News for 35 CoPs from 32 Institutions Shows eXtension Offerings

318 news releases were posted on eXtension during July. The number of releases and where they came from:

28–University of Missouri
25–Louisiana State University
23–University of Illinois
18–Kansas State University
17–North Carolina Cooperative Extension
14–Mississippi State University
13 each–Iowa State University, University of Georgia
11–University of Wisconsin
10 each–North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University
9 each–Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas
8 each–Texas AgriLife Extension, University of California, University of Florida
7 each–Michigan State University, Penn State University
6 each–Alabama Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska
5 each–Colorado State University, Purdue University
4 each–Cornell University. Oregon State University, University of Kentucky, Utah State University
3 each–Maryland Cooperative Extension, University of Minnesota
1 each–Montana State University, University of New Hampshire, Virginia Cooperative Extension
22–Other sources
2–Original releases

July news releases by Communities of Practice:

35–Gardens, lawns and landscapes
32–Families, food and fitness
27–Personal finance
24–Parenting
17 each–Family caregiving, Oil spill
15–Beef cattle
14–Food safety
12–Pest management in and around structures
11–Entrepreneurs and their communities
10 each–Corn and soybean production, Dairy
9–Farm energy
8–Goats
7 each–Agrosecurity and floods; Science, engineering, and technology for youth
6 each–Animal manure management, Bee health, Home energy, Organic agriculture
5 each–Child care, Horses
4 each–Community planning and zoning, Wildfire
3 each–Cotton, Diversity across higher education, Wildlife damage management
1 each–Extension master gardener, Geospatial technology, Small meat processors, Wood energy
Plus one to three news releases in CoPs not yet public: Companion animals, Drinking water, Military families, Rangelands

Google searches during July 2010 brought the public to eXtension news most often for these news releases:

A. Aronia Berries Easy to Grow Organically, Have High Levels of Antioxidants
B. How to Control Grasshoppers in Your Garden
C. How to Cure and Store Garden Onions
D. How to Eradicate Cheatgrass
E. New Crape Myrtle Delta Jazz Licensed by Mississippi State
F. Tax Incentives Reduce Cost of Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems
G. The Pros and Cons of Television Viewing for Children
H. The Singing Insects of Summer
I. The Third Wire: Using Three-prong Plugs with Two-prong Adapters
J. Urinary Tract Infection Can Lead to Serious Problems in the Elderly

Which of the top 10 July releases do you think brought in the most pageviews by generic search? The most popular was C. How to Cure and Store Garden Onions. In descending order, the popularity was A, G, J, D, B, I, F, H, E.