New Greenhouse Will Allow Space for Cutting Edge Researchers


 PULLMAN, WA – Washington State University is currently building a new facility with 20,000 square feet of greenhouse and research space.

It is the result of a partnership between WSU, the Washington Grain Commission which provided $5 million towards the project, and the US Department of Agriculture which is providing important equipment for the building.

The new greenhouse will expand the existing small grain plant growth facility and allow space for cutting edge research and technology.

“There have been changes in the technology that relate to wheat breeding that mean that you can do a lot of things a lot faster if you incorporate more greenhouse steps in your breeding procedures,” said Michael Kahn, Associate Director for the WSU Agricultural Research Center. “And so that’s what we’re trying to do.”

This is the first phase of a three phase project. The second phase includes another greenhouse building that will need legislature’s approval and the third phase will replace the dated greenhouses along Grimes Way.

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