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Posted by | June 16, 2008

An editorial in Thursday’s Seattle Times about the rocky start for the state’s biofuels industry and a decline in demand for biodiesel comments on the importance of WSU biofuels/bioproducts research.

A gardening column in the June 5 Washington Post on gardeners’ overuse of mulches cites the research of horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott and includes quotes from her.

Extension’s Tim Waters and agricultural economist Shannon Neibergs are among those quoted in a Thursday Tri-City Herald article on how the cooler than normal weather has slowed mid-Columbia area crops.

An Associated Press story published Friday on how the weather is affecting Eastern Washington crops quotes economist Shannon Neibergs on the market impacts.

Wednesday’s Port Orchard Independent included a story about Kitsap County Extension’s Food $ense program, with quotes from Gayle Alleman.

A story in Thursday’s Aberdeen Daily World about the new Westport Winery mentions that the grape varieties being planted at the winery were tested for the west side climate at the WSU NWREC.

Western Farmer-Stockman reported on the partnership between WSU and Northwest beekeepers to research colony collapse disorder.

An article in last Sunday’s Everett Herald on federal earmarks included a listing of what 10 randomly selected earmarks brought to Washington state that included research funding on wine grapes viruses, and grants to WSU for developing disease resistant potato varieties and new fuels for space travel.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story about WSU’s new stone fruit breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie at the IAREC with quotes from Bob Stevens and Rich Knowles.