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June 15: Lind Field Day focuses on falling numbers, wheat, peas

field day wsuLIND, Wash.  – Farmers can learn about the latest Washington State University discoveries in solving issues regarding low falling numbers in alpha amylase enzyme measurements, perennial wheat, pea varieties and more at the annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 15, at the WSU Dryland Research Station. » More …

May 31: Governor’s summit on career learning opportunities

GovSummitLogoPULLMAN, Wash. – Registration is open for the Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning, Wednesday, May 31, at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond and at WSU Extension-hosted gatherings in Pullman and more than 25 other sites across Washington. » More …

July 9: Field day highlights research programs

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By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Pollination, plant pathogens, and pesticide alternatives are a recurring theme in the 2015 WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day, which includes a lengthy walking field tour, research project updates, and an agricultural community barbecue July 9 at the Research Center, 16650 State Route 536 (Memorial Highway). » More …

March 1: Mushroom cultivation course offered in Sultan

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

SULTAN, Wash. – Whether you have a tiny backyard or hundreds of acres, growing gourmet mushrooms can be a satisfying and tasty venture. In the Pacific Northwest, there are about a dozen mushroom species including oyster, shiitake, and maiitake, which can be grown using many of our native tree species. Ensuring success with this type of backyard farming, however, involves developing a good understanding of the process and knowledge of the techniques involved.

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Vincent Jones to direct tree fruit decision aid system

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

Jones-V-80PULLMAN, Wash. — Vincent Jones, professor of entomology at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, has been named director of the tree fruit decision aid system (DAS). » More …

Fungi can benefit gardens, forest

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Amanita mushroom. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension.

EVERETT, Wash. – From garden to farm to forest, learn how to put fungi to work growing healthier plants.

Did you know that almost 90 percent of all plants form a beneficial or symbiotic relationship with a fungus? These mycorrhizal fungi colonize plant roots and extend their root systems into the surrounding soil, improving the ability of plants to take up available nutrients as well as other benefits.

Learn the many benefits of fungi a WSU Extension class titled ‘My O’ Mycorrhiza: The Relationship of … » More …