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Posted by | November 8, 2010

Western Farmer-Stockman reported on research conducted by Shaojin Wang on using radio frequency technology to control post-harvest pest infestations.

The fall edition of Washington Business, the Association of Washington Business magazine, reported on the stormwater management research being conducted at the Puyallup Research and Extension Center.

A story in Tuesday’s Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) on research on whether organic produce offers nutritional benefits cited recent WSU research finding that organic strawberries were higher in antioxidants and vitamin C than conventional berries.

The Environmental News Network website posted a story Wednesday about a study published in Nature by David Crowder suggesting that organic agriculture gives better pest control and larger plants than conventional.

A business column in Sunday’s Tacoma News Tribune reported on the reopening of a mill in Satsop to produce a composite wood-plastic construction material using technology developed in conjunction with WSU’s Composite Materials and Engineering Center.

A story in Wednesday’s News Tribune about the young family that is taking over and resurrecting the Puyallup Valley’s only filbert orchard included comments from Chris Benedict on the challenges in preserving farms.

The Sequim Gazette on Wednesday reported on a recent regional work session on renewable energy at which the Extension Energy Program’s Dave Sjoding was among the speakers.

A story in Saturday’s Seattle Times about the 25th anniversary of the Elisabeth Miller Library at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture included comments by Linda Chalker-Scott about the library’s value.

Thursday’s SnoValley Star (Snoqualmie) included the announcement of a WSU Extension workshop to help forestland and farm owners pursue grants.

Thursday’s Everett Herald published a story about several fall gardening classes being offered by Snohomish County Extension.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“New farmers take over Puyallup filbert orchard”

“Cider makers revive traditional tipple”

“People in agriculture” (4-H Hall of Fame)

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

“Ranchers to hear about GIPSA regulations; no more dairy herd retirements”

“Washington Cattlemen convene next week”

“Re-grounding Agriculture”

News Releases:

“Thinning and Pruning Workshop Offers Skills for Enhancing Forest Habitat”

“Get Started on That Forest or Farm Dream Project”