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Nov. 17 – 24

Posted by | November 24, 2008

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a study saying that more skilled workers are needed to support the state’s wine industry and mentioning the WSU Viticulture and Enology program as one educational resource.

A story in Sunday’s Yakima Herald-Republic on the first large anaerobic manure digester in Central Washington cites WSU research and quotes economist Richard Shumway on the economics of digester operation.

A story in Wednesday’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the National Marine Fisheries Service recommendations on restricting the use of three common agricultural pesticides mentions that WSU Extension offices are a good source for information on less toxic alternatives.

Last week’s edition of the Puyallup Herald reported on John Stark being named as the new director of the Puyallup Research and Extension Center.

Friday’s Everett Herald featured a story on a local couple who became members of Snohomish County Shore Stewards and who urge others to join.

The Seattle Times on Friday reported on the launch of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, including a quote from the School of Global Animal Health’s Guy Palmer, a founding board member, about the role of the academy.

The story about the multi-university research headed by the Dept. of Human Development’s Jared Lisonbee on factors influencing children’s stress levels has been carried by numerous publications nationally and internationally. On Wednesday it appeared in the Washington Post.

Northwest Public Radio on Wednesday aired an interview with Michael Barber about Eastern Washington water issues and plans to address them.

Chelan County Extension’s Ray Fiani is quoted in Tuesday’s Wenatchee World coverage of the Farm-to-Table Workshop cosponsored by WSU Extension.

Wednesday’s Port Townsend Leader included coverage of the comments of state Economic Development Commission Director Egils Milbergs at the Peninsula Innovation Forum hosted by Jefferson County Extension.

Wednesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic includes Sheila Ryan’s regular guest column, this time addressing safe storage and preparation of holiday turkey.

Horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott is quoted in a Thursday Seattle Post-Intelligencer gardening column on fall garden cleanup.

This week in the Capital Press

News releases

  • “Cogger Awarded Grant to Design Production Strategies for Organic Farms”
  • “WSU Child Development Lab Tackles National Accreditation”
  • “WSU Extension Energy Program Shares in Grant to Update Building Energy Codes”