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Report: A brief look at the Washington apple industry: past and present
This paper summarizes the history of the apple industry in Washington state from the 19th century to the early 21st with consideration of findings by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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: Organic tree fruit production, promise, and pitfalls
Organic food sales in the U.S. and other countries continue to grow at an estimated 20 to 25% per year. This has occurred for the past 10 years and shows no sign of abating (Fig. 1). The Organic Trade Association estimates ...
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 ...
Presentation: Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit, Washington State 2012
The following set of slides presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data. Data come from various sources including certifiers [e.g., ...
Report: Current trends in organic tree fruit production
Organic fruit production is the largest segment of organic farming in Washington State by acreage and farm-gate value. With depressed prices for conventional apples and pears, many growers have considered organic production ...
Report: Certified Organic Acreage and Sales in Washington State, 2012
The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use in farm and business ...
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 ...