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Aug. 10 – 17

Posted by | August 12, 2009

The Packer on Tuesday reported on the release of the Purple Pelisse fingerling potato developed jointly by WSU, U of I, OSU and the USDA and its licensing to the Klamath Basin Fresh Direct growers association.

An editorial in Thursday’s Daily Olympian commended WSU and Steve Sheppard for his research findings regarding colony collapse disorder.

Thursday’s Walla Walla Union Bulletin reported that the Northwest Grain Growers cooperative is donating $100,000 to educational institutions and nonprofits, including $40,100 to WSU and OSU seed breeding programs.

Sunday’s Spokesman Review included a feature on the success of the horticulture therapy program at St. Luke’s Hospital that is a partnership between the hospital and the Spokane County Master Gardeners program.

A story in Thursday’s Oregonian about a British study finding that organic produce is not more nutritious includes comments from John Reganold about other studies that contradict the finding.

A feature in Thursday’ Skagit Valley Herald focused on the county fair superintendent and how she founded the county’s first 4-H dog club in 1970.

A gardening column in the Carson City Record-Courier (Nev.) on the proper use of compost tea quotes from an article written by Linda Chalker-Scott.

A garden column in Sunday’s Fairbanks News-Miner (Alaska) on making and using compost cited the WSU publication “Compost Fundamentals” as the information source for the column.

A story in Thursday’s Anacortes American about a new book, “Living Well, Living Green in Skagit and Whatcom Counties” mentions that Whatcom County Extension’s Joyce Jimerson was the information source on Whatcom County.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “WSU Names New Spring Wheat Breeder”
  • “WSU Joins Forces with Korea to Research Rural Economics, Economic Development”
  • “Tent Caterpillars on the Rise Again?”
  • “Applications Available for Snohomish County Master Gardener Training”