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May 3 – 9, 2010

Posted by | May 10, 2010

In the news:

The science news website redOrbit.com posted a story on Wednesday about improvements in military meals-ready-to-eat that references the microwave sterilization process developed at WSU.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1861109/chemistry_improves_battlefield_food/

Western Farmer-Stockman included a story on the successful control of cereal leaf beetle using bio-control methods applied by a team led by Diana Roberts.

http://bit.ly/ataSlE

A story in the Beatrice Daily Sun (Nebraska) on Wednesday about the status of spring planting cites a WSU report about potential export issues with growing Roundup Ready alfalfa.

http://www.beatricedailysun.com/news/local/article_fa42e330-57df-11df-980c-001cc4c002e0.html

The May 2 Tacoma News Tribune story about managing storm water and the research being done at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center was accompanied by a sidebar story that we didn’t include in the last news report.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/05/02/1171025/puyallup-on-leading-edge-of-research.html

A story in Friday’s Tri-City Herald about a 70-foot spruce tree toppled by high winds included a series of tips from Extension’s Marianne Ophardt on proper tree planting and care.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/05/07/1005709/windstorm-topples-46-year-old.html

An article in Oregon Wine Press about Woodinville’s O Winery that contributes a portion of its net profits to scholarships for women mentions that WSU is one of the university’s receiving their scholarship funding.

http://bit.ly/cusS0l

Monday’s Bellingham Herald included a story about a series of gardening workshops being put on by WSU Whatcom County Master Gardeners.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/05/03/1414877/free-gardening-workshops-coming.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Expert on path to most resistance”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Western-Innovator-Xianming-Chen-043010-art

“Students learn on the lamb”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-lamb-management-043010-art

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

“When is a grape ripe?”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16296

“Xerpha update”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-16327

“Team’s bio-control work on cereal leaf beetle earns USDA recognition”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16345

News Releases:

“WSU Student Designs Environmentally Sustainable Jeans with American-made Denim”