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July 28 – Aug. 4

Posted by | August 4, 2008

Our story with Ann Kennedy on the importance of retaining crop residues to maintain soil health was the subject of Scientific American’s daily “60-Second Science” podcast on Wednesday.

Friday’s Mudgee Guardian (Australia) reported on a wine grape-growing seminar presented by WSU plant pathologist Gary Grove.

On Friday the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture issued a news release announcing confirmed two West Nile Virus cases, one in a horse in Toppenish and the other in a horse in the Moses Lake area.

The Extension Energy Program’s Dave Sjoding is among those quoted in a Seattle Times story today on increasing interest in the use of geothermal energy.

The Bellingham Herald on Friday included a feature on WSU Beach Watcher Bob Ryerson, also known as “Bob the Barrel Painter.” Ryerson paints natural scenes on rain barrels that are sold with the proceeds donated to the WSU Watershed Master/Beach Watcher program.

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a program at WSU Tri-Cities to work with the Umatilla Confederated Tribes to grow native plant species in a greenhouse.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald included the calendar announcement for “A Taste of WSU” event in Seattle.

Extension horticulturist Charles Brun was the source for an article in Thursday’s Vancouver Columbian on proper lawn and garden watering.

In the second in her series on canning Spokesman-Review food writer Lori Hutson cites a WSU Extension bulletin as an information source. Hutson recently completed the WSU Extension course to become a Master Food Preserver.

On Sunday, July 27, KLEW-TV, Lewiston, aired a story about a tour of the WSU organic farm and the availability of produce through the farm.

This week in the Capital Press: Ralph Cavalieri is quoted in a story about Sen. Patty Murray including $1.87 million in the Senate appropriations bill for construction of a new ARS facility in Pullman, and coverage of the Farmer Field Day and picnic at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC that drew about 200 people.

News releases: “Pierce Honored at Precision Ag Conference.”