The Puget Sound Business Journal online edition on Monday posted the story of WSU winning a $1 million USDA grant to research onion production.
An editorial in Tuesday’s Spokesman Review in support of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roundup-ready alfalfa included comments by Mike Kahn.
Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a meeting in which legislators were informed that Columbia Basin aquifer levels are declining to where some wells will go dry, citing a WSU study on the economic implications.
The science news website PhysOrg.com on Thursday posted the story about the journal Science publishing a paper by John Reganold and others on the importance and the likelihood of developing perennial wheat varieties.
A news website in India, Sify.com, was among a number of sites/publications internationally to post stories about the Reganold paper on perennial grains.
A follow-up in Saturday’s edition of The Age (Australia) to the recent McClatchy newspaper story implicating imported Australian honeybees in contributing to colony collapse disorder includes comments by Island Co. Extension director Tim Lawrence.
An entry Monday on the Spokesman Review’s Office Hours blog reports on economist Jeffrey LaFrance‘s views on the consumer impacts of new state taxes.
The Energy Advisor column in Thursday’s Vancouver Columbian on water conservation provides tips from Linda Chalker-Scott on reducing water use in lawns and gardens.
Wednesday’s Bellingham Herald included a Q & A column with the director of the Ferndale Community Resource Center in which she mentions their participation with WSU Extension in this fall’s “Strengthening Families” program.
Tuesday’s Vancouver Columbian published a guest article by S.W. Washington Extension educator Sandra Brown on how to use and preserve asparagus.
In this week’s Capital Press:
- “Research cannot thrive without royalties” (editorial)
- “Uncertain future for land in CRP”
- “Researchers unveil new deep furrow drill designs”
- Growers experiment with expanding oilseed acreage”
- “West Nile virus found in Eastern Washington”
- “Crop diagnostic clinic scheduled for June 29”
Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:
- “Grape Vine Disease, Part 3” (Parts 1 and 2 aired the previous week)
- “Crop residue and a new deep furrow drill design”
- “New deep furrow drill packer prototype demonstrated”
- “Tell state lawmakers agriculture’s story; WSU share in million dollar grant for onions”
- “Label change for Beyond herbicide relating to plant back restrictions in PNW”
- “Critical time for spring wheat and stripe rust”
“Journal ‘Science:’ Agriculture’s Next Revolution — Perennial Grain — Within Sight”
“Agrometeorologist from Georgia to Direct WSU AgWeatherNet”