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A new test method that detects a gene-edited canola cultivar has raised the possibility that other crops developed through similar techniques can also be identified.

Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have succeeded in pollinating fruit blossoms by spraying soap bubbles containing pollen on them.

WSU breeder Kevin Murphy hopes to release one or more quinoa varieties in 2021-2022, and increase seed so growers can begin to use them.

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Drinking cranberry juice may suppress bacteria linked to ulcers and stomach cancer, according to a study financed by U.S. cranberry growers and conducted in China, a major potential market for…

A bat-killing fungus has been found in two more Washington counties, indicating white-nose syndrome is spreading on both sides of the Cascades, according to the Washington Department of Fish a…

The biggest quinoa research needs are adapting the plant to new environments, quality and yield stability, a Danish expert told a global audience.

Researchers say two types of psyllids impact Northwest potato crops, but the one originating in California is most likely to carry the pathogen that causes zebra chip disease.

Innovations in genotyping and phenotyping are driving quinoa breeding, to improve use on marginal lands and address health and climate change, says Mark Tester, a researcher in Saudi Arabia. T…

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David Gang, professor at WSU's Institute of Biological Chemistry, will collect information this summer from seven test plots across the state. The university has not participated in hemp resea…

Quinoa is a flowering plant primarily raised for its seed and eaten in a manner similar to a grain. Once considered a specialty crop from South America, quinoa is now a worldwide staple.

A $900,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, with matching funds, will help University of California-Berkeley scientists use gene editing to develop wheat varieties …

Researchers at Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are teaming up on a first-of-its-kind nationwide hemp study to find out how different growing environments may…

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Cosmo was the grand finale of a series of experiments to create a line of genome-edited cattle tailored for the beef industry.

Researchers are warning Pacific Northwest farmers to avoid using Group 1 herbicides year after year or risk losing their effectiveness against weeds such as downy brome.

The School of Food Science shared by the University of Idaho and Washington State University has been divided. Students will still attend classes at both schools, university officials say, but…

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Washington State University’s dryland research station in Lind received more than three times the average amount of rain in May, prompting a researcher there to predict higher yields for the r…

Boise-based Amalgamated Sugar will contribute $500,000 to support improvements to the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center, UI announced July 1.

Construction of the $10 million Idaho State Department of Agriculture Diagnostic Laboratory is expected to start by late September and conclude about a year later in east Boise north of ISDA h…