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Jan. 20 – 26

Posted by | January 26, 2009

A story in Sunday’s Tri-City Herald about the designation of the Snipes Mountain AVA includes comments from soil scientist Joan Davenport who helped conduct the research for the petition for designating the appellation.

The regular “Rock Doc” column in Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald focused on the potential to derive liquid fuels from trees, with comments from Norman Lewis.

Thursday’s Ritzville Journal reported on Bill Schillinger’s warnings about potential for winterkill in winter wheat crops.

The Wenatchee World reported on plans to remove and replace five white birch trees growing along the street in front of the TFREC because of age and disease.

In its Fruit Grower Report on Monday the NW Ag Information Network aired an interview with Gary Grove about the added capability of the AgWeatherNet system to send weather information to cell phones.

On Monday the NW Ag Information Network aired an interview with Scot Hulbert about seeking farmer input on what areas of research they would like to see conducted at the Cook Agronomy Farm over the next 10 years.

On Tuesday the NW Ag Information Network aired more of its interview with Scot Hulbert, this time discussing his research on whether some wheat varieties have a suppressive effect on root diseases.

The Food Forethought feature of the NW Ag Information Network on Tuesday aired a commentary on the value of the Small Farms Program’s Cultivating Success courses, currently being presented by Snohomish Extension.

The January Swarthmore College Bulletin featured a profile on alumna Virginia Lohr with the Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and a discussion of her research.

News Releases

  • “Start now to keep backyard trees growing just peachy”
  • “Feeding Ethanol Co-Products Phone Conference for Ranchers Feb. 6”
  • “WSU Interior Design Program Ranked in Top 10 Nationally”
  • “Washington Swine Information Day Set for Feb. 6 in Pasco”
  • “WSU Viticulture and Enology Certificate Program Launches Self-directed Study Option”