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Mar. 28 – April 3

Posted by | April 4, 2011

On Wednesday KEPR-TV reported that WSU is poised to lead the nation’s aviation biofuel’s initiative in response to the President’s call for renewable aviation fuels.
http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/118952354.html

On Friday KNDO/KNDU TV aired a story about the AgWeatherNet system and plans to use it in creating a weather forecasting system.
http://www.kndo.com/Global/story.asp?S=14369507

On Monday, Public Radio’s Northwest News Network aired an interview with Marcus Keller about wine grape growers analyzing vineyard buds to determine damage that may have been done by a cold winter and spring.
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2011/03/gardening_news_and_notes_amy_w.html

On Tuesday, NPR affiliate KPLU-FM (Tacoma) aired an interview with David Granatstein about he and Elizabeth Kirby‘s 2010 Organic Agriculture Profile.
http://www.kplu.org/post/organic-farming-down-washington-despite-growing-demand-organic-foods?nopop=1

Friday’s Yakima Herald Republic also included a story about the Organic Agriculture Profile‘s finding that Washington’s organic sector has declined.
http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2011/04/01/organic-farming-takes-a-slight-dip-but-in-this-case-less-is-more

Thursday’s Longview Daily News included a story on the Port of Longview considering installation of solar panels that included comments from Extension’s Phil Lou about the application of renewable energy tax credits.
http://tdn.com/news/local/bbd6f254-5c01-11e0-936e-001cc4c002e0.html

The Daily Olympian on Saturday gave a “thumbs up” to a project to improve the energy efficiency of Tumwater City Hall in partnership with the WSU Extension Energy Program.
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/04/02/1601355/tumwater-light-bulb-project-saves.html

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle, republished Saturday at SeattlePI.com, on the benefits of using of composted manure as fertilizer included comments by Lynn Carpenter-Boggs on the challenges of using dairy manure.
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/homegarden/article/Composted-manure-is-the-gardener-s-best-friend-1040500.php#page-1

Friday’s Ballard News Tribune reported on plans for the WSU Master Gardeners to conduct plant clinics at the popular Ballard Farmers’ Market for the fifth consecutive season.
http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2011/04/01/features/master-gardeners-celebrate-their-fifth-season

A gardening column on various topics in Wednesday’s Oregonian included an item with Don Tapio about a gardening myth on how to handle roots when transplanting woody ornamentals.
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2011/03/gardening_news_and_notes_amy_w.html

Saturday’s Whidbey Examiner included the announcement of Snohomish County Extension’s tree fruit grafting workshop.
http://whidbeyexaminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=5646

In this week’s Capital Press:

“WSU braces for cuts”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-Legis-update-040111-art

“Committee ponders new grain varieties”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-new-grain-varieties-040111

“Barley breeder bids farewell”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Steve-Ullrich-040111-art

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

“Cold snap”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18874

“Cold snap, Part 2”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18879

“Using the stripe rust fungus tyo shut off stripe rust”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-18859

“State’s organic ag saw declines in 2010”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18868

News Releases:

“WSU Regents’ Professor Named to Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters”

“Growing Your Own Custom Orchard on a Budget”

“American Phytopathological Society Honors WSU Plant Pathologists”

“Local Brewery Slates April 16 for Beers for Bears Fundraiser”

“Merry Cellars to Host “Change the World” Fellowship Fundraiser on April”