Program Areas

The work of our ANR Unit faculty spans a broad range of expertise that includes agronomic and horticultural crops; animal agriculture; water resources; environmental stewardship; forestry; rangeland management; farm management; marketing; apiculture; integrated pest management; pesticide safety;  and urban horticulture. In addition, our ANR Unit personnel lead interdisciplinary efforts in local food systems and regional food policy, providing increased economic opportunities for farmers and consumers.

Plant Pathology Extension

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Plant Pest Diagnostic Services (Pullman)

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Agricultural Economics & Farm Management

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Food Processing Research and Extension

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Oilseed Cropping Systems

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Organic Farming Systems and Nutrient Management

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Pesticide Information Center Online

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Washington Storm-water Center

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Turfgrass Science

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Small Farms

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Livestock Nutrient Management

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WSU Tree Fruit

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Animal Ag

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Beach Watchers

We are members of communities around Puget Sound who are dedicated to learning about its creatures, landscape and natural resources so that we can better protect this priceless heritage.

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Biologically-Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg)

BIOAg is the flagship Grant Program of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. The goal of BIOAg is to engage a broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of WSU faculty in projects that further the development, understanding, and use of biologically-intensive and/or organic principles, practices, and technologies to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food systems in Washington State. In addition, BIOAg funding is used to meet three objectives: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment critical gaps in existing areas of knowledge, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world.

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Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)

CSANR leads efforts in sustainable agriculture, food, and natural resource systems that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible.

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Cereals Variety Testing

The WSU Extension Cereal Variety Testing Program provides growers and the agribusiness industry with comprehensive information on the adaptation and performance of winter and spring wheat and barley varieties across the different climatic regions of eastern Washington. The program also provides WSU and USDA/ARS wheat breeding programs a uniform testing and evaluation program for preliminary wheat and barley lines to assist in determinations for variety release recommendations to the Washington Agricultural Research Center.

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Columbia Plateau PM10 Project

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists working to provide significant insight and quantification on wind erosion and dust emissions from farm fields and the potential impacts to people living downwind. The project continues to identify or develop sustainable practices that will reduce dust emissions from agricultural soils as well as to develop the capabilities to predict blowing dust events. As a result, decisions by farmers and agencies are being made from solid science.

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Extension Forestry

The WSU Forestry and Wildlife Extension program provides education and information about forest management to private forest landowners as well as the general public. We offer classes, workshops, and field days as well as publications, videos, and online resources to help you achieve your goals as a forest owner.

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Gardening in Washington State

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Hortsense

A compilation of fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.

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Lind Dryland Research Station

The Dryland Research Station at Lind was established in 1915 to promote the betterment of dryland farming in the 8- to 12-inch rainfall zone in eastern Washington.

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Master Gardener Program

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at WSU and other university systems.

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Organic Agriculture

Beginning with early organic research in the 1970s, WSU had been an active participant in the pursuit of information, tools, and organic solutions to agricultural production and sustainability challenges.

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Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group

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Pest Management Resource Service

The Washington State Pest Management Resource Service (WSPRS) serves as a hub for research-based information about pest management practices, including both chemical and alternative control methodologies. WSPRS evolved from the Washington State University Pesticide Information Center (PIC). We serve Washington State agricultural producers, researchers, extension staff, and policy makers, making relevant and accurate information widely available in a timely and accessible manner.

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Plant and Pest Diagnostic eNetwork (PPDEN)

The WSU PPDEN is a secure system facilitating the digital submission of agricultural problems for diagnosis.

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Potato Variety Testing and Production Management

Provides relevant and up-to-date information that can be used by growers, processors, fresh-pack sheds, researchers, and other industry personnel.

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Puyallup Plant and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory

The Washington State University Puyallup Plant and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory is committed to helping the citizens of Washington State resolve their troubles with plants and insects through accurate problem diagnoses. We also provide applicable management options to a numerous state clientele like commercial growers, pest control operators, home gardeners, consultants, county agents, Master Gardeners, and research personnel.

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Sudden Oak Death Education Program

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Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pesticide Safety Education

Education with an emphasis on personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management.

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Vegetable Research and Extension

The Vegetable Research and Extension program at WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center includes a wide range of projects such as screening new crops and breeding lines for suitability for production in Western Washington, testing new products such as degradable mulch and high tunnels, evaluating integrated pest management strategies, and implementing water and soil conservation practices.

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Veterinary Medicine Extension

Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension helps build connections between industry, producers, veterinarians, and students throughout the state of Washington. Our mission is to help improve ag animal health and well being today for our safety and well being tomorrow.

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Washington's Water

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Wine and Winegrape Research

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