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A team of researchers is studying different treatments to kill the bacteria that causes a disease in carrot seeds. The disease is not harmful to people who eat the crop, but carrots cannot produce enough nutrients if they are infected with it.

WSU researcher fights harmful pathogen in carrot seeds

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

A WSU researcher and a university alumnus are working on a team to prevent the growth of a bacterial pathogen in carrot seed crops. Bacterial blight is a seed-borne disease in carrots that is prevalent...

The USDA Plant Biosciences building will be the fifth addition to the university's Research and Educational Complex.

USDA research facility will replace Johnson Hall

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor February 3, 2021

WSU plans to replace Johnson Hall with a new federally-funded USDA research building as an addition to the university’s modern research complex.   Richard Koenig, chair of WSU’s Department...

WSU state lobbyist Chris Mulick said it would take about $8 million to demolish Johnson Hall.

WSU lobbies for funding of USDA research building on Pullman campus

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor January 21, 2021

A WSU alumnus enters the 2021 biennial legislative session lobbying to fund the development of new buildings, including a new agricultural research facility in Pullman. Chris Mulick, WSU state lobbyist...

Grapes from commercial and research vineyards are collected and analyzed so WSU researchers can see how wine grape quality is affected by how long they are exposed to smoke.

Researchers study ashy aromas, tastes in wine affected by wildfires

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

WSU researchers are studying how the duration of smoke exposure from September's wildfires affected the quality of wine grapes. Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can develop ashy aromas and tastes...

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

Five bacterial proteins could be used for vaccine in cattle

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor 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...

The demolition of Johnson Hall will cost about $8 million and will be replaced by a new USDA Agricultural Research Services building.

WSU to demolish Johnson Hall

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 13, 2020

WSU hopes to receive state funding between the 2021 and 2023 fiscal year in order to demolish Johnson Hall, which would cost about $8 million.  Phil Weiler, WSU’s vice president for marketing and...

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