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March 16 – 23

Posted by | March 23, 2009

The magazine The Scientist last week reported on the research findings of John Browse that identified JAZ proteins that trigger defense signaling in plants.

A story in Thursday’s Bismark Tribune (North Dakota) reported on the research of Gerry Edwards in the School of Biological Sciences as part of an international team working to improve photosynthesis in rice.

On Friday the Northwest Ag Information Network aired a story about the potential for WSU to charge fees for research plots at such facilities as the Spillman Agronomy Farm.

Friday’s Everett Herald reported on the efforts of Beach Watchers volunteers to keep plastic debris out of inland waterways.

A story in last Sunday’s Tri-City Herald about area legislators’ opposition to state tax increases mentions community concerns about potential cuts to education programs, specifically extension and 4-H.

Last Sunday’s Vancouver Columbian reported on growing consumer interest in buying from local farms, with comments from Clark County Extension’s Erin Harwood on the growth in area CSA operations.

The Chicago publication College News reported on the increasing educational opportunities in viticulture and enology, and mentions the WSU program.

The High Plains Journal included an announcement of a workshop on Asian medicinal her production cosponsored by the WSU Western Center for Risk Management Education.

Monday’s Wenatchee World included a mention of Malaga resident Laura Mrachek being awarded the CAHNRS Women in History Recognition Award.

In this week’s Capital Press

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  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its last print edition on Tuesday. It will continue as an online-only publication with limited staff at www.seattlepi.com.