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WSU releases 100th wheat variety

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – The release of a new winter wheat variety named “Jasper” honors the legacy of the wheat breeding program at WSU started by William Jasper Spillman in 1894. The first variety developed by the university was released in 1905. Jasper marks the […]

Rebuilding soil boosts threatened beet seed production

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Growers in the fertile Skagit Valley have reported drops in historical beet seed yields of as much as 50 percent, according to Lindsey du Toit, vegetable seed pathologist at Washington State University. While disease and herbicides may cause isolated problems, researchers recently determined that poor […]

Ten WSU faculty members receive research seed grants

PULLMAN – Ten Washington State University faculty members have received internal research grants totaling $150,000 through the university’s seventh annual New Faculty Seed Grant competition. The grants are funded through the WSU Foundation and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The purpose of the program is to help new faculty members launch their […]

WSU students take innovation to business plan competition

Three undergraduate students from WSU are headed to Santa Barbara, Calif., March 3 and 4 as one of nine teams invited to participate as semifinalists in a national business plan competition.College of Business senior Nick Rapagnani and bioengineering seniors Ahmad Bayomy and Sepideh Zolfaghari will present to a panel of judges at the third annual […]

WSU junior faculty awarded seed grants for research

The Washington State University Foundation has awarded 10 research grants totaling $100,000 through the 2004 WSU Foundation New Faculty Seed Grant competition. The WSU Office of Research provided an additional $50,000 to these projects.The WSU Foundation New Faculty Seed Grant Program was developed to encourage junior-level faculty to develop research, creative or scholarly programs that […]