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Presentation: Organic tree fruit trends, 2013
These slides presented by the WSU-Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources document growth in organic fruit sales during the 2000s in the United States.
Proceedings: Has the Organic Bubble Burst? Current Trends in Organic Tree Fruit Production
Is there a bubble for organic fruit? Probably not. Global production of all organic horticultural crops has expanded dramatically over the past several years, increasing 56% from 2005 to 2008, compared to a 10% increase ...
Report: Use of biochar from the pyrolysis of waste organic material as a soil amendment
Biochar is a charcoal-like material produced by the thermochemical pyrolysis of biomass materials. It is being considered as a potentially significant means of storing carbon for long periods to mitigate greenhouse gases. ...
Proceedings: Ecological and organic farm management workshop
This proceedings for the Ecological and Organic Farm Management Workshop held in Puyallup in 2004 includes three sessions by David Granatstein:
Proceedings: Nitrogen cycling and partitioning under alternative organic orchard floor management strategies
(Western Nutrient Management Symposium, Salt Lake City, 2007)
Organic orchard systems are a significant and growing component of Washington State agriculture, yet sustainable methods of nitrogen (N) fertility and weed management remain a challenge. Nutrient supply is dependent on ...
Proceedings: 3rd National Organic Tree Fruit Research Symposium. Chelan, WA, Selections
This section of the Proceedings 3rd National Organic Tree Fruit Research Symposium includes two presentations by David Granatstein and members of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources: "Organic ...
Proceedings: Biointensive management of the orchard understory
The concept of “sustainable agriculture” has become widely accepted by growers, consumers, and policymakers as an important guide for the future direction of food production systems. While we cannot know today what will ...
Presentation: Orchard understory management options
This presentation describes options for orchard understory management, describing the effect of these options on weed competition with trees, nutrient dynamics, water management, rodent habitat, insect habitat, and economic ...
Presentation: Soil health in orchards: An introduction
This presentation summarizes the chemical, biological, and physical factors that contribute to soil health. It also raises questions about how soil health can be measured and the relationship between soil health and fruit ...
Report: Soil quality investment priorities
The continued capacity of soil to be productive is essential to meeting the world’s needs for food and fiber. Producers in Washington State are keenly interested in managing their soils effectively. Specific industry needs ...