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Trends in Washington state organic agriculture 2004-2011
(Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-02)
Organic agriculture expanded rapidly in Washington state from 2004-2009 due to growing consumer demand. The recession years slowed growth nationally and this was reflected in a decline in acreage in the state. While overall ...
Trends in organic tree fruit production in Washington State, 1988-1998
(Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2000-12)
2010 cost estimates of establishing and producing organic apples in washington
(Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2011)
Production costs and returns vary greatly for any particular orchard operation due to case-specific capital, labor, and natural resources; crop yields; type and size of machinery implements; input prices; cultural practices; ...
Dryland farming in the Northwestern United States : a nontechnical overview
(Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 1992)
Today, more people than ever throughout the world rely on American wheat farmers to provide a steady and affordable supply of grain. At the same time, public concern about the viability of our food system is growing as ...
The need for a soil quality index: local and regional perspectives
(American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 1992)
Our knowledge of soil is based primarily on quantitative analysis of isolated physical, chemical, and biological properties. However, the interaction of these quantitative aspects determines soil quality. Integrative tools ...
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: