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Nov. 3 – 10

Posted by | November 10, 2008

An article in last Sunday’s Oregonian focused on the research of Jim Harbertson and others at the IAREC to prepare for a possible infestation of the destructive aphid phylloxera, and on the use of the new research winery.

A Thursday story in the Tri-City Herald in advance of the Tri-City Wine Festival mentioned that WSU enologist Jim Harbertson and plant pathologist Richard Larsen would be serving as wine tasting judges.

A feature in Wednesday’s Spokesman Review on the Whitestone Winery near Wilbur cites the research of Walter Clore and the role of other WSU researchers in establishing vineyards in the area

An editorial in Friday’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News supported the importance and relevance of the land grant mission for the 21st century.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the discovery of the walnut tree fungus thousand canker in the Prosser area with comments from Gwen Hoheisel.

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the addition of three new courses to the WSU online certificate course in organic agriculture.

A story in Monday’s Centralia Chronicle on the economic challenges facing logging truck drivers cited a recent joint WSU/UW study on the industry.

Tuesday’s Everett Herald included a brief story with Gary Moulton about his upcoming cider-making class in Snohomish County.

A gardening feature in Sunday’s Seattle Times on growing hops and grape vines as garden ornamentals refers readers to the NWREC web site for information.

A story in Saturday’s Centralia Chronicle on an energy-efficient home being built in Napavine mentions that the builder called in the WSU Extension Energy Program to test and verify the energy savings.

In this week’s Capital Press:

WSU adds to its organic ag degree

Sheep producers try to boost value

News releases:

“WSU Expands Course Offerings in Nation’s First Online Certificate in Organic Ag”

“WSU Scientist Named New Director of WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center”

“Washington State Military Kids and Families Summit Nov. 14 in Tacoma”

“Fungus New to Washington Is Killing Walnut Trees”

“Eighth Annual ‘A Celebration of Washington Wines’” (event calendar announcement)

“’Fungi in History’ Talk at WSU Nov. 18”

“Columbia Plateau PM10 Project Update Dec. 4”

“Technology Replacing Travel for Many WSU Extension Educators”

“Survey Asks, Who Are Washington’s Certified Organic Producers?”