Over a century, Washington State University’s research and extension center has seen a lot of stories and fostered a lot of innovations. Read some of them at these links:


The Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center at Prosser website

HistoryLink essay on WSU Prosser by Elizabeth Gibson (drawing heavily on the essays by Singleton and Proebsting)

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For years, WSU Prosser was the home of WSU’s wine science research. With the construction of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center, the enology research program has moved a few miles east to the WSU Tri-Cities campus, while viticulture remains firmly rooted in the vineyards of the Prosser station.

More on the history of soil fertility research at WSU. Retired soil scientist Fred Koehler writes, “The ability of the soils of Washington to provide nutrients to crop plants has been of concern to researchers at Washington State University since its establishment in 1892.”


tilling horses

Courtesy WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections