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A wooly landscaping solution

Washington farmers are utilizing sheep to fertilize fields and remove weeds to ultimately promote healthy soil and crops.

By Shane Michard | Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2015

Nestled between the hills just north of Pullman, one innovative farm is using sheep to protect soil, stop erosion and contribute to sustainability research.Created by fine, wind-blown dust over millennia, the rolling hills of the Palouse are some of the most fertile, and fragile, in the country. Over-...

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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