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Prof earns recognition, patents for ag automation

PROSSER, Wash. – Qin Zhang, director of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, is one of 13 fellows recently named to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2013.   About 2 percent of active members achieve fellow status. Fellows demonstrate unusual professional distinction with outstanding […]

Inventory catalogues 10,000 trees on campus

      PULLMAN – Capital Planning and Development is continuing the long process of inventorying all the trees on the WSU Pullman campus. Cynthia Arbour, campus planner, has recorded about two-thirds of the campus, about 7,000 trees. She predicts there will be more than 10,000 trees in the inventory when it’s completed.    The project helps […]

Family forest management focus of field day

  WSU Extension educator Andy Perleberg teaches a short course for family forest landowners that helps them focus on what they want to accomplish. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension     EVERETT – The annual Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day in King County will be presented by WSU Extension and the Washington State Department […]

Clemency for the trees

  PULLMAN – The Library Road construction project is in full swing with major excavation currently taking place between Bryan Hall and Holland Library. James Stone, construction engineer with capital planning and development, reminds people to be cautious while walking near the site. “Please pay close attention to interior way finding and emergency exit signage […]

Contractors make room, trees moved nearby

Making room for construction at Johnson Hall has proven to be a major landscaping bonus for Washington State University’s recently remodeled Ag Pavilion, located a few hundred feet up the street on Wilson Road. Several trees from the Johnson site are being plucked from their long-time home by workers from Big Trees ‘R Us and […]