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Sept. 14 – 21

Posted by | September 21, 2009

Tuesday’s Spokesman Review featured a story on the strong connections between Norman Borlaug who died last week, and wheat research at WSU.

The Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund on Tuesday announced $5.1 million in grant awards, including $1,099,998 to Diter von Wettstein for his research on a wheat variety that can be consumed by celiac patients.

Steve Sheppard is quoted and his research on colony collapse disorder is cited in an article on the topic in the October edition of the popular science magazine “Discover.” (No link yet available)

KOMO-TV (Seattle) on Friday reported on the international tour of Christmas tree research trials at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.

On Wednesday United Press International reported on the results of WSU research on methods of testing nitrate concentrations of leafy green vegetables.

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a proposal for a two-year study to be done by the Ruckelshaus Center to determine the benefits and challenges of consolidating the Tri-Cities.

The weekly Sequim Gazette published a story on the demonstration of the Puget Sound Meat Producers Cooperative mobile meat-processing unit being sponsored by WSU Clallam County Extension.

Friday’s Peninsula Daily News (Pt. Angeles) publicized WSU Jefferson County Extension’s annual Local Food and Farm Tour.

On Wednesday, KIDK-TV (Idaho) ran a story on the City of Pocatello’s participation in WSU Extension’s video workshop on controlling storm water.

Saturday’s Tacoma News Tribune included a story on various area school garden and nutrition education programs, including an elementary school garden run by Pierce County Extension’s Square Foot Nutrition program.

The Ellensburg Daily Record on Thursday reported on local WSU Master Gardeners’ participation in a gardening education program for kids at a local day care facility.

Wednesday’s Everett Herald profiled Jennifer Shelton, business advisor for the Snohomish County Small Business Development Center affiliated with Extension.

Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic included a Master Gardener guest article on proper fall tree planting based on WSU research.

A Master Gardener article in the Wadena Pioneer Journal (Minnesota) quotes Linda Chalker-Scott on the hazards of using rubber mulches.

Kitsap County Extension’s Peg Tillery is quoted in a Friday Kitsap Sun article about efforts within the county to start a gleaning program to supply local food banks.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “International Group to Tour WSU Puyallup Christmas Tree Research Trials”
  • “Learn to Plan for Your Farm or Forestland to Become a Lasting Legacy”