Agriculture researchers at WSU IAREC present to Gear Up students

From Apple Valley News Now by Rylee Fitzgerald PROSSER, Wash. — The Washington State University Integrated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) in Prosser hosted GEARUP students from several Benton County high schools this week. It was an engaging experience, with hands-on, interactive presentations done by program partners and grad students. The students were introduced to a […]

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2024’s Most Expensive Cities for Watering the Lawn

Sav Maive spoke with Dr. Troy Peters about the irrigating lawns, take a look at the article published by By Sav Maive from Where in America is lawn irrigation the biggest drain on consumers’ wallets? To mark World Water Day on March 22, Lawn Love ranked 2024’s Most Expensive Cities for Watering the Lawn. We […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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A career battling pests leads to national honor for scientist

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences For five years, Doug Walsh helped decide which scientists joined the ranks of the prestigious Fellows of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Now, the Washington State University professor has officially been named among those he once helped select. “I sat in judgement of people […]

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IAREC Graduate Students Receive $22,000 in Scholarships

Stephen Onayemi is from Lagos, Nigeria, and a PhD candidate in the Entomology department at Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. Stephen’s research focuses on using mating disruption as an alternative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy to reduce the abundance of grape mealybugs in vineyards to reduce virus transmission and […]

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Stephen, Bernie, and Pierre at the scholarship award event.

Welcome Dr. Claire Murphy

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Claire Murphy, Assistant Professor (Food Safety Extension Specialist) in the School of Food Science, to Prosser IAREC. Prior to joining WSU, Claire earned her Master of Science and PhD in Food Science and Technology as well as a Master of Public Health in Infectious Diseases from Virginia Tech. Claire’s […]

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Photo of Dr. Claire Murphy.