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100 years of Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension

News & Noteworthy

Dr. Michelle Moyer wins 2020 Extension Distinction Award

WSU IAREC professor, Dr. Michelle Moyer, has been awarded the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture for her significant contributions to the field.

WSU Insider: Precision pruning can help machines safely, efficiently harvest apples

Partnering with scientists in horticulture and biological systems engineering at WSU and Pennsylvania State University, lead author Xin Zhang, a doctoral student at WSU’s Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS), published “A Precision…

CAHNRS News: Training helps Nepal plant scientists defend against viral disease

Helping scientists and farmers in Nepal, Naidu Rayapati, professor of plant pathology and director of the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center, co-led a hands-on training course on viral diseases that harm vegetable crops.

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Centennial Celebration Food Safety Irrigated Agriculture Viticulture & Enology

The World’s Largest
Irrigated Agriculture Center

The Washington State University, Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (WSU Prosser IAREC) is the focal point for the University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) research, extension, and plant certification programs that address the concerns of irrigated agriculture.

An estimated two-thirds of the agricultural production in the state comes from irrigated land, making such research of vital interest to Washington’s economy, both for intrastate distribution and exportation.

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2018 Annual Report

IAREC scientists had a productive 2018 with numerous reviewed publications and very strong commodity and federal grant support. Our significant contributions to graduate education continued during 2018, hosting over 30 students from 11 countries.

Download 2018 Annual Report (.pdf)