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Jan. 18 – 24

Posted by | March 5, 2010

The nonprofit Danforth Plant Science Center recently announced that the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts that it leads, and which includes WSU, is receiving $44 million in Dept. of Energy research funding.

Saturday’s Wenatchee World reported on the release of a new apple variety, WA 2, developed at the WSU TFREC specifically for the central Washington climate.

On Friday the Skagit Valley Herald reported that buds are opening on fruit trees at the Mount Vernon NWREC in the Skagit Valley’s warmest January on record.

The Central Kitsap Reporter on Friday reported that Kitsap County has notified Kitsap County Extension that it will begin charging for previously free facilities at the county fairgrounds used for 4-H dog training and other programs.

On Wednesday the Marler/Clark Food Safety News website posted a story about the “Safe to Eat” lecture presented in conjunction with the common reading program.

Last week’s syndicated Rock Doc column by Kirsten Peters focused on Gary Chastagner‘s research on improving needle retention in Christmas trees.

On Wednesday the Tri-City Herald wrote about the “Wine 101” class being conducted by Thomas Henick-Kling and other upcoming classes that are part of the WSU consumer wine education series.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Biotech mint necessary, researcher says”

“Farmers weigh pea alternatives”

“Ag welcomes chance to discuss issues”–Zenner–Coon-mugs

“Pollan visit creates food for thought”

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

“Elimination of some WSU ag research programs possible”

“WSU researchers expect to confirm wheat tillering gene”

“Research funding a priority for potato growers”

“Hardware solutions for tree fruit”

News Releases:

“Free ‘Ag in Uncertain Times’ Webinar Series to Remain Available Online”