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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

Wendy Powers, Elizabeth Chilton, Patty Murray, Tom Vilsack, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chavonda Jacobs-Young and Simon Liu breacking ground at the ceremony

WSU breaks ground on new Plant Science Building

GABRIELLE BOWMAN, Evergreen news co-editor August 7, 2023

On Tuesday the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Services celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the new plant sciences building that will be built where Johnson Hall once...

The Plant Biosciences Research Building will replace Johnson Hall.

Army Corps of Engineers seeks input on building to replace Johnson Hall

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor February 21, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on the proposed Plant Biosciences Research Building, which will replace Johnson Hall.  The proposed building will be four stories tall with...

Xianming Chen, plant pathology doctor for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, showcases the wheat being used for the study.

Researchers investigate combating stripe rust

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter February 17, 2022

Researchers from WSU and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working to combat stripe rust, a fungus that can devastate wheat crops and harvests in the Pacific Northwest. The aim...

Breeding virus-resistent crops would take up to 10 years. Currently, prevention is the best cure.

Grant to help screen for viruses in crops

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter February 10, 2022

Researchers from NuPhY and Texas A&M University received a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to research and develop ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing technology for virus...

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 universitys Research and Educational Complex.

USDA research facility will replace Johnson Hall


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


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 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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