To make room for planned commercial development on the edge of the Pullman campus, WSU’s turfgrass farm is getting a new home where researchers will work at ways to grow more grass with fewer seeds and breed varieties that are more resistant to drought.
Agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices at the “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop,” March 12‑14 in Pendleton, Oregon.
The research fellowships will promote agricultural productivity, food security and economic growth through international collaboration.
Equipped with a USDA grant, WSU researchers will lead a multistate project working with orchardists and cider makers to develop the best apples.
Professor Jonathan Yoder to lead national research team supported by a $5 million, 5-year grant.
Two national research teams led by WSU scientists are working to protect grapes, onions and garlic from pests and diseases.
Xiao Zhang, associate professor in WSU Tri-Cities’ Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, is targeting the use of lignin to create affordable biofuels and bioproducts.
Three WSU researchers recently received a grant to determine out how phosphorylase, an enzyme that plants and animals both have, works with photosynthesis.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of WSU, OU and UI researchers have received a $3 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help wheat and cereal farmers find sustainable farming practices in the face of climate change.
By Karen Hunt, Office of Research
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University tops the list of U.S. Department of Agriculture research and development expenditures, according to the most recent figures available.