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Posted by | September 8, 2010

Several media outlets nationally and internationally reported on research led by John Reganold comparing conventionally and organically grown strawberries, including the Los Angeles Times.,0,1376399.story?track=rss

The announcement of the sequencing of the apple genome continues to generate news coverage internationally, such as this story on Thursday from the Britain-based news website

The September edition of Biomass Magazine features an article on WSU leading the Northwest aviation biofuel research project.

Saturday’s Tri-City Herald reported on receipt of a gift to fund WSU research on converting agricultural wastes to biofuels.

The Associated Press account on Wednesday of the mauling of a two-year old grizzly by older bears at the WSU Bear Center received wide media attention.

Ag Equipment Power magazine recently reported on WSU’s research on biodegradable mulching materials.

Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on a legislative committee hearing on the concept of establishing a Central Washington Agri-Fair symposium series at which John Gardner offered WSU expertise and technology should the concept move forward.

An article posted Wednesday at the news site about why McDonald’s foods don’t rot over time quotes Barry Swanson explaining that high fat and salt content are the reasons, not the use of preservatives.

On Sunday McClatchy newspapers carried a story looking at the history of efforts to save the spotted owl in Washington old growth forests, including comments from Annabel Kirschner on her research on forest industry employment.

Wednesday’s Whidbey Examiner reported on the potential the Island County 4-H program might be lost to county budget cuts.

Friday’s Peninsula Daily News reported on the possibility a Vermont liberal arts college may expand its undergraduate offerings in Jefferson County with comments from Katherine Baril.

On Wednesday the state Department of Natural Resources issued a news release announcing that WSU Extension foresters will be participating in a DNR workshop for landowners whose properties were affected by a recent fire.

The September edition of Oregon Wine Press includes a feature on favorite Washington cheeses, starting with Cougar Gold.

The Washington wine magazine WINO has been reprinting articles from WSU’s Voice of the Vine e-newsletter and publishing them on its online blog. On Thursday they posted two stories, one on WSU’s V & E certificate program:

The second was on the efforts at Prosser in mapping “wine country:”

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Stripe rust a major factor in Northwest wheat variety trials”

“Experts: Plant resistant wheat”

“National expert leads swine insemination school”

“Will worms bring woes?”

“Organic breeders push for tougher plants, longer season”

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

“The battery powered orchard”

“Doing research in the orchard”

News Releases:

“Buckwheat, Quinoa May Be New Options for Organic Grain Growers”

“WSU Grizzly Bear Dies in Mauling”