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Nov. 30 – Dec. 7

Posted by | December 7, 2009

On Monday, state Attorney General Rob McKenna announced that $1.2 million in funds recovered from Enron will go to the WSU Extension Energy Program to help conduct energy audits and teach businesses to be more energy efficient.

On Friday, the Agricultural Research Magazine reported on research by ARS’s Frank Dugan near Pullman on controlling a blight-causing fungus in chickpea crops with another fungus.

A news release issued Wednesday to announce findings from a six-year study on the health benefits of Pecorino Romano cheese acknowledges the role of Shelley McGuire in the research.

The Methow Valley News reported on Wednesday that the latest Okanogan County budget proposal includes funding for Extension programs but at a significantly reduced level.

On Friday, the Wenatchee World reported that Quincy Port Commissioners are supporting the application by area winemakers for an AVA designation for the Quincy Valley, and have asked Joan Davenport for application assistance.

An advance story in Friday’s Wenatchee World about this week’s state Horticulture Association meeting includes comments by Jay Brunner.

A Master Gardener column in the Springfield News-Leader (Missouri) on Sunday discussing mulches cites WSU Extension research on rubber mulches.

An article in Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News (Pt. Angeles) announced that applications are being accepted for the Clallam County Master Gardener training, and discussed the Master Gardener program.

In this week’s Capital Press

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News Releases

  • “Endowed Turfgrass Professorship Comes to WSU”
  • “Date Set, Early Registration Available for 2010 Country Living Expo”
  • “Clubb to Chair WSU Wine Auction ‘CEO Collection’”
  • “Columbia Plateau PM10 Project Conference Dec. 17”
  • “Hispanic Food Network Program Features WSU, Shepherd’s Grain Partnership”
  • “Student Design for “Stay Put” Swim Wear Earns International Award”
  • “WSU Graduates Featured in “Emerging Designers” Book”