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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.

On Friday KNDO/KNDU TV aired a story about the AgWeatherNet system and plans to use it in creating a weather forecasting system.

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.

On Tuesday, NPR affiliate KPLU-FM (Tacoma) aired an interview with David Granatstein about he and Elizabeth Kirby‘s 2010 Organic Agriculture Profile.

Friday’s Yakima Herald Republic also included a story about the Organic Agriculture Profile‘s finding that Washington’s organic sector has declined.

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.

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.

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle, republished Saturday at, on the benefits of using of composted manure as fertilizer included comments by Lynn Carpenter-Boggs on the challenges of using dairy manure.

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.

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.

Saturday’s Whidbey Examiner included the announcement of Snohomish County Extension’s tree fruit grafting workshop.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“WSU braces for cuts”

“Committee ponders new grain varieties”

“Barley breeder bids farewell”

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

“Cold snap”

“Cold snap, Part 2”

“Using the stripe rust fungus tyo shut off stripe rust”

“State’s organic ag saw declines in 2010”

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”