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May 5 – 12

Posted by | May 12, 2008

The Tri-City Herald was among the media covering Thursday’s dedication of the new Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory at WSU Tri-Cities.

Friday’s Everett Herald included a story on the WSU Camano Island Beach Watchers’ Fourth Wednesday lecture series.

KOHO-FM radio in Leavenworth last week aired an in-depth interview with Kevin Powers about the benefits for kids participating in Chelan County Extension’s eco-stewardship and forestry education programs.

Tuesday’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that environmental groups are complaining about Gov. Gregoire appointing a toxicologist with ties to Dow Chemical to the state Pesticide Incident Reporting and Tracking Review Panel.

Last Monday’s Okanogan Chronicle included a story about an upcoming WSU Extension sponsored canola production and biodiesel field day.

An article in the Tri-City Herald on Wednesday on getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables offers a series of tips provided by WSU Walla Walla Extension.

Virginia Lohr’s research on the benefits of indoor plants in the workplace was cited in a story about new Norwegian research that reached similar conclusions found on the India-based online newspaper NewKarala.com.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story on the installation of an AgWeatherNet station at the Spillman Agronomy Farm; a story on the recent Clark County Small Acreage Expo cosponsored by Clark County Extension; and a story about the North Central Washington FFA Forestry Competition mentioning Chelan County Extension’s participation.

News releases: “WSU Extension Workshop: Basic Winemaking with an Emphasis on Using Maritime Grapes,” and “Organic Farm Walk, May 19 at Willie Green’s Organic Farm in Monroe, Washington.”