PULLMAN, 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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Washington State University Extension rural business development conference received the Leadership and Collaboration Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association on Tuesday.
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).
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.
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.
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 …
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.
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Finding a solution to toxic highway runoff is crucial to the environment. Research scientists at … » More …
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 …
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 …