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Five bacterial proteins could be used for vaccine in cattle

Some cattle, especially younger ones, seem to better withstand infection from a disease called anaplasmosis.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

WSU researchers investigating the bacteria Anaplasma marginale have identified five proteins that could potentially be used in a global vaccine against it. A. marginale is a tick-borne bacteria that infects red blood cells in cattle, said Kelly Brayton, professor in WSU’s Department of Veterinary Micro...

Research center director moves from Puyallup to Wenatchee

The arid environment of the Cascades allows for large pear, apple and cherry orchards to bloom best in the Wenatchee area, says incoming director of WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

The director of the Mt. Vernon and Puyallup WSU research centers will take a permanent position at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center based out of Wenatchee, Washington.  Chad Kruger spent much of his career at WSU; he grew up in eastern Washington and started working for the universit...

‘Lost’ apple rediscovered near WSU

David Benscoter, founder of the Lost Apple Project, said the Mihalyfi was one of 20 Hungarian apple varieties brought to the then Washington State Agricultural College in the late 1800s.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

Approximately seven miles southeast of WSU’s Pullman campus on Rocky Butte, a historic apple was rediscovered by the Lost Apple Project. Roy Druffel, a farmer who owns land on Rocky Butte, is a committee member of the Lost Apple Project and discovered the Mihalyfi apple. Project founder David Bensc...

Agriculture company gives away Russet potatoes

Volunteers load potatoes from a conveyor belt into cars, boxes, coolers and bags for people to take home.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

A line of cars starting from SE Latah Street stretched all the way to Pullman City Hall on Saturday morning. Individuals, some wearing “#PalouseProud” t-shirts, gathered near a semitrailer filled with a mountain of Russet potatoes.  At the start of the line, a man waited with his service dog who ...

Becoming bacteria-free

Researchers at WSU are working to decrease bacteria on fruit.

BY HILARY TAYLOR | Evergreen contributor

February 24, 2015

Reducing food contamination and improving the safety and quality of food is what motivates one scientist at Washington State University.Shyam S. Sablani, a WSU associate professor, is currently working to make frozen red raspberries less susceptible to harmful bacteria by using Ultraviolet light-C or UV-C light.“We are try...

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