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Posted by | August 30, 2010

The story released Sunday about publication in Nature Genetics of the draft sequence of the apple genome developed by an international team of scientists led by WSU’s Amit Dhingra is receiving international news coverage with literally hundreds of stories appearing, such as this example from Science Daily.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100829201952.htm

An article in Wednesday’s New York Times reporting on the national Kneading Conference and the increased interest in locally produced grains includes comments from Steve Jones who was a featured speaker at the conference.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/dining/25grain.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=dining&adxnnlx=1282752077-D1Q7%20JvA9yQ9vo8gZvBMFA

Sunday’s Skagit Valley Herald reported on the infestation of the area’s late season berry crops by spotted wing drosophila with advice from Bev Gerdeman on how to detect them in fruit.

http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/tiny_fly_steals_the_stage_at_annual_fruit_fest/

Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News (Pt. Angeles) reported on Jefferson County Extension securing $3.2 million in federal stimulus funds for broadband network construction in the county.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20100826/news/308269979/jefferson-county-broadband-expansion-to-make-us-richer

The Peninsula Daily News also recently reported on the dedication of a small public park in Port Townsend to former WSU Extension horticulturist Mary Robson.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20100818/NEWS/308189994/jennifer-jacksons-port-townsend-neighbor-column-though-small

The Issaquah Press on Sunday published a story about the upcoming Extension forest stewardship course to be presented in Issaquah.

http://www.issaquahpress.com/2010/08/29/stewardship-class-aims-to-educate-landowners-about-protecting-forests/

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Rodents contribute to wheat taste test”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Morris-testing-082710-art–Craig-Morris-mug–video

“Fairground doubles as school”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-NW-Wash-fair-082710-art

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

“Sweet cherry research”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-17190

“Sweet cherry research, part 2”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-17195

“Stem rust significant in the Palouse this year”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-17184

“Sustainability a focus at annual Potato Association of America meeting”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17230

News Releases:

“Local Vines for Local Wines: Growing Wine-grapes in Western Washington”

“WSU Forest Stewardship Class: Healthy Trees, Lower Taxes”

“Tenth Annual “Celebrate Washington Wine” Set to Benefit WSU Program”

“WSU Extension Webinar Features Farm-to-Table Food Safety Sept. 1”

“Apple Cup Rivals Contribute to Apple Genome Sequencing”