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April 26 – May 2

Posted by | May 3, 2010

In the news:

Sunday’s Tacoma News Tribune featured a story on low impact development research being done at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, and the importance of storm water management to restoring Puget Sound.

An editorial appearing in Monday’s Skagit Valley Herald extolled the importance of the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon to the northwest Washington economy.

Monday’s Tri-City Herald included an article on the potential for growing the oil seed camelina in eastern Washington as a biofuel crop, with comments from Bill Schillinger on the growing conditions required. Several other media around the state also carried the story.

An editorial in Tuesday’s Spokesman Review expressed enthusiasm for the potential of camelina becoming an important cash crop, citing WSU’s research on growing it in arid portions of eastern Washington.

On Tuesday the Peninsula Daily News reported on President Floyd‘s visit to Port Angeles, and his commitment to maintaining Extension and 4-H programs.

On Wednesday the Peninsula Daily News covered President Floyd‘s visit to Jefferson County where he reiterated support for WSU community programs.

The food industry website posted a story on Tuesday on research led by WSU food scientist Boon Chew indicating that the additive astaxanthin may boost the immune response in young women.

An article in Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic about the closure of the Boise Cascade timber mill and the decline of the area’s timber industry included comments by Annabel Kirschner about factors leading to the decline.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Grant awarded to combat pest”

“Conservation tillage specialist resigns”–Koenig–Evans–Hammel-mugs

“Biotech report finds research gaps”

“E. Washington studied for camelina biofuel”

“WSU offers ACRE workshops”

“Blight hotline upgraded”

“People in Agriculture” (third item)

Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:

“Blossoming spring time”

Cherry research, Part 2″ (Part 1 aired the previous week)

“Herbicide issue with Xerpha?”

“ACRE payments could average $67 an acre in Washington for ’09”

News Releases:

“Webinar Debunks Environmentally Friendly Food Myths”

“Cereal Leaf Beetle Battlers at WSU Win USDA Award”

“CAHNRS Ambassadors Win Outstanding Organization Award”

“Smart Designs for Traveling Light by WSU Apparel Design Student”