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

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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.

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

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  • Faculty published and featured in local news

    WSU Puyallup faculty member Dr. Jenifer McIntyre recently had a study published in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal featured on KUOW news.

    In addition, her team recently launched an interactive map geared to help track where dangerous key areas for salmon are located so preventative measures can take place. The map was featured on KING 5 News.

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  • Employment Opportunity: Agricultural Research Technologist 3

    The Plant Pathology department at the Puyallup Research and Extension Center has an opening for an Agricultural Research Technologist 3. Full position details and application information at WSU Jobs (127307).

    Summary of Duties

    Under direction of a PI, performs senior level research and investigative research relating to the management of diseases of ornamental bulb and cut flower crops, Christmas trees, and ornamental and conifer nursery crops. Positions are responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating assigned experiments under minimal direction; developing and testing investigative procedures; managing personnel; analyzing complex statistical data; and preparing rough manuscript drafts for technical papers.

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  • 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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