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May 11 – 18

Posted by | May 18, 2009

Last Monday’s USA Today health column featured Art Antonelli in discussing the importance of finding and dealing with the source of home insect infestations.

Thursday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the donation of a $6,000 wine filter by Carlson North America to the WSU research winery in Prosser.

The Spokesman Review on Thursday reported on the organized protest to the decision to eliminate the Department of Rural Sociology. The story was distributed by Associate Press and appeared in several media.

Friday’s Ellensburg Daily Record reported on the state of the hay market with comments from Kittitas County Extension’s Tip Hudson.

Tip Hudson is also quoted in another Friday Daily Record story on the impact of the recession on Kittitas County cattle ranchers.

A story in Friday’s Monterey County Herald about a symposium on the future of food production quoted comments made by John Reganold at the event.

Agricultural economist Karina Gallardo is one of four experts to weigh in on the Saturday New York Times “Room for Debate” blog on the topic of what is driving increasing food prices.

The Everett Herald on Monday reported on the changes in Snohomish County’s 4-H programs resulting from WSU budget cuts.

Tuesday’s Kitsap Sun reported on the minimal impact that budget cuts will have on Kitsap County Extension programs.

Sunday’s Walla Walla Union Bulletin included a story on the resources available to the public through WSU Extension, especially for gardeners.

An article in the May edition of EcoHome Magazine on improving home energy efficiency recommends software from the WSU Extension Energy Program for conducting a home energy audit.

A story in Tuesday’s Wenatchee World on dealing with bee swarms quotes WSU entomology graduate student Nik Wiman discussing bee behavior.

A story in Sunday’s Tri-City Herald on the increased interest in home gardening quotes Extension’s Marianne Ophardt discussing the assistance available through the Master Gardeners program.

Monday’s Vancouver Columbian included a guest article by Extension’s Sandra Brown on how to preserve fresh asparagus.

A story in Monday’s Peninsula Daily News (Pt. Angeles) on Clallam County’s response to climate change featured a photo of Extension’s David Freed displaying the transit pass he received from the county.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Cougar Gold Honored by Restaurant Magazine”