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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 […]

WSU’s first wheat breeder honored at dedication

“Professor William Jasper Spillman inspired students, colleagues farmers and administrators,” said Steve Jones, WSU winter wheat breeder.  “It is our hope that he continues to inspire for generations to come.”  Jones spoke before a crowd of more than 100 people at the rededication of the Spillman memorial stone on Saturday, Oct. 21.  William Jasper Spillman […]

Spillman marker to be moved to Clark Hall

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s first wheat breeder will be honored at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.  State Sen. Mark Schoesler and  WSU President V. Lane Rawlins will rededicate the Spillman Memorial Stone in the Clark Hall Plaza, near the intersection of Wilson Road and Lincoln Drive. William Jasper Spillman was a member of […]