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Posted by | September 14, 2009

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it plans to place new limitations on the use of three organophosphate pesticides to protect salmon and steelhead in four western states, including Washington.

A news release issued Tuesday by the American Society for Horticulture Science described research by WSU scientists, finding that leafy green vegetables can accumulate high concentrations of nitrates that could be harmful to humans.

A news release issued Thursday to announce the February annual meeting of the Weed Science Society of America announced that Richard Mack is one of the keynote speakers.

The Peninsula Daily News (Pt. Angeles) on Monday published a story on wheat trials being conducted near Sequim by Steve Jones and Kevin Murphy. The story also appeared in the Oregonian, Seattle Times,, and others.

On Tuesday, public radio’s Northwest News Network aired an interview Rich Zack about the increase in wasp activity during fall months.

KREM-TV on Tuesday reported on how WSU grizzly bear research is improving the understanding of the function of the human heart.

Wednesday’s Everett Herald included a brief article about the sustainable small-acre farming and ranching course being offered by Snohomish, King, and Pierce County Extension.

Last week, Nebraska TV posted an article to its website’s garden page about natural alternatives to chemical pesticides for gardeners, with a number of tips provided by Brad Jaeckel at the WSU organic farm.

In this week’s Capital Press

Aired last week on the N.W. Ag Information Network