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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.

Good Fruit Grower: Don’t fight the physiology

From the diversity of systems favored by sweet cherry growers today, Washington State University horticulturist Matt Whiting predicts a return to simplicity, with two-dimensional systems that allow “almost assembly line-style” maintenance and take advantage of…

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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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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.

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