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Posted by | March 10, 2010

Wednesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on the collaboration of WSU and a Yakima software firm to add mobile connectivity to the AgWeatherNet system. Several other media around the state also used the story.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/03/03/the-ifarm-weather-alerts-sent-to-farmers-cell-phones

The Othello Outlook on Wednesday also reported on the additions to the AgWeatherNet system of new reporting stations and mobile connectivity.

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=8864

Wednesday’s Othello Outlook also included a story on research being conducted on forage grain blends with comments from Steve Fransen on the importance of the research for growers.

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=8884

A USDA Agricultural Research Service news release issued Wednesday reports on research on five new potato breeding lines being tested by ARS at Prosser that could lead to new varieties resistant to powdery scab and black dot diseases.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-03/usdo-tns030310.php

Friday’s Wenatchee World reported on the potential for frost damage because of the early spring weather, quoting Extension’s Paula Dinius on the situation.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/mar/05/early-spring-doesnt-always-mean-good-news/

Last week’s syndicated “Rock Doc” column by Kirsten Peters reported on the approval of Juming Tang‘s microwave technology for food preservation.

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20100305/NEWS/100309889/-1/RSS01?Title=Better-than-the-Can

Steve Sheppard is quoted in a Wednesday Canadian Press article about University of Guelph research finding that the varroa destructor mite is largely responsible for the deaths of honey producing insects in Ontario.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h0-7EG2gA_Q-MzrA9biz12audoKw

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Sensors, software send Ag alerts to farmer phones”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/AP-farm-technology-030410

Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:

“New products for WSU AgWeatherNet”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15845

“Ag in Uncertain Times goes Spanish”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15845

“WSU gets federal grant to target genetics of E. coli in cattle”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15830

News Releases:

“WSU Farmer-to-Farmer Program Visits an Organic Greenhouse Operation”