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Centers and Facilities

WSU’s V&E research, extension, and education programs are enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Each center and facility is home to extraordinary faculty and researchers, and high-tech tools and equipment.

The front driveway and building of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center

Richland, Washington

The state-of-the-art Wine Science Center was developed in close partnership with the wine industry. This teaching, research, and extension facility is among the most technologically advanced wine research and education facilities in the world.

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Demonstration Vineyard

Albert Ravenholt Research and Teaching Vineyard

Richland, Washington

Made possible through an endowment from the Albert R. Ravenholt Foundation, the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center includes a 3-acre teaching vineyard for demonstration of various grape varieties and grape training systems that can be used to form the canopy of grape vines.

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A couple rows of vines just turning yellow in a vineyard on a sunny day with clear blue skies.

Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC)

Prosser, Washington

In 2014, the IAREC added a V&E-dedicated building with newly renovated and updated laboratory space and equipment. The IAREC maintains vineyards, greenhouses, laboratories, growth chambers, a laser-dissecting microscope, meeting spaces, and housing for graduate students and visiting scientists conducting V&E research.

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College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

Pullman, Washington

From the soil beneath your feet to the clothes on your back, CAHNRS is the college of real-world research and global impacts. With 16 academic units, 4 research and extension centers, and 40 county and tribal Extension offices distributed across the state, our regional presence is the largest of any college at WSU. Our 550 faculty and 700 staff embody excellence in teaching, practical training, and pivotal research.

The CAHNRS mission: each and every one of our close to 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students leave equipped with the knowledge base, experience, and interpersonal communication skills to be job ready, day one.

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one cluster of purple grapes on the vine.

Clean Plant Center Northwest

Prosser, Washington

The grape division of Clean Plant Center Northwest is the result of the Washington State wine industry’s long-term plan to increase the availability of disease-free grapevine planting stock for rapidly growing vineyards in the Northwest. Here, clean plants are propagated in a series of greenhouses and made available to growers.

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Scientific weather gathering tools


AgWeatherNet provides access to the most current weather data, historical information, and projections through WSU’s automated weather station network. Weather information is compiled using sensors on 177 weather stations located throughout the Pacific Northwest and available to users online.

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