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  • 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 ...
  • Season-long management of late blight on potato and tomato in Western Washington 

    Inglis, Debbie, 1953-; Gundersen, Babette (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Late blight is a historically famous plant disease that can be very serious in western Washington. It affects potatoes and tomatoes and certain nursery plants and weeds in the Solanaceae (potato family). The disease is ...
  • End-of-season corn stalk nitrate-nitrogen test for post-harvest evaluation 

    Inglis, Debbie, 1953-; Gundersen, Babette (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Sufficient supply of nitrogen (N) plays a key role in corn productivity and profitability. Excess nitrogen application wastes farmers’ money, increases the risk of groundwater and surface water contamination, and contributes ...
  • Wheat straw pulping by-product mixed with lime may address soil acidification in no-till fields 

    Tao, Haiying; Pan, William L.; Carter, Paul (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Soil acidification has become a growing concern for dryland crop production in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Many no-till (NT) soils have stratified soil pH in the fertilizer application zone due to repeated nitrogen (N) ...
  • Fresh cheese made safely 

    Powers-Hammond, Lizann (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2019-11)
    Queso fresco is a fresh, crumbly white cheese that has been made for generations by Latin-American families. Traditionally, queso fresco is prepared with fresh dairy milk that has not been pasteurized (heat treated). ...