Celebrating Excellence, Crop Progress, & Leadership Recruiting
This Friday WSU will hold its annual Showcase celebration in which faculty, staff, and students are honored for their outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and scholarship. Included in those receiving recognition are faculty members awarded patents in 2011. Among those are Craig Frear and Shulin Chen, for their combined nutrient recovery and biogas scrubbing system integrated in series with animal manure anaerobic digester, Kimberlee Kidwell, for “Diva” soft white spring wheat, and Patrick Moore, for “Cascade Bounty” raspberry.
Northwest Ag’s Greg Martin has March crop progress and conditions.
MARTIN: On the west side cold wet March weather limited field activities for most producers. Although, shellfish growers continued harvesting clams and oysters, and Christmas tree growers took advantage of the cool, wet conditions to finish planting new fields. Across the central and eastern parts of the state orchardists pruned trees and prepared for dormant pest management, spring wheat seeding began and most winter wheat stands looked good, while relatively mild temperatures allowed vegetable and hop growers to prepare fields for planting. Calving, lambing, and kidding season continued.
The Washington State Ag/Forestry Leadership program is recruiting participants for its next leadership class. Applications must be submitted to their office by April 30. Participants in the program will be exposed to a variety of natural resource and social issues in the state. The application and instructions are available at agforestry.org.
I’m Lacy Gray and that’s Washington Ag Today on the Northwest Ag Information Network.