APAC’s monthly meeting at a new time

The upcoming Administrative Professional Advisory Council meeting will be Thursday, February 12 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Speaker topics for this month’s meeting will be: 2:30pm-3:15pm WSU Puyallup – Bridging the Past to the Future. Jim Kropf, NW Extension District Director  and John Stark, WSU Puyallup Director 3:30pm-4:00pm HRS – AP Classification/Compensation Plan Draft, Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, […]

Gifts make bedtime better for neighboring children

WSU Extension 4-H staff in Puyallup: Carey Roos, left, Linda Williams, Tony Dell, Darlene Munson, Betsy Fradd and Kevin Wright. (Photo by Dana Schlenker, Center for Distance and Professional  Education, Puyallup) Employees of WSU Extension in Puyallup recently donated new pajamas and books to help young people in Pierce County.   The items collected by […]

Lab detects pests, trains young scientists

  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 […]

From ag to urban

Photo: Soils technician Richard Bembenek works on heavy metals remediation. (Photo courtesy of Puyallup Research and Extension Center). The Puyallup Research and Extension Center, more than 100 years old, is in the midst of change. An action plan developed by the faculty and staff is shaping the center’s mission to better reflect and focus on […]

Turfgrass research farm renamed to honor Roy Goss

PUYALLUP — The Washington State University turfgrass research farm in Puyallup was renamed the R.L. Goss Research Farm in ceremonies held at the farm. Roy L. Goss is a pioneer in turfgrass research and many of his innovations are still used in golf courses, playfields, parks and landscaping throughout the country.“I’m pleased for this honor,” the […]

Opening ceremonies slated for pathogen research facility

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 […]