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‘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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