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Posted by | April 15, 2010

On Thursday news releases went out from WSU and Clemson University announcing their success in sequencing peach DNA.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1844552/peach_dna_unraveled/index.html?source=r_science

The Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival, according to a report in Friday’s Wenatchee World, named Tim Smith Apple Citizen of the Year.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/apr/02/tim-smith-named-apple-citizen-of-the-year/

Lynell Tanigoshi is quoted in The Oregonian‘s coverage of Tuesday’s emergency meeting in Portland to discuss dealing with spotted wing Drosophila. The story also was published by Associated Press and appeared in several media.

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/crowd_of_oregon_farmers_scient.html

An editorial in Wednesday’s Walla Walla Union Bulletin decried the closure of the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center.

http://bit.ly/cN51Co

On Wednesday the Tri-City Herald reported that despite the recession farm employment in Washington grew in 2009.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/03/31/959004/farm-employment-increased-in-2009.html

The trade website, wateronline.com, on Monday posted a story about the book “Soil and Water Conservation Advances in the United States” that was co-edited by Bill Schillinger.

http://www.wateronline.com/article.mvc/Beyond-The-Dust-Bowl-Challenges-In-Soil-And-0001

Monday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a group that is establishing community gardens for Tri-City residents that has asked WSU Extension Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers to provide classes for gardeners.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/03/28/956708/community-gardens-spring-up-in.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Growers get to work with early bloom”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-bloom-040210-w-art

“Full bloom a big deal”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-bloomsider-040210

“Economist studies buying habits”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-Gallardo-innovator-040210

“Researcher adds context to impact of spotted owl”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-spotted-owl-fallout-040210-info-box

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

“Group wants better protection against Canadian BSE; WSU diagnostic clinic”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16049

News Releases:

“Washington’s New Chief Economist to Discuss State’s Future April 8”

“Release of Peach Genome Provides Key Data for Breeders, Furthers Research”