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Report: Oxytetracycline Residue Study
Oxytetracycline is a commonly used pesticide in Washington State and other regions to control the disease fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) on commercial apples and pears. It has been allowed for use in organic orchards as ...
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 ...
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. ...
Trends and economics of Washington state organic blueberry production
(Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-04)
Washington State is the leading producer of organic blueberries in the U.S. In this publication, prospective and current growers will find recent data on acreage, production, and value to help them assess entry into, or ...
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 ...
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.
Presentation: Current Status of Organic Agriculture in Washington State, 2012
This presentation by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources summarizes trends in organic farming in the Pacific Northwest. Data as of December 15, 2012.
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 Washington state organic agriculture
(Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2009)
This summary presents highlights from the 2008 "Profile of Organic Crops in Washington State" which provides an estimate of certified organic crop acre - age. The full report, compiled by the Washington State University ...
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 ...