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Posted by | August 16, 2010

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin and the Yakima Herald-Republic published the same editorial supporting efforts to establish the WSU wine science center.

The Associated Press distributed last week’s Tri-City Herald story about fundraising efforts for a WSU wine science center in Tri-Cities, resulting in publication by several media outlets.

On Friday, the Tri-City Herald reported on the annual WSU Viticulture and Enology Day held at Prosser, and on Doug Walsh reporting that spotted wing Drosophila has not yet appeared in eastern Washington wine grapes.

A news release issued Wednesday by the Center for Integrated Pest Management announced a new Pesticide Environmental Stewardship website as a resource for anyone who deals with pesticides. WSU’s Carol Ramsey was one of the leaders nationally in establishing the PES website.

Saturday’s Wenatchee World reported on the recent WSU Sunrise Orchard Field Day and the research being done there.

On Thursday the USDA issued a news release announcing the recipients of 2010 Conservation Innovation Grants, including $750,000 to WSU.!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os_gAC9-wMJ8QY0MDpxBDA09nXw9DFxcXQ-cAA_2CbEdFAEUOjoE!/?contentidonly=true&contentid=2010%2f08%2f0404.xml

An Associated Press story appearing on Saturday about the 100th anniversary of the “Big Burn,” the largest wildfire in U.S. history, includes comments from Matt Carroll about people’s attitudes about wildfire dangers.

A story in Thursday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser includes comments from Linda Arthur Bradley (referred to as Bailey) about her role in organizing an exhibit for retiring University of Hawaii fashion professor Marcia Morgado.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Shippers set ripening standard”

“Growers prep for late-season SWD fight”

“Care can extend life of septic system”

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

“September deadline to sign up for TAA for asparagus growers”

News Releases:

“Running on Camelina: Lacrosse Farmer Sees Possibilities Firsthand”

“With an Eye on Sustainability, WSU Faculty and Students Redesign a Garden in Paradise”

“Oregon – Washington Family Forest Owner Field Day Scheduled”

“Washington Swine Artificial Insemination School Announced”

“Organic Grain Field Day: From Field to Feed, Flour, and Fermentation”