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Posted by | March 16, 2009

A story in Thursday’s Christian Science Monitor on a new organic no-till farming system developed by Rodale Institute quotes John Reganold discussing the efficacy of organic no-till in carbon sequestration.

A White House news release issued Friday announced that President Obama plans to name James Miller, a former eastern Washington farmer and WSU graduate, as USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service.

The special biotech insert in Friday’s Puget Sound Business Journal featured a story on Norman Lewis’s biofuels research.

A business feature in Sunday’s Seattle Times reports on the production of “green power” from the Qualco anaerobic manure digester near Monroe, and mentions that WSU researchers are measuring inputs and output on a daily basis.

The website Cattlenetwork.com posted a story on Thursday about the research by ARS scientists in Pullman working with WSU soil scientist Chris Pannkuk comparing conventionally managed and burn/low-till cropping systems for winter wheat production.

A story in last week’s Ag Weekly quoted Joe Yenish discussing the challenges of weed control in unpredictable weather.

An article by nationally syndicated columnist Froma Harrop on health and stress during a recession quotes nutritionist Shelley McGuire on how economically difficult times can affect diet.

An article posted Monday on the Seattle website Examiner.com about controlling pests on hop plants quotes IAREC entomologist David James discussing the use of wintergreen oil on hops.

Examiner.com also posted an article promoting the five-day cider-making workshop to be held at the NWREC in June.

Friday’s Fruit Grower Report on the N.W. Ag Information Network aired an interview with NWREC’s Tom Walters on the small fruit agriculture sector.

Thursday’s Fruit Grower Report on the N.W. Ag Information Network aired an interview with Tim Smith on replant disease.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “WSU to Honor 2 Alumnae March 25