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Oct. 20 – 27

Posted by | October 27, 2008

The Northwest Ag Information Network aired an interview on Wednesday with Ralph Cavalieri discussing the USDA award of $3.3 million in direct and indirect grants to WSU for specialty crop research.

Viticulturist Mercy Olmstead is quoted in a Wednesday Spokesman-Review story on the challenges of growing wine grapes in Spokane and N.E. Washington.

Mercy Olmstead also is quoted in a Friday Yakima Herald-Republic story about the harvest of the state’s “other grapes” – juice grapes.

Sunday’s Seattle Times and today’s Everett Herald both published the recent Tri-City Herald story about the WSU research winery in Prosser.

Last Sunday’s Oregonian quotes soil scientist Craig Cogger in an article on the increasing use of biosolids to fertilize nonfood crops.

A sports story in Friday’s Daily Olympian discusses the turfgrass science applied in the design of the Palouse Ridge Golf Course.

Monday’s Daily Olympian includes a guest article by Thurston County Extension’s Karen Janowitz on low impact development steps that property owners can take to control storm water and reduce water damage.

Friday’s Tri-City Herald included the story of Steve Jones and Carol Miles being asked to write the World Book Encyclopedia entry for “sustainability.”

The food column in Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald quotes Marianne Ophardt in a story on ripening and using the last of the season’s garden tomatoes.

Last Saturday’s Tri-City Herald included a guest gardening article by Marianne Ophardt on how to do sheet composting in the garden.

The announcement of the upcoming BIOAg symposium in Pullman has received coverage by the following media:

The business publication Tacoma Daily Index on Monday published a brief story about the AgWeatherNet system in the Puget Sound region.

This week in Capital Press

Weed-wheat hybrids alarm researchers

Kansas, France study wheat DNA

Extension brings research home

Congressional candidates sound off on ag issues

Tilth conference set for Nov. 7 – 9

News Releases: “WSU BIOAg Symposium Features State of the State’s Organic Agriculture Sector,” “Research on Phytochemicals Continues for a Second Year,” “Washington State 4-H Inducts Six into Hall of Fame,” “WSU Extension Health Center Receives $350,000 Grant to Test Childcare System,” “S Is for ‘Sustainable Agriculture,’” and “Orcharding for Hard Cider the Topic of WSU Snohomish County Extension Class.”