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June 16 – 23

Posted by | June 23, 2008

The Associated Press reported today on how the Midwest flooding is going to fuel additional inflation in food prices.

The June edition of Scientific American includes an article by John Reganold and Dave Huggins on the adoption of no-till farming practices.

Tuesday’s edition of the publication Natural News included an article quoting John Reganold on the threats posed by the loss of topsoil.

Wednesday’s Seattle Times published a guest op-ed column by John Gardner on the role of higher education in economic development.

A story in Saturday’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News about WSU’s collaboration with other universities on honeybee research and quoting Steve Sheppard and Rich Zack was picked up by the Associated Press and carried by a number of media across the country.

An Associated Press story reported on how a device for measuring moisture in soil developed in conjunction with a WSU soil science team in 1987 has been incorporated into the NASA Phoenix Mars lander mission. Several media published the story Wednesday, including USA Today.

Friday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on an increase in start-up farms, citing the WSU Small Farms Program’s Cultivating Success courses and quoting the program’s Clayton Burrows. The Seattle Times also published the story.

The June SeedQuest published a news release about the new University of Idaho aphid tracking system to help pea and lentil growers control the pest that mentioned that the system was established with the help of WSU scientists and that WSU Extension’s Diana Roberts will coordinate communication with producers.

A story in Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic about the city’s decision not to sell colorful banners that some misinterpreted as an abstract portrayal of guns quotes rural sociologist Anabelle Kirschner on the reason for the city’s decision.

The July issue of Biomass Magazine reports on the dedication of the Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory at WSU Tri-Cities and Birgitte Ahring taking the helm of the facility in August.

In this week’s Capital Press: A report on how federal budget cuts likely will result in the closure of the Agricultural Research Service’s Land Management and Water Conservation Research unit on the WSU campus.

News releases: “WSU Puyallup Field Day Highlights Pastured Poultry, Chicken Processing, Organic Farming Systems, Canola Trials, and Compost Concerns,” “Farmer Field Day and Picnic Slated at the WSU-Mount Vernon NWREC,” “WSU Snohomish Extension Farmer-to-Farmer Series Goes to Farrier School,” and “Weevils and Beetles Take Center Stage in Bugs and Blights Workshop Series.”