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June 6 – 15

Posted by | June 15, 2009

On Thursday National Geographic News carried a story about how climate change may cause agriculture to diversify plant strains and move away from monoculture, based largely on the research and comments of Steve Jones.

Monday’s Western Livestock Journal published a front-page story on Don Nelson’s Ag Pilots Project study on using planned livestock grazing to manage lands released from the federal Conservation Reserve Program.
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On Friday the USDA Agricultural Research Service published a story on research conducted by Ann Kennedy and Tami Stubbs on the characteristics of post-harvest crop residues of various wheat and barley cultivars.

On Monday the N.W. Ag Information Network’s Northwest Report aired a story on upcoming field days in the Northwest including WSU’s Lind and Precision and Direct Seed field days.

On Tuesday the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that CAHNRS has plans to expand the Knott Dairy Center research and teaching facility.

Sunday’s Spokesman Review reported on the challenges faced by the 38 percent of the population that don’t have computers or internet access, including comments by Extension telework specialist Monica Babine.

In Thursday’s Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large wrote about attorney Bill Marler’s decision to provide funds to restore the fall common reading program and the choice of the book, “Omnivore’s Dilemma.”

A story on outdoor deck safety in Thursday’s Kingston Whig Standard (Ontario) included quotes from Don Bender of WSU’s Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory on the importance of inspections and maintenance.

Thursday’s Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) included a recent New York Times article on the increase in student interest in internships at small and organic farms in which John Reganold is quoted.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Lind Field Day, June 18”
  • “Annual WSU Family Forest Owner Field Day Expands to Two Days”
  • “WSU Interior Design Students Win Top Honors in National Competitions”
  • “WSU Extension 4-H Summer Teen Conference Slated for June 28 – 30, 2009”
  • “Lincoln County WSU Research Plot Tours June 18, 23, 24”
  • “Spokane County Research Plot Tour Scheduled for Tuesday, June 23”