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May 13: Workshop to identify fundable environment research

FEW

PULLMAN, Wash. – Research that links food, energy and water (FEW) issues is expected to be a top priority for funding agencies in coming years. In preparation, a one-day workshop for Washington State University faculty to identify research initiatives will be held Wednesday, May 13, in CUB 204 and 206. » More …

April 9: Pollinators, sustainable agriculture presented

beePULLMAN, Wash. – “A bee’s eye perspective on sustainable agriculture” will be presented by the co-director of the Berkeley Food Institute in a free, public lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. in CUE 518. » More …

WSU to offer online graduate certificate in sustainable ag

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

Lynne-Carpenter-Boggs-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will launch an online graduate certificate in sustainable agriculture in the spring. » More …

Seed repository helps researchers develop early lettuce

Outredgeous lettuce

“Outredgeous” lettuce grown 
for an organic baby-leaf salad
observation trial at WSU Mount
Vernon NWREC.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Instead of eating lettuce shipped thousands of miles from the Sun Belt, northerners might be munching more greens purchased at their local farmers market or harvested in their own backyards.

Lettuce is a cool-season crop, but typical commercial varieties won’t germinate if spring soil is too cold. Researchers are tapping a unique seed repository at Washington State University to develop varieties that growers could plant early with confidence.

 

Carol Miles» More …

WSU offers sustainable agriculture certificate

PULLMAN – The WSU Graduate School is offering graduate students in any discipline the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. Students are eligible to pursue the certificate as long as they meet the prerequisites for the courses required.

The certificate coursework will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current issues in sustainable agriculture, according to Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, coordinator of the WSU Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming program.

“Sustainable agriculture is inherently interdisciplinary and the courses required will provide knowledge of the science that makes it work,” said Carpenter-Boggs.

Carpenter-Boggs said the certificate program, which was approved by … » More …