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April 28 – May 5

Posted by | May 5, 2008

Last Monday the Associated Press reported on the possibility of the WSU undergraduate program in forestry being eliminated, with comments from Department of Natural Resources chair Keith Blatner.

A story in Nature on how climate change is affecting hops production includes comments from WSU Prosser’s Steve Kenny and cites research being done by WSU.

Tacoma NPR station KPLU-FM interviewed Chad Kruger about the Climate Friendly Farming project and the potential for carbon sequestration by farmers.
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King County Extension’s Sylvia Kantor is among those quoted in a Thursday Seattle Post-Intelligencer story on how some Seattle neighborhoods lack easy access to food sources with the problem exacerbated by increasing food costs.

Wednesday’s Ellensburg Daily Record featured a profile of Dale Larson, the new Kittitas County 4-H leader.

A news release issued Thursday by the Soil Science Society of America to announce officers elected to scientific society boards includes the announcement of Fran Pierce being named president-elect of the American Society of Agronomy.

Sunday’s Columbian (Vancouver) included a story on the growing popularity of community-supported agriculture with comments from Clark County Extension’s Doug Steinbarger.

Saturday’s Daily Olympian included an update on the efforts to restore the pygmy rabbit population in central Washington.

Thursday’s Detroit News published an older Seattle Post-Intelligencer story on the implications of the loss of topsoil to erosion in which John Reganold is quoted.

Friday’s Aberdeen Daily World included a feature story on a Gray’s Harbor County Master Gardener plant diagnostic training with comments from Don Tapio.

KIMA-TV in Yakima on Saturday reported on the Ag Weather Net system. The report was also aired on KEPR-TV, Tri-Cities.

The Tri-City Herald on Friday reported on the donation of vineyard trellises to the WSU-Tri-City campus by the owners of Alderdale Vineyard.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story on the grant to Michael Kahn to research reducing reliance on nitrogen fertilizers by studying legume nitrogen fixation; a story on the grant to Norm Lewis to study new biofuel crops; a report on WSU’s emergency bee research; a story on the study involving three WSU researchers finding that organic produce on average has higher nutrition value; King County Extension’s Sylvia Kantor is quoted in a article about the Seattle City Council’s passage of the Local Food Action Initiative; and Extension’s John Kugler is quoted in an article on how cool spring weather is affecting hay and alfalfa production.