Washington State University

WSU researcher Kiwamu Tanaka focused on identifying natural plant disease resistance

Just like humans, plants have evolutionary immune systems. Washington State University Associate Professor Kiwanu Tanaka has made studying those immun... READ MORE »

Pavek currently leading PAA, but his contributions to potato industry aren’t new

For more than 15 years, Washington State University scientist Mark Pavek has helped potato growers develop more nutritious, hardy and marketable varie... READ MORE »

Jake Blauer tapped to be new postharvest potato physiologist at WSU

When Jake Blauer lived in Brazil, he says he saw a lot of potatoes “but they were often green.” Blauer is the newly hired postharvest potato ph... READ MORE »

Washington State expanding Decision Aid System to potatoes

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This ... READ MORE »

Washington State University to host free no-till symposium

The Washington State University Extension and Oregon Tilth will hold a Zoom virtual symposium on no-till agriculture Feb. 24-25, 2021. Extension in... READ MORE »

Washington State moves ahead with potato-focused endowed chair

Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, mo... READ MORE »

Researcher Mark Pavek’s message to growers: Always question what you’re doing

At its core, Mark Pavek describes his professional focus as “finding the smartest and most profitable agronomic practices and varieties for (Pacific... READ MORE »

Powdery scab suppression remains elusive so far

Powdery scab, caused by Spongospora subterranea, is a worrisome disease for potato growers around the world for a variety of reasons. Powdery sca... READ MORE »

Washington State’s Othello Potato Field Day canceled

Due to Washington and Washington State University COVID-19-related policy, the 2020 WSU-Othello Potato Field Day, originally scheduled for June 18, ha... READ MORE »

WSU professors using grant to study potato mop-top virus

A team of Washington State University scientists are taking on a destructive complex of diseases affecting valuable potato crops, thanks to support fr... READ MORE »


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