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May 31: Governor’s summit on career learning opportunities
May 4, 2017

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.

July 9: Field day highlights research programs
June 23, 2015

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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).

Feb. 21 school to teach how to keep woodlands safe, healthy
January 21, 2015

COLVILLE, Wash. – Family owners of private forestland in Washington can come and learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy at the Forest Owners Winter School at the Community Colleges of Spokane – Colville Center in Colville on Feb. 21. The event opens at 8 a.m. and presentations begin at 9 a.m.

March 1: Mushroom cultivation course offered in Sultan
February 14, 2014

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.

Vincent Jones to direct tree fruit decision aid system
October 28, 2013

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).

Fungi can benefit gardens, forest
September 17, 2013

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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 … » More …

Creating cleaner water source vital to aquatic life, people
September 16, 2013

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WSU Puyallup researchers inspect the sprinkler system used to simulate rain events on the asphalt test plot. (l-r) Curtis Hinman, low-impact development extension specialist; Jen McIntyre, postdoctoral researcher, stormwater program; and Richard Bembenek, agriculture research technician, low-impact development. Photo by Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension Puyallup. 

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Jen McIntyre, WSU Extension Puyallup

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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Finding a solution to toxic highway runoff is crucial to the environment. Research scientists at … » More …

Sept. 28, Nov. 2 – WSU Extension workshops focus on forest health
September 9, 2013

REPUBLIC, Wash. – Is your forest healthy? Washington State University Extension will teach landowners how to answer this question at a day-long workshop offered at two locations in Eastern Washington this fall.

The hands-on workshops are designed to give landowners experience identifying and measuring factors that affect a forest’s health. Workshop participants will learn how to recognize forest problems and how to manage their own forest to be resistant to insects and diseases. Landowners will learn how to measure forest health indicators and assess risk. Afternoon field sessions will include hands-on measurement of forest timber stands.

Extension educators from WSU and forestry experts from the region … » More …

Workshop to discuss funding options for enhancing property
November 2, 2010

WSU Extension and the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will present a workshop on government grant and cost-share programs that help forest and farm owners improve their property. This free workshop will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Snoqualmie Library.

 

Many area landowners have dream projects to enhance their property, improve wildlife habitat and improve property management practices, but do not have the funds to get started. This workshop will provide information on federal, state and local cost-share programs available to partially fund or, in some cases, fully fund these projects. Examples of eligible projects might include: fish barrier removal, tree planting, invasive … » More …