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  • Building a tradition of adaptive rangeland management : Brenda and Tony Richards 

    Hall, Sonia A.; Hudson, Tipton D.; Jensen, K. Scott; Neibergs, J. Shannon, 1960-; Reeves, Matthew Clark; Yorgey, Georgine; Davis, Emily Jane (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-05)
    Tony and Brenda Richards run a family cow-calf operation in Murphy, Idaho. Their cattle graze a combination of private and public rangelands. The Richards actively work with agencies and other entities that have rule-making ...
  • Washington state very small food processors : an overview of what you need to know about FSMA 

    Ganjyal, Girish M.; Smith, David; Pietrysiak, Ewa, 1988- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-05)
    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most significant update to food production laws in decades. As a part of the FSMA, the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule regulates all companies that process, ...
  • Field grafting grapevines in Washington state 

    Gale, Eric J.; Moyer, Michelle, 1982- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-05)
    As with many fruit crops, consumer preference often dictates the varieties of wine grapes grown. Planting a new vineyard to a newly popular variety is a significant investment. The time between variety choice and vineyard ...
  • Using NEAR sciences to address community health : a primer 

    Lile, Joy; Ryser, Laura (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-05)
    Many communities experience high rates of risk factors that can impact life-long health outcomes. The NEAR sciences (neuroscience, epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences, and resilience) can help prevention practitioners ...
  • Perspectives from stakeholders on the food-energy-water nexus in metropolitan Seattle 

    Allen, Liz; Gaolach, Bradley W. (Bradley Wayne), 1967-; Moffett, Kevin B.; Brady, Michael P.; Collins, Douglas P.; Padowski, Julie; Rajagopalan, Kirti; McLarty, Sasha (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-04)
    Food, energy, and water (FEW) are deeply intertwined in modern agricultural production, consumption, and management. Policies aimed at increasing local food production and consumption are likely to affect all three FEW ...
  • Economic feasibility of using alternative plastic mulches : a pumpkin case study in western WA 

    Galinato, Suzette P.; Velandia, Margarita; Ghimire, Shuresh (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-04)
    The results presented in this WSU publication serve as a general guide for evaluating the feasibility of using plastic soil-biodegradable mulches as an alternative to conventional plastic polyethylene mulch in the production ...
  • 2019 cost estimates of establishing, producing, and packing Honeycrisp apples in Washington 

    Gallardo, R. Karina; Galinato, Suzette P. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-04)
    The results presented in this WSU publication serve as a general guide for evaluating the feasibility of producing Honeycrisp apples in Washington as of 2019. This publication is not intended to be a definitive guide to ...
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) : an overview 

    Pietrysiak, Ewa; Ganjyal, Girish M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-03)
    Ensuring food safety is becoming increasingly important with the vast globalization of our food supply. To assure that imported food products are safe for U.S. consumers, the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) ...
  • Soil health in orchards 

    DuPont, S. Tianna; Granatstein, David; Sallato, Bernardita (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-02)
    Orchard soil health, or soil quality, is the capacity of soil to support productive trees over time without negatively affecting the surrounding environment. Soil health is influenced by interacting biological, physical, ...
  • Produce safety rule exemptions and exclusions for Washington produce growers 

    Critzer, Faith (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-02)
    The Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule, was developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide food ...
  • 2019 cost estimates of producing fresh and processing potatoes in Washington 

    Galinato, Suzette P. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-02)
    The results presented in this WSU publication serve as a general guide for evaluating the feasibility of producing potatoes in the Columbia Basin as of 2019, with a capital and machinery endowment suited to a 1,000-acre ...
  • A home gardener's guide to soils and fertilizers 

    Cogger, Craig George, 1950- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-01)
    Soil is a mixture of weathered rock fragments and organic matter at the earth’s surface. It is biologically active—a home to countless microorganisms, invertebrates, and plant roots. It varies in depth from a few inches ...
  • A grower's guide to the most common diseases of peony in the United States 

    Garfinkel, Andrea R.; Chastagner, Gary A. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-01)
    Peonies are hardy, long-lived perennials grown commercially and privately for their large, showy flowers. Peonies are typically considered relatively easy to grow; however, there are a number of pathogens and pests that ...
  • Compost use for tree fruit 

    DuPont, S. Tianna; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-01)
    Compost can help improve soil quality and nutrient, water, and pest regulation. High-quality soil holds water and nutrients like a sponge, slowly releasing them over time to meet tree needs. High-quality soil can also ...
  • Successfully navigating 4-H market livestock projects 

    Williams, Debbie M.; Heitstuman, Mark D.; Schmidt, Janet L. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-01)
    Raising a 4-H market livestock animal (beef, lamb, swine, or goat), can be an overwhelming experience, particularly for the first-time family. There are several steps and actions the 4-H member, leader, and family will ...
  • Puncturevine 

    Whaley, Dale K.; Parker, Robert, 1941-; Boydston, Rick Allen, 1958- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-12)
    Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris L.) is also commonly referred to as tackweed, puncture weed, Mexican sandbur, Texas sandbur, goathead, caltrop, and bullhead. This non-native plant of the southern Europe and Mediterranean ...
  • Tree fruit soil fertility and plant nutrition in cropping orchards in Central Washington 

    Sallato, Bernardita; DuPont, S. Tianna; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-12)
    Healthy trees need healthy roots to take up water and nutrients; healthy soils to provide water, nutrients, and protection from plant pathogens; sufficient water; and exemplary horticulture. When considering tree nutrition, ...
  • Balancing fidelity and adaptation : a guide for evidence-based program implementation 

    Cooper, Brittany Rhoades; Parker, Louise; Diaz Martinez, AnaMaria (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-12)
    The adoption of an effective program is only the first step toward achieving the positive youth and family outcomes community-based organizations aim to achieve. Research has demonstrated time and time again that high-quality ...
  • Understanding and measuring organic matter in soil 

    Tao, Haiying; Rogers, Christopher W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-12)
    Soil organic matter (SOM) content is often linked to soil health. Producers are encouraged to increase SOM to improve soil functions, such as water-holding capacity, improvement of soil structure and infiltration, nutrient ...
  • Building a tradition of adaptive rangeland management : Jack Southworth 

    Hall, Sonia A.; Hudson, Tipton D.; Yorgey, Georgine; Neibergs, J. Shannon; Reeves, Matthew (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-12)
    Jack Southworth runs a cow-calf-yearling operation in the high-desert rangelands and dry forests around Seneca, Oregon. Southworth has been using holistic management for decades, with a strong focus on managing for rangeland ...

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