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Posted by | October 18, 2010

Wednesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on the marketing of several new apple varieties, including the WA-2 developed by WSU. Several other media around the state also carried the story.

An article posted Wednesday to the science website about research at the Idaho National Laboratory on using bacteria to make a “plastic” building material from waste includes information on WSU’s role in the research

On Tuesday the Wenatchee World reported on a grant to Chelan and Kittitas counties for WSU’s former research facility, the Colockum Natural Resource Center, with comments from Ray Faini.

A guest article by a local extension educator in the Chambersburg, PA newspaper Public Opinion on the importance of family meals eaten together lists a number of tips for family meals from WSU’s “Eat Better, Eat Together” campaign.

A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the salt content in condiments includes comments from Barry Swanson on the role of salt in enhancing flavor.

A story in Wednesday’s News Tribune (Tacoma) about mole problems in yards and gardens includes suggestions from Extension’s Dave Pehling on how to control them.

Tuesday’s Everett Herald reported on the resurgence in bed bug populations with comments from Extension’s Mike Bush on the extent of the problem.

The October Kent Magazine (S. King Co.) featured a cover story and center spread on the 4-H program. (Cover, P. 10 – 11)

The South Sound Business Examiner reported on its news blog Tuesday that WSU Extension 4-H has received a $50,000 grant for a multi-county robotics program.

The Wenatchee World on Tuesday reported on formation of a local 4-H robotics club, thanks to receipt of the National 4-H and JC Penney grant.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“University touts research to ranchers, processors”

“Grazing offers economically viable alternative to CRP”

“Promising fumigation alternative studied”

“Pesticide’s use shrinks”

“Apple growers marketing tasty new varieties”

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

“Getting set for HORT”

“A better grape”

“Invasive plans and non-federal Washington rangeland/4-H and robotics”

News Releases:

“WSU Extension 4-H Receives $50,000 Grant for Robotics: Teens Learn to Plan, Problem Solve, Design”

“WSU Launches New Web Site with Spotted Wing Drosophila Information”

“WSU Presents Public Forum on Future Directions in Sustainable Food Systems, Oct. 22 in Mount Vernon and Pullman”

“Chairs Named for Special Wine Collections for WSU Benefit Gala and Auction”