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Mar. 22 – 28

Posted by | April 15, 2010

The website naturalnews.com reported on Wednesday that WSU researches had found that the cause of honeybee colony collapse disorder is pesticide residues in older hives, and quoted Steve Sheppard.

http://www.naturalnews.com/028429_colony_collapse_disorder_chemicals.html

Saturday’s Tri-City Herald reported on Karen Lewis‘s research on the Darwin, a mechanical fruit tree bud thinner.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/03/27/954612/the-darwin-helps-growers-thin.html

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald included a story on the WSU Prosser research on mechanical cherry harvesting and stem-free cherries. The Tacoma News Tribune also ran the story, as did Associated Press.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/03/28/1126549/researchers-pursue-stem-free-cherries.html

Western Farmer-Stockman on Friday announced an emergency meeting in Portland on Tuesday co-hosted by WSU to discuss spotted wing drosophila.

http://bit.ly/dA2c0C

A news release from the Soil Science Society of America on Wednesday announced the release of the book “Soil and Water Conservation Advances in the United States” co-edited by Bill Schillinger.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/562604/?sc=rssn

Sunday’s Omak Chronicle announced a 4-H training in shooting sports that will enable properly certified adults to teach shooting disciplines to youth.

http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n100328a.shtml

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Forester advises on best ways to prune for profit”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-small-forest-products-032610-art-infobox

“A guide to trees”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-small-forest-sidebar-032610

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

“Tree fruit breeding, Part 1”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16017

“Tree fruit breeding, Part 2”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16018

“‘Diva’ soft white spring wheat gets final okay”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16004

News Releases:

“Workshop to Focus on Using Broadband to Expand Rural Job Opportunities”

“New Street Signs Point to Ferdinand’s, Cougar Gold, Ice Cream”

“Real World Finances for New Graduates Topic of March 31 Presentation”

“WSU Bee Expert Named New Island County Extension Director”