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July 21 – 28

Posted by | July 28, 2008

Our story with Ann Kennedy about the importance of retaining wheat residue for soil health has been carried by literally dozens of media outlets. Associated Press combined the story with our release on the dominance of WSU-developed wheat varieties. Versions of the stories have appeared on more than 50 news sites, blogs and online publications. This link is to a Google search that shows the extent of the coverage the story has received.

An editorial in Sunday’s Seattle Times called for continued state financial support for WSU’s Bioproducts, Science and Engineering Laboratory as well as the UW’s nanophotonics research for their economic development potential.

Friday’s SeedQuest reported on European honeybee research being done by WSU’s Steve Sheppard in collaboration with Susan Cobey at UC-Davis.

Friday’s Puget Sound Business Journal included a story and interview with David Granatstein about CSANR’s 2007 organic acreage profile. A subscription is required to view the full story.

The August edition of Biodiesel Magazine includes a story on the Snohomish County initiative to grow and process oilseed for biodiesel working with WSU.

An editorial in Monday’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer protesting King County’s withdrawal of a consumer card listing amounts of pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables cites John Reganold and a WSU Today article on his organic research as an alternative source for similar information.

The first article in a series on food canning in Wednesday’s Spokesman-Review cites the WSU Spokane County Extension’s Master Food Preserver course and quotes instructor Lizann Powers-Hammond.

Pierce County Extension’s Olga Fuste is one of the experts quoted in a Wednesday Seattle Times article on how best to store summer produce.

Extension’s Steve Van Vleet is quoted in Saturday’s Snowmass Sun (Colorado) in an article about local efforts to biologically control invasive poison hemlock.

Thursday’s Everett Herald gave “applause” to the Snohomish County D.O.G.S. 4-H club for its fundraising efforts for a body armor vest for a Lynnwood police dog.

Monday’s Daily Olympian included a feature about the 4-H summer camp for kindergarteners through fifth graders.

On Tuesday KEPR-TV, Pasco, aired a story on the growth in organic farming in the Tri-Cities area based on the CSANR 2007 organic agriculture profile.

In this week’s Capital Press: An article on the work of Keith Pike and George Graf at the IAREC to help potato growers control aphid; the story on WSU-developed wheat varieties dominating Washington wheat acreage; and a brief item on WSU Extension forester Don Hanley being named a fellow in the Society for American Foresters.

News releases: “WSU Receives Grant for Hanford Cleanup Research.”