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Feb. 8: ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms’ workshop
January 12, 2018

Palouse farm fields and soilPULLMAN, Wash. – “Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms,” a workshop designed for farmers and interested residents in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, will be presented by Washington State University Extension, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Banyan’s Pavilion.

Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds
November 8, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate.

Oct. 19: Growing Groceries series starts with good soil
October 4, 2016

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

tomatoes-80pEVERETT, Wash. – The Growing Groceries garden education series will start with home soil sample analysis at 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

June 22: How healthy soil improves yields, ecosystem
June 15, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Farm-tourPULLMAN, Wash. – Experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Washington State University will share the latest research on how soil health can improve farm profitability at the Cook Agronomy Farm Field Day Wednesday, June 22, in Whitman County, Wash.

Ask Dr. Universe: How do plants hold dirt?
May 24, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – The other day, I wandered into a Washington State University greenhouse and ran into my friend Mechthild Tegeder, a professor and expert on plants.

Sept. 30: Series on growing food starts with soil
September 28, 2015

soilEVERETT, Wash. – The Growing Groceries series of 10 extension gardening classes starts Sept. 30 and Nov. 11 with soil health and fertility. Participants who bring a soil sample to the first class will discuss lab results at the second class.

‘A quiet crisis’: The rise of acidic soil in Washington
August 17, 2015

dayn-wheat-300DAYTON, Wash. – Gary Wegner first noticed the problem in 1991, when a field on his family’s farm west of Spokane produced one-fourth the usual amount of wheat. Lab tests revealed a surprising result: the soil had become acidic.

Fulbright winner will improve rice by decontaminating soil
May 14, 2015

By Amy Veneziano, Undergraduate Education

PatrickFreeze-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Having studied soil contamination and its effect on food sources worldwide, it seems fitting that Ph.D. student Patrick Freeze of Washington State University should win a Fulbright grant during the United Nations International Year of Soil.