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Sept. 29 – Oct. 6

Posted by | October 6, 2008

A front-page story in today’s Seattle Post Intelligencer on research on using algae as a biofuel stock includes quotes from Shulin Chen on his research.

An Associated Press story appearing in several newspapers today about funds for Washington state in the federal stopgap funding bill signed last week reports it includes research funding for WSU to improve military Meals Ready to Eat.

The Associated Press on Monday carried our announcement of the research winery at the IAREC in Prosser. Several media in the state ran the story.

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald published its own story about the research winery. The same story appeared in Tuesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic.

KVEW-TV, Tri-Cities, reported on the new research winery and on the first grape crush at the winery on Wednesday.

NPR’s Northwest News Network was also on hand to report on the first crush and the establishment of the research winery.

Friday’s Omak Chronicle published our story on the safety record of the log truck industry compared to the general commercial trucking industry.

The state Department of Agriculture issued a news release on Thursday announcing the awarding of federal grants to promote agricultural products and improve farm practices including two to WSU.

The Salina Journal (Kansas) on Thursday included a story promoting an eXtension Web cast on Oct. 17 on the use of manure on croplands that will feature WSU scientists Craig Cogger and Ann-Marie Fortuna.

Grays Harbor Extension’s Don Tapio is among the experts quoted in a Wednesday Aberdeen Daily World story about the increasing appearance of spiders inside area homes.

On Wednesday the investment news Web site seekingalpha.com posted a story in which John Reganold is quoted about the strategic and financial implications of the depletion of the world’s topsoil.

Tuesday’s Daily Evergreen reported on a grant to soil scientists Marcus Fleury and Jim Harsh for the study of colloidal contamination in soil.

A food column in Wednesday’s Seattle Post Intelligencer about honey references WSU research on colony collapse disorder. The columnist also promoted Snohomish County Extension’s beekeeping course on her blog.

A story in last Monday’s Seattle Post Intelligencer about the construction of a complex of zero net energy homes in Issaquah mentions that the WSU Extension Energy Program is a partner in the demonstration development.

A front-page story in last Monday’s Seattle P-I about installation of a the nation’s largest biofiltering storm water swale in Seattle quotes Pierce County Extension’s Curtis Hinman on the significance of the project.

An industry organization called the Association for Dressings and Sauces issued a news release on Tuesday citing the WSU Extension nutrition education effort of a few years ago to promote family meals together called “Eat Better; Eat Together” to promote salads (with dressings) as an ideal family meal.

In this week’s Capital Press: (Editor’s note: We are including links this week to Capital Press stories, however you may have difficulty accessing them without a subscriber zip code and password.)

WSU winery goes into production

UI crop specialist moves to WSU

State tries beefing up the Palouse

News releases: “Forest Owners Field Day October 4,” “Harvest Party at WSU Organic Farm,” “WSU Opens Research Winery,” “Compared to all Commercial Carriers, Log Truckers have Better Safety Record” (issued jointly with UW), “WSU’s Transportation Research Group Chosen by USDA to do National Study,” “Koenig Named Chair of WSU Crop and Soil Sciences,”and “WSU Dean to Speak at Lewiston Alumni Event.”