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Mar. 7-13

Posted by | March 14, 2011

The food processing industry web site FoodOnline.com reported Thursday that convenience food manufacturer Womick Foods is undertaking the commercialization of the microwave thermal sterilization technology developed at WSU by Juming Tang and his team.
http://www.foodonline.com/article.mvc/Wornick-Foods-Launches-Microwave-0001?atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a

On Saturday the Wenatchee World published a story with Tim Smith discussing orchard damage due to record cold temperatures during the past four months.
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/mar/12/out-of-the-cold-orchards-still-assessing-damage/

Saturday’s Kelowna Capital News (British Columbia) reported on a presentation to orchardists by Betsy Beers on the arrival of the Spotted Wing Drosophila.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/okanagan_similkameen/kelownacapitalnews/news/117828798.html

On Thursday the Spokesman Review’s outdoors blog posted a story and a WSU video about Patrick Carter‘s research on genetic differences between wild and hatchery-raised rainbow trout.
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2011/mar/10/wild-rainbows-race-hatchery-trout-wsu-lab/

Wednesday’s Auburn Reporter reported on the passage of legislation to restrict phosphorus in turf fertilizers in which legislators cited WSU research by Eric Miltner and others on the subject. The story also was published in several other newspapers around the state.
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/aub/news/117707458.html

An Associated Press story appearing Monday in several newspapers about the reopening of the Snake River navigational locks mentions that a WSU study by Ken Casavant on the lock closure will soon be released.
http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/mar/07/tidewater-brings-back-employees-as-locks-reopen-ba/

A Spokesman Review story about a local company that will be marketing a new trap to capture stinkbugs includes comments from Jay Brunner about the insect’s migration into eastern Washington.
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/mar/04/sterling-international-out-catch-bug/

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Fuji apples top university taste test”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-applesensory-w-fileart-031111

“Expert emphasizes sustainable thinking”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-international-tree-w-mug-031111

“Snake River shipping resuming this month”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/AP-Columbia-Snake-dams-030711

“Direct marketing takes high-tech twist”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-direct-marketing-031111-art

“Computer keeps small farm workable”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-multicropping-031111-art

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

“The Battery Powered Orchard”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18711

News Releases:

“Theme of Northwest’s Largest Conferences on Rural Health March 29-31 Is ‘Retrofitting for Reform’”

“Hawaiian Textiles Exhibit Opens at WSU on Mom’s Weekend”