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Student Published in FUNGI Magazine

Andrea Garfinkel

Congratulations to our very own Andrea Garfinkel! Andrea was recently published in the Fall edition of FUNGI Magazine alongside two grad students from the WSU Pullman campus—Sean McCotter and Teresa Jardini. The students co-authored a paper on morel species that grow in landscape settings in the Pacific Northwest—morels being some of the most highly sought after edible macro fungi. The paper resulted from a class project in “Advanced Fungal Biology” that is team taught by Drs. Lori Carris and Tobin Peever with WSU’s Plant Pathology Department. Their professors Carris and Peever were published alongside them.

You can read their article titled Multiple Species of Morels Occur in Landscape Settings (pdf) at … » More …

Climate adaptation team wins award for educational materials

Liz Whitefield

The Animal Ag in a Changing Climate team—a collaborative project which includes WSU Puyallup Research Associate Liz Whitefield—was awarded the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Blue Ribbon Award for educational materials. The Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Awards Competition, sponsored by EOPD-208 Extension Committee, promotes excellence in informational materials which contribute to the understanding of agricultural and biological engineering subjects outside of the traditional classroom setting. Their web page (http://animalagclimatechange.org/) includes a blog,  short videos, fact sheets, and a free-online course about climate change that has been completed by nearly 100 … » More …

Horticulturist wins national medal for fruit breeding

Pat Moore

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Patrick Moore, Washington State University professor and horticulturist in Puyallup, was awarded the Wilder Medal from the American Pomological Society for his contributions to fruit breeding. The annual award recognizes outstanding service to horticulture with special consideration for the origination and introduction of superior varieties that have been widely planted. Moore, who has been on WSU faculty since 1987, does research on breeding, genetics, disease and disease resistance of raspberries and strawberries. Fruit varieties his team has developed include: Cascade Harvest, Cascade Gold, Cascade Bounty, Cascade Dawn and Cascade Delight raspberries … » More …