The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Sometimes all you need to show some love is a preen and a pebble

Love in the Animal Kingdom

MASON MARON February 8, 2023

For some couples, buying chocolates is enough to say 'I love you.' For others, a pebble will suffice. With the approaching warm weather being ideal conditions for many animals to raise their young,...

This project has been years in the making.

Land purchased for development of biodiesel plant

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 31, 2023

The Port of Whitman County has approved funding to help startup company AgTech OS work on a biodiesel plant outside the Pullman city limits. A biodiesel plant is a production facility with the purpose...

Winter wheat near Mayview, WA. June 17, 2020.

Winter wheat acreage being slightly down is ‘not a problem’

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2023

Winter wheat acreage is down slightly across Washington and 1.8 million acres of wheat were planted this year, which is down 3% from the previous year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics...

Winter wheat production increases this fall

Winter wheat production increases this fall

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2022

About 1.8 million acres of winter wheat were planted in 2022, an increase of about 100,000 acres from 2021, providing more wheat to those in the region and around the world, said Michelle Hennings, Washington...

Chandelle Frick, acting director of the Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Organization, displays a photo that survived the Babb Road Fire to a group of Malden and Pine City residents in Malden City Park on Sunday afternoon.

Malden, Pine City fight for recovery two-years after fire

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 14, 2022

Sunday afternoon bore a striking resemblance to Labor Day weekend of 2020 for the communities of Malden and Pine City. The familiar smell of smoke hung in the air as neighbors gathered to mark the anniversary...

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee monitors the aquifer that holds the Palouses’ main source of water, and raises awareness of water consumption.

Pullman may use alternative water source in future

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2022

The Pullman City Council heard presentations regarding water conservation and revitalizing downtown Pullman during its meeting Tuesday night.  The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee would like to prevent...

In Pullman, smoke is expected to clear Monday at noon.

Air quality worsens on the Palouse

SHANA HUANG September 11, 2022

As wildfires spread across the Northwest, the air quality in Pullman reached a high of 197 AQI Sunday, according to the Air Quality Index from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Air quality...

Students walk to and from classes in hazy weather, Sep. 6.

Smoke is on the horizon

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 6, 2022

The Palouse can expect more smoky skies and low air quality in the coming days as the Inland Northwest reaches the height of wildfire season.  A blanket of smoke from wildfires in Oregon settled over...

Aida Duarte prepares to observe the interaction between nematodes and bacteria in the Vogel laboratory, Aug. 30.

Researchers study microscopic worms’ impact on agriculture

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2022

Researchers for the Department of Plant Pathology at WSU are studying bacteria that are transmitted via parasitic nematodes, which are similar to microscopic worms. The bacteria being studied are within...

“[The heat] really has an effect on how much we have available to meet orders every week.

High temperatures affect local producers

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2022

With rising temperatures in Pullman and Moscow, producers are unable to sell some varieties of their crops.  At the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm lettuce was affected by the heat, said Brad Jaeckel,...

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 27, 2022

WSU gained access to a $530,589 grant in June to study little cherry disease and fund testing services at WSU's Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic, where researchers will receive their first samples this week. LCD...

The robot and its electrostatic sprayer will be tested in a lab before they are tested in the field next spring.

Robotic pollinator could decrease reliance on bees

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 29, 2022

WSU researchers are creating a robotic pollination system to stabilize the pollination process and decrease farmers’ dependence on bees. The engineering and horticulture science departments will collaborate...

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