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The grapes are kept in six portable hoop houses, which contain a set of frames and shade cloth that cover a variety of grapes.

Save the grapes, fight the smoke

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2021

Following the destruction of the wildfires over the past few years, researcher Tom Collins has developed solutions to fight harmful effects from smoke exposure on wine grapes.  Collins, WSU Viticulture...

Food science graduate student Heather Carbon collects a fermented sample of synthetic grape juice made from wild yeasts.

Researchers to reduce wine’s alcohol content

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 11, 2021

WSU researchers are looking to improve the fermentation process for Washington winemakers, who are part of an industry worth about $8.4 billion. The team, made up of undergraduate and graduate students,...

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can help plants absorb light and water. They expand the plant’s root zone and act as a biofertilizer.

WSU Tri-Cities researchers use fungi to replace chemical fertilizers

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A team at WSU Tri-Cities is researching a type of fungus that could replace chemical fertilizers in crops. The team is working to see if applying inoculants that contain arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...

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