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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“‘Tooth’ tool tests apples”

“Tree fruit meetings examine threats”

“Scientists unravel pest mystery”

“WSU roundtable covers organic grain research”

“Wheat breeder trades Idaho for Oregon”

“Horticulture group honors research effort”

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

“Grapevine Fanleaf Virus”

“Oilseed crop production workshops coming up”

“Research documents health benefits of antioxidants from colored potatoes”

“Fish and Fish Food Impacts”

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”