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Aug. 4 – 11

Posted by | August 11, 2008

The Associated Press carried the story from the Tri-City Herald on the new greenhouse at WSU Tri-Cities for research on native mid-Columbia plants. A number of other media published the AP version, including the Seattle Times.

Extension’s Ned Zaugg is quoted in a Wednesday Seattle Post Intelligencer story about Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy near Lynden.

A story in Friday’s Seattle Times about a state proposal to scale back cougar hunting cites the research of WSU Large Carnivore Conservation Laboratory director Robert Wielgus as informing the proposal.

A Friday Wenatchee World article on cooler weekend temperatures quotes extension tree fruit specialist Tim Smith saying lower temperatures are better for tree fruit.

An article in Thursday’s Vancouver Columbian quotes Clark County Extension horticulturist Charles Brun and cites information from an extension bulletin on how to plan ahead before planting residential trees.

The Associated Press wrote a brief version of our story on expansion of the AgWeatherNet system in western Washington that appeared in the Seattle P-I and Seattle Times on Thursday and was used by several broadcast stations.

Wednesday’s Bellingham Herald included a story on hive losses being sustained by area beekeepers that includes quotes from entomologist Steve Sheppard.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald carried an article announcing the “Taste of WSU” event at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Tuesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic carried an article by Yakima County Extension’s Sheila Ryan on food safety concerns when heating or using plastic food containers.

Tuesday’s Everett Herald included a brief story about WSU Snohomish County Extension’s next Farmer-to-Farmer workshop on how to develop a corn maze.

This week in the Capital Press: A feature article on Michael Kahn’s research on improving nitrogen production in legumes to potentially reduce reliance on inorganic nitrogen fertilizer; and coverage of a presentation by Skagit County Extension’s Don McMoran on his research on a boom irrigation system.

News releases: “Family Forest Owners Field Day August 23,” “Developing a Corn Maze: Another Way to Save the Farm,” “Find Out What WSU Does for You at ‘A Taste of Washington State University,’” “Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Short Course Sept. 4 – Oct. 23,” “Expansion of WSU Weather Monitoring System to Help Westside Producers,” “Sustaining the Small Farm: Course Offers Overview of Production, Marketing Options,” and “Meehan Named Director of WSU Extension Natural Resources Stewardship Program.”