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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FRESH TREE FRUIT MARKET
This dissertation is composed of three studies. First, fresh tree fruit demand at the farm gate is modeled to estimate price elasticities and export elasticities. Second, fresh fruit demand is estimated for the consumer ...
Impacts of nitrogen fertility, soilborne disease, and socioeconomic factors on diverse small grain production systems of the Pacific Northwest
Small grains are grown in rotation with many temperate crops in the Columbia Basin and Puget Sound regions, functioning to improve the profitability of the cash crops. During 2009-10, 45 isolates of
Rotational Cropping Systems for Nitrogen Management and Weed Control in Dryland Organic Wheat Production
Diversification of cropping systems with legumes is a common practice used to overcome soil fertility and weed control challenges in organic farming systems. The current study assessed different legume-intensive cropping ...
EFFECTS OF GENOTYPE, FERTILIZER, AND MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ON PHOSPHORUS USE EFFICIENCY OF ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL SPRING WHEAT
Recent attention to the increasing environmental and monetary costs of mining dwindling phosphorus (P) reserves have lead to renewed efforts to design agricultural systems that use P more efficiently. The objective of these ...
Statistical Applications in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Statistical analysis has many applications ensuring the validity and reproducibility of plant breeding and genetics research. Crop plant germplasm collections are often too large to be of use regularly. A core subset with ...
Effect of deficit irrigation on yield, quality and grower returns of native spearmint and hops in Washington State
This study analyzed the effects of water stress levels on the yield, quality, water use efficiency and grower returns of drip irrigated native spearmint and four subsurface drip irrigated hop cultivars: Mt. Hood, Columbus, ...
DEVELOPMENT OF NON-CHEMICAL POSTHARVEST TREATMENTS FOR DISINFESTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Chemical fumigation disinfestation treatments bring more and more concerns due to its hazard to environment and human health, it is necessary to develop alternative non-chemical disinfestation treatments for agricultural ...
Itegrated Biological Control of Woolly Apple Aphid in Washington State
Woolly apple aphid
EPIGEAL INSECT COMMUNITIES & NOVEL PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST HYBRID POPLAR PLANTATIONS
Hybrid poplars are a short rotation woody crop grown for a variety of target markets including paper pulp, saw timber, and biofuels in the Pacific Northwest. Development of pest control strategies within hybrid poplar ...