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March 30 – April 6

Posted by | April 6, 2009

Thomas Henick-Kling was featured in the Sunday Seattle Times coverage of the weekend’s Taste Washington seminars and events in Seattle.

KVEW-TV (Tri-Cities) reported on Tuesday on Thomas Henick-Kling becoming director of the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program.

The Tri-City Herald on Friday reported that Washington State University is one of the agricultural organizations that will share in USDA funding for expanding economic opportunities and developing more efficient farming practices.

A story in Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported that McDonalds Corporation wants its potato suppliers to reduce pesticide use, citing WSU’s integrated pest management research as providing a potential option.

On Monday the USDA Agricultural Research Service reported on research for using beneficial bacteria in combination with natural compounds to biologically control soybean cyst nematodes, citing the work of ARS geneticist Patricia Okubara and WSU nematologist Ekaterina Riga.

An editorial in Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald praised the decision to temporarily hold the annual Prosser Wine and Food Fair at the IAREC.

The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal reported on a prominent local developer receiving a WSU certificate for participating in an eight-day low impact development workshop developed by Pierce County Extension’s Curtis Hinman.

The Thursday Tri-City Herald included the announcement of the upcoming WSU beef producers’ conference in Richland.

Wednesday’s Othello Outlook published the story about the integration of CAHNRS and Extension to save 4-H and other programs.

Wednesday’s Omak Chronicle included a story about a series of upcoming “Growing Your Own Groceries” workshops by Ferry County Extension.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “WSU Virologist Honored”
  • “Pesticide Licensing Classes in Spanish Offered at Rochester High School”
  • “New Director of WSU Wine Program Available for Interviews” (media advisory)
  • “Beef Profitability Conference May 19-20 at Richland”