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Good Fruit Grower: Cosmic contribution to Clean Plant Center Northwest

Using fees collected from growers for graft wood and budwood, the Northwest Nursery Improvement Institute has given $50,000 to the Clean Plant Center to purchase a new growth chamber used to eliminate viruses in plant material. Photo credit: TJ Mullinax / Good Fruit Grower

CAHNRS News: Pioneering WSU scientist recognized for innovation

Discovering new ways for machines to boost productivity and conserve resources on Northwest farms and orchards, Washington State University scientist Manoj Karkee was named a 2019 Pioneer in artificial intelligence and the “Internet of Things” by Connected World magazine.

CAHNRS News: CPAAS faculty member wins grant award

WSU’s Lav Khot will look to reduce reliance on broad spectrum pesticides that result in residues on food with an award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).

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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.

Learn more about Prosser IAREC

2017 Annual Report

IAREC scientists had a productive 2017 with numerous reviewed publications and very strong commodity and federal grant support. Our significant contributions to graduate education continued during 2017, hosting students from 12 countries.

Download 2017 Annual Report (.pdf)