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Oct. 27 – Nov. 3

Posted by | November 3, 2008

News releases issued last Monday announced that WSU Center for Precision Agriculture director Fran Pierce has been named a 2008 Fellow of both the American Agronomy Association and the Soil Science Society of America.

Soil scientist Joan Davenport is quoted in an article in HealthDay News discussing possible sources of high concentrations of heavy metals found in some European wines. The story has been carried by at least 19 media outlets worldwide including the Times of London, the LA Times, Forbes Magazine and the Washington Post.

An editorial in Tuesday’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News supported WSU’s investment in its new research winery in Prosser.

Our story with economist Doug Young on the impact of the credit crunch and falling wheat prices on growers resulted in the following coverage:

Amit Dhingra was featured in the NW Ag News Network’s Friday Fruit Grower Report discussing his research on grape genomics.

A story in Thursday’s Wenatchee World on the budget woes of Chelan and Douglas counties reported that a popular forestry education program offered through Extension was cut from the Chelan County budget.

Friday’s Bellingham Herald reported on experiments being done by five Bellingham area teens on growing and using algae to absorb gas emissions from concrete production, including three students who were winners of the WSU Imagine Tomorrow competition in May.

The trade publication The Packer on Thursday reported on the annual Northwest Tri-state Potato Tour and the breeding efforts at Northwest universities.

In this week’s Capital Press:

Big growers fuel organic growth in Wash.”

“’Commercial ag’ talk triggers tax worries

News releases: “Roller Coaster Economy Tightens Credit for Wheat Growers,” “Clement to Receive WSCIA Crop Improvement Award,” and “WSU Extension Offers Food Safety Symposium for Farmers at Tilth Conference.”