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WSU study finds anticancer drugs help plants fight infection

· August 14, 2018

Anticancer drugs used on humans may help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed in a paper in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Lee Hadwiger and Kiwamu Tanaka from the WSU Department of Plant […]

Washington State University mobile extracts the good from manure | AGDAILY

Washington State University mobile extracts the good from manure

· November 4, 2016

Washington State University researchers have figured out a way to ‘make lemonade from lemons’ with manure. Over the next two years, WSU scientists will build and operate a mobile system to fully develop a phosphorous-rich fertilizer. The “Mobile System for Nutrient (Phosphorus) Recovery and Cost Efficient Nutrient Transport” project will build and operate a mobile […]

WSU biologist discovers way to increase soybean yield

· October 25, 2016

Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder’s success in growing greenhouse-grown soybean plants might just be a soybean yield breakthrough. Her plants fix twice as much nitrogen from the atmosphere as their natural counterparts, grow larger and produce up to 36 percent more seeds. Tegeder designed a novel way to increase the flow of nitrogen, an […]

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