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Prosser IAREC

Over 100 years of Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension for a Resilient Future

News & Noteworthy

USDA undersecretary encounters research for specialty crops at Prosser

By Seth Truscott To read the original article, go to the CAHNRS News site or click here. Scientists at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) at Prosser welcomed Jenny Lester Moffitt, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, alongside WSDA Director Derek Sandison and Wendy Powers, the Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean of CAHNRS, Wednesday, […]

New butterfly book culmination of author’s lifelong work

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences David James became an entomologist because of his early childhood love of butterflies. “I was an 8-year-old kid in England, and I knew what I wanted to do,” said James, an associate professor in Washington State University’s Department of Entomology. “I wasn’t interested in catching […]
Prosser IAREC campus.

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.

2019 Centennial Report

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

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