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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

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 news co-editor October 14, 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...

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 2, 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 25, 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 28, 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 30, 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...

Doctorate student Madeline Desjardins takes deep soil cores to quantify soil carbon in a long-term biosolids experiment in Douglas County, Wash.

Researchers aim to improve soil health, crop quality with biosolid testing

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 23, 2022

WSU researchers are examining the effects of biosolid application on soil health and crop productivity to help establish cover crops in central Washington. Biosolids are human waste recycled from sewage...

Researchers could spend  almost 20 years waiting to release their new cherries, considering seedlings take several years to grow flowers and fruit.

WSU researchers aim to achieve ‘ideal’ cherries with new genetic material

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 6, 2022

Within the next ten years, WSU researchers hope to create superior and resilient cherry varieties with genetic material from Sun World International, a private plant breeding company. The goal of this...

Creamery workers wrap cheese clothes around hoops at Ferdinands Ice Cream Shoppe, March 22.

The inside scoop: WSU Creamery’s production process from cow to cone

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor March 25, 2022

It is 7 a.m. at the WSU Knott Dairy Center.  Students file into the milking parlor alongside 37 cows, hoping to provide high-quality milk that will eventually become award-winning ice...

Katy Ayers spent several hours testing her mushroom canoe on the water.

WSU student makes canoe out of mushrooms

KAITLYNN LOHMANN, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2021

WSU student Katy Ayers created the world’s longest mushroom canoe by using knowledge about different species and receiving help from a Nebraska mushroom farm owner.  Ayers, sophomore agriculture...

Steelhead and other fish bring nutrients to North Central Idaho, a relatively nutrient-poor area. These fish feed a lot of species aside from humans, acting as a key part of the ecological system.

‘We’re going to lose what it means to be the Northwest’

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief September 2, 2021

Two regional organizations won an environmental court case last month, halting a large timber sale in the Snake River Basin in pursuit to protect endangered steelhead fish.   The Lolo Creek Drainage,...

Earthwork artist Stan Herd created the BECU crop mural outside of Pullman.

Working the fields: earthwork artists design WSU crop mural

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter August 23, 2021

As the Cougs roll back into Pullman for the fall semester, they will be able to see this year's BECU crop mural etched into the side of a field by earthwork artist Stan Herd.  Herd said he is responsible...

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