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Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Vision

University-Based • Puget Sound Focused • Improving the Future • of the Region—and Beyond

Mission

The WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center provides research, technology, instruction, and outreach to improve agriculture, community well-being, and natural resources by bridging our land-grant mission to an increasingly urbanized Puget Sound region and beyond.

Values

Quality • Commitment • Effectiveness • Creativity & Innovation • Knowledge • Integrity • Trust

  • WSU scientist’s species discovery helps save colorful peony from ugly disease

    Student researcher Andrea Garfinkel chats with a farm worker in a Netherlands peony field.Student researcher Andrea Garfinkel, right, chats with a farm worker in a Netherlands peony field during a 2015 visit. For the past three years, Garfinkel has researched diseases of peonies, discovering multiple new species of the Botrytis pathogen.
    A symbol of good fortune and happy marriage, the peony has been a beloved centerpiece of floral arrangements and wedding bouquets for hundreds of years.

    Pacific Northwest farmers have found success growing these bountiful blooms for a thriving global market. But they’re held back by a devastating … » More …

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  • Markus Flury wins soil physics medal

    Soil scientist Markus Flury takes soil samples at the Hanford nuclear reservation, studying movement of radioactive compounds.Soil scientist Markus Flury takes soil samples at the Hanford nuclear reservation, studying movement of radioactive compounds.

    For more than 20 years, Markus Flury has studied how the soil and water under our feet interact, influencing the food we eat and the water we drink.

    Now, the Washington State University soil scientist’s achievements have earned him a prestigious accolade from the Soil Science Society of America: The Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award.

    “Soils can protect groundwater from many contaminants, from … » More …

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  • Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott Receives Scientific Writing Award

    Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott was honored at the 2017 annual meeting of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators as the inaugural recipient of the Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.

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