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Aug. 18 – 25

Posted by | August 25, 2008

The Puget Sound Business Journal’s August “Green Report” supplement included a story on solar energy with information and quotes from the WSU Extension Energy Program’s Mike Nelson, and featured a highlighted Q & A with Nelson on the future of solar.

A Business Day article on Thursday about biofuel production cites a WSU report on the potential economic benefits to eastern Washington of cellulosic ethanol production and University of Idaho research on production costs.

The USDA Agricultural Research Service reported Friday on research that has identified a fungus that leads to disease in chickpea crops, acknowledging the role of WSU scientists in the research.

The University of Georgia’s College On the Record Web site picked up the story of Snohomish County Extension’s recent corn maze workshop.

The South Whidbey Record reported on Don Meehan “retiring” as director of WSU Island County Extension and assuming the position of statewide director of the Extension natural resources stewardship program.

A story in Friday’s Everett Herald on the opening of the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe quotes Extension dairy specialist Ned Zaugg who was a judge in a livestock exhibition.

Entomologist Jeb Owen is among the experts quoted in a Tuesday Vancouver Columbian article on what attracts hungry mosquitoes.

A Thursday Vancouver Columbian article focused on Clark County Extension’s Jodee Nickel and her efforts in teaching kids how to garden.

An article in Tuesday’s Lansing State Journal (Michigan) on research at Michigan State University into developing genetically modified rutabagas as a potential biofuel stock quoted John Browse on the significance of the research.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald included an article on the home canning and food preservation expertise available through Benton/Franklin County Extension.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s food blog today included a story about the “A Taste of WSU” event at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Thursday’s Daily Olympian carried an advance story about the “A Taste of WSU” event at Benaroya.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story on Steve Jones’ participation in a multi-national research effort to improve wheat production efficiency; Extension’s Tim Waters is quoted in an advance story about Thursday’s Onion Field Day in Pasco; and the research of Pius Ndegwa on human health effects of livestock operations is cited in a story about a controversial 6,000 head dairy operation proposed on the Yakama Nation Reservation.

News releases: “Groups Fine-tune Program for Latino Childcare Providers,” and “Organic Dairy and On-Farm Feed Production at Methow Creamery Farm Walk, September 1.”