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100 years of Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension

News & Noteworthy

Dr. Michelle Moyer: Taking academic research to the vineyard

Special edition article published by the Yakima Herald-Republic​ honoring Dr. Michelle Moyer and her journey in viticulture from her academic research to the vineyard at WSU IAREC.

WSU Insider: Cellulose nanocrystals insulate crops against frost damage

A new agricultural innovation from Washington State University may solve an ancient predicament: how to protect crop plants from cold damage at bud break. As spring brings warmer weather, plants wake up from dormancy and…

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.

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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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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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