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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.

http://www.danforthcenter.org/newsmedia/NewsDetail.asp?nid=188

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.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/jan/23/new-apple-variety-bred-for-central-washington/

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.

http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/fruit_buds_and_leaves_are_popping_in_warmest_skagit_january_ever/

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.

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/pat/news/82328117.html

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.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/01/wsu-holds-public-lecture-on-food-safety/

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

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20100121/NEWS/100129979/-1/OPINION01?p=1&tc=pg

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.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/929/story/870303.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Biotech mint necessary, researcher says”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/ml-gmo-mint-012210

“Farmers weigh pea alternatives”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/fo-twin-city-w-art

“Ag welcomes chance to discuss issues”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Pollan-reaction-012210-Mark-art–Zenner–Coon-mugs

“Pollan visit creates food for thought”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Pollan-CAHNRS-012210-art

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

“Elimination of some WSU ag research programs possible”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15511

“WSU researchers expect to confirm wheat tillering gene”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-15495

“Research funding a priority for potato growers”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-15542

“Hardware solutions for tree fruit”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-15536

News Releases:

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