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Jan. 3 – 9

Posted by | January 10, 2011

A story in Sunday’s Tri-City Herald on the challenge the Legislature faces in cutting budgets focused on the impacts the governor’s proposed cut in research funding to the IAREC in Prosser would have.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/01/09/1319844/state-lawmakers-brace-for-tough.html

Saturday’s Austin Statesman (Texas) reported on a University of Texas study on the genetic transfer of certain traits to offspring with reaction from Michael Skinner who conducted earlier research on the topic.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/fathers-diet-can-affect-future-childs-health-ut-1172721.html

Sunday’s Vancouver Columbian quotes Ken Casavant in a story on how the closure of the Columbia and Snake rivers to barge traffic above The Dalles may be affecting traffic on Vancouver’s I-5 Bridge.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jan/09/how-ship-traffic-affects-i-5/

Saturday’s Oregonian reported on the Clark County Growing Groceries mentor class co-sponsored by WSU Extension.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jan/09/how-ship-traffic-affects-i-5/

An article by the Franklin County Pennsylvania Master Gardeners published on the Chambersburg Public Opinion website cites a paper by Linda Chalker-Scott debunking the myth that putting gravel in the bottom of planting containers improves drainage.

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/living/ci_17021962

Tuesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on that WSU Extension would be presenting classes at the second annual Ag Expo.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2011/01/04/ag-expo-this-weekend-at-sundome

An article in Monday’s Bismark Tribune (N. Dakota) announcing the annual Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society conference reports that Kevin Murphy will be among the keynote speakers.

http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_c2325fca-175b-11e0-86ee-001cc4c03286.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“‘Tooth’ tool tests apples”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-appleinstrument-w-art-010711

“Tree fruit meetings examine threats”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-pestmeets-w-mug-010711

“Scientists unravel pest mystery”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-pearpheromone-w-art-010710

“WSU roundtable covers organic grain research”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Organic-roundtable-preview-010711-Diana-Roberts-mug

“Wheat breeder trades Idaho for Oregon”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Zemetra-to-OSU-1-7-11-mug-or-art

“Horticulture group honors research effort”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-hortawards-010711

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

“Grapevine Fanleaf Virus”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18237

“Oilseed crop production workshops coming up”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18231

“Research documents health benefits of antioxidants from colored potatoes”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18245

“Fish and Fish Food Impacts”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Line-on-Agriculture-18226

News Releases:

“Recycling Organic Materials Focus of WSU Extension Webinar Jan. 5”

“WSU Extension Specialist’s Article Captures Global Growth in Organic Horticulture”

“Plant Disease Diagnostician Joins WSU Department of Plant Pathology”