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  • Employment Opportunity | Pesticide Review Assistant (Program Assistant; #129495)

    The Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) at WSU Puyallup is seeking a half-time (50% FTE) Program Assistant. This classified staff position has the primary responsibility of reviewing publications for conformance to WSU Pesticide Policy. In addition, they will track WSU compliance with Collective Experimental Use permit requirements and perform various pesticide recommendation and label-related projects. Candidates must demonstrate careful attention to detail and have strong time management skills.

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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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  • 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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