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100 years of Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension

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Research into grapevine leafroll disease makes PLOS One top 10 most cited annual papers

In 2016, WSU IAREC director Naidu Rayapati published an article about how grapevine leafroll disease impacts fruit quality & actual wine produced from grapes of affected plants. The paper recently earned recognition among most cited…

Dr. Qin Zhang publishes second book in 2021

  Dr. Qin Zhang, Director of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) and Professor in Biological Systems Engineering department published his second book in 2021 and his ninth book in his career!…

WSU student lands FFAR Fellowship to support viticulture research, professional development

Horticulture doctoral candidate Alexa McDaniel has been awarded a Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellowship, which will support her growth as a leader and professional, while fostering the connection between WSU and the…

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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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2019 Centennial Report

IAREC celebrated 100-years of exceptional research in 2019.  The 2019 annual report shares some highlights from the last 100-years.

Download 2019 Annual Report (.pdf)
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