Gordillo Talks About Promoting, Improving Diversity At WSUs CAHNRS

Earlier this summer, Washington State University promoted Dr. Luz Maria Gordillo to Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence at the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Science, better known as CAHNRS. The position, created last summer by then dean Andre Denis Wright is intended to help faculty, staff and students understand the […]

Washington Genetics Out With Four Varieties With Growers Needs In Mind

As wheat growers across the Pacific Northwest look ahead to a 2022, Washington Genetics is out with four varieties that they say will help growers weather the adversity typically associated with growing here. Marci Miller with Washington Genetics said their four new varieties for this season, Devote, Scorpio, Sockeye CL+ and Piranha CL+ all have […]

WSU Looks To Electric Current To Measure Soil Health

In the ongoing effort to monitor soil health, Washington State University researchers have turned to electric currents as a new tool. Researcher, Abdul Mohamed, said they measure microorganism activity levels by measuring electric currents on electrodes placed in the soil. “It goes back to a fundamental idea in biology that all life, we generate energy by […]

AWW 34th Gala A Success In Many Ways, Peha Says

During last months’ 34th annual Gala, Auction of Washington Wines raised $2.2 million for Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as Washington State University Viticulture and Enology program. AWW Executive director, Jamie Peha said their goal this year was to raise 25% more compared to 2020, which they did successful. “The main purpose of AWW is to […]

WSU To Launch 12 Week Series Focused On Sustainable Farming

Farmers interested in sustainable small scale farming and ranching are encouraged to participate in Washington State University’s 12 week Cultivating Success which starts in late September. WSU’s Kate Ryan, said the course is great for anyone unsure how to approach being a farmer or rancher. “Trying to impress upon students that it’s a whole lot more […]

WSU Researchers Continue Efforts To Address Smoke Exposure

As intense wildlife smoke becomes a more occurrence during our summers here in the Pacific Northwest, researchers at Washington State University are looking into the impacts on wine grapes and how to mitigate those effects. Assistant Professor of Viticulture and Enology Tom Collins said it’s important to understand the problem. “We need to have solutions; […]

Growers Reminded To Be Patient When Dealing With Crop Insurance

This year has been very disappointing for wheat growers for a variety of reasons, whether that’s because of poor yields, high protein numbers or a host of other issues. Because of that, more and more growers are turning to crop insurance to help offset the disappointments of 2021. Washington State University’s Aaron Esser, said when […]

Crowder Highlights How DAS Can Trim Production Costs

In an effort to help tree fruit growers save on their operating costs, 15 years ago Washington state University rolled out the Decision Aid System. And in that time, the digital Ag tool has become a platform for tree fruit growers, and now potato growers, to stay up to date on real-time weather, disease pressures […]

USTR Tai Meets With Western Washington Farmers

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai meet with Washington farmers and ranchers Thursday. Tai and U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene toured the Washington State University Breadlab in Burlington and participate in a roundtable with local agriculture and farm stakeholders. The USTR office said the roundtable focused on how trade can help Washington’s agriculture and farm industries. A […]

NIFA & NSF Investing $220 Million in Artificial Intelligence Research

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Federation announced a $220 million investment in 11 new NSF-led Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. NIFA and other agencies and organizations have partnered with the NSF to pursue transformational advances in a range of economic sectors and science and engineering fields, ranging from food […]