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New vineyard expansion supports teaching and trellising When it came time to plant new vines at the expanding WSU teaching vineyard early this summer at WSU TriCities, the TriCities Vineyard Advisory Team and a vineyard crew from Sagemoor Vineyards came to help. The crew planted about 800 Syrah vines and installed new irrigation systems at […]
When it came time to plant new vines at the WSU teaching vineyard early this summer, dozens of people in the wine business arrived at WSU Tri-Cities ready to dig in.
It certainly sounded like a fad to me. A while ago I caught a program on public television about a medical doctor in Great Britain. Dr. Michael Mosley, like millions in both that country and in the U.S., found that in middle age he needed to lose weight and lower his blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
My day starts with coffee. I’m too cheap to buy it by the cup from baristas, so I just brew my own Folgers by the pot. I have a cup or two as I settle into work each morning, and another cup – sometimes two – in the early afternoon. That may not be wise for a chronic insomniac like myself, but it’s a lifelong habit that at this point would be quite tough to break.
Preventing foodborne illness, naturally Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient, but common cooking spice: cinnamon. Recent findings published in Food Control suggest Cinnamomum cassia oil can work effectively as a natural antibacterial agent in the […]
In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. Extension engages people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.
As part of Extension’s year-long celebration, we invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to share their reflections on how Extension programs, services, and people have enriched their lives.