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Aug. 2 – 8

Posted by | August 9, 2010

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on increased efforts by WSU and wine industry leaders to step up fundraising for a WSU Tri-Cities wine science center.

The industry website has posted a video about using the WSU Decision Aid System based at the TFREC to assist growers with tree fruit integrated pest management decisions.

On Friday the online news outlet reported on Whatcom County crop losses due to herbicide-contaminated manure and compost, with comments from Craig Cogger on how this situation relates to the clopyralid contamination problem nearly a decade ago.

Sunday’s Bellingham Herald reported on this year’s low raspberry crop with comments from Lynell Tanigoshi on whether spotted wing drosophila was a factor.

Australia’s Weekly Times on Tuesday reported on Jude Capper‘s findings that cheese from Jersey milk has a smaller carbon footprint than cheese made from Holstein milk.

Another Australian publication, Queensland Country Life, cited Jude Capper‘s research finding that increased productivity has reduced the environmental impact of cattle production in an article on problems with grass-fed beef.

Jude Capper‘s research on the impacts of cattle production is also cited in a Monday post to the website about a Stanford University study finding that production agriculture may be the preferred approach to providing more food with less environmental impact.;jsessionid=9BA3FAF5C9F4C25B411725D785C9D460.agfreejvm1?blogHandle=policy&blogEntryId=8a82c0bc29aa007f012a35ace22406b0

Friday’s Kitsap Sun featured a story about the 4-H Justice Riders, a local riding club for people with special needs.

Wednesday’s Northeast Washington Statesman Examiner (Colville) reported that Area Health Education Center research associate Natalie Turner will be the featured speaker at a fundraising luncheon for Women Making a Difference.

Friday’s Tri-City Herald featured a story on the annual Prosser Food and Wine Fair and the benefits of holding at the WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center.

An article in Monday’s Columbia Basin Herald about a native plant display in Moses Lake includes information on the area’s Master Gardener programs.

WSU Clark County Extension’s Carolyn Gordon is quoted in a Tuesday article in the Vancouver Columbian about foraging for wild berries.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Thinning leaves owners mark”

“Eastside challenges differ”

“Owners can reduce tax burden”

“Attention to food safety can open doors”

“Herbicide blamed for crop damage in Whatcom Co.” (AP)

“Apiculturist conference attracts industry leaders”

“A broken limb mended”

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

“WSU scientist says beef production greener now than 30 years ago”

“Field day coming up”

News Releases:

“Western Washington Summer Cover Crops School Scheduled”