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Posted by | November 15, 2010

On Friday Business Week reported on an Oregon study finding that the invasive plant called Medusa head will continue to spread over western rangelands, with comments from Steve VanVleet on the research and control of the weed.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9JESEV00.htm

A story on the website Foodsafetynews.com reported on multi-year research in which WSU is involved on antibiotic resistance in dairy cattle with comments from Dale Moore on the significance of the research.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/11/washington-dairy-farmers-take-aim-at-antibiotic-resistance/

The November edition of CSA News, the publication of the Crop and Soils Association, features a cover story titled “Has Wheat Reached its Genetic Yield Potential” with extensive comments from Kulvinder Gill. No link available.

An editorial in Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald supports Richland’s possible formation of a Public Development Authority as an avenue for obtaining grants for the WSU Tri-Cities wine science center.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/11/09/1244226/public-corporation-sounds-promising.html

The website for the trade publication Waste Management World published our news release about the WSU Composite and Materials Engineering Center‘s contribution to the opening of a new composite mill in Grays Harbor County.

http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/from-the-wires/wire-news-display/1299770188.html

The agribusiness news website AgWired.com recently posted a story on camelina as a new biofuel cash crop, featuring LaCrosse farmer Steve Camp and his work with WSU researchers.

http://agwired.com/2010/08/12/camelina-gaining-favor-with-farmers-for-biodiesel/

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article on distance learning features a photo of Joan Davenport and discusses her distance course, Soils 201.

http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-the-Art-of-Virtual/125108/

Tuesday’s Othello Outlook included a story about a series of regional Latino business focus groups organized by the WSU Horizons project.

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=15105

In this week’s Capital Press:

“WSU researchers release another apple”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-WA-5-11210-w-art

“Grant program focuses on results”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Risk-management-grants-111210

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

“A better grape”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-17812

“Building on biodigesters”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Line-on-Agriculture-17813

News Releases:

“WSU Expertise Helps Green Building Factory Open; Up to 150 Jobs Created”

“Date Set, Registration Available for 2011 Country Living Expo”

“Island County Workshop Set to Discuss Spotted Wing Drosophila”

“WSU Switchgrass Biofuel Workshop Slated for Dec. 8”