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  • Botrytis bunch rot in commercial Washington grape production : biology and disease management 

    Moyer, Michelle, 1982-; Oliver, Charlotte; Grove, Gary G. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-11)
    Botrytis bunch rot (BBR) of grapes is caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. BBR symptoms are typified by a fuzzy, gray fungal growth on ripening and mature grape berries. Infections often first appear as a single berry ...
  • WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm operation, production, and economic performance for 2020 

    Esser, Aaron D.; Appel, Derek, 1975- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-10)
    The WSU Wilke Research and Extension Farm is a 320-acre facility located on the eastern edge of Davenport, WA, and is split (north and south) by State Highway 2. Washington State University maintains and operates this ...
  • 2019 cost estimates of establishing, producing, and packing Fuji apples in Washington 

    Gallardo, R. Karina, 1975-; Pedroso-Galinato, Suzette (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-10)
    The results presented in this WSU publication serve as a general guide for evaluating the feasibility of producing Fuji apples in Washington as of 2019. This publication is not intended to be a definitive guide to production ...
  • Current good manufacturing practices : an overview 

    Pietrysiak, Ewa, 1988-; Ganjyal, Girish M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-10)
    Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) are the foundation of any food safety system. The CGMPs outline the minimum requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in production and packing of food to ...
  • Food safety hazards : an overview 

    Pietrysiak, Ewa, 1988-; Ganjyal, Girish M. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-10)
    Each year, approximately 48 million US citizens become sick, and around 3,000 die from eating contaminated food products. Preventing food contamination begins with production, and food producers are primarily responsible ...
  • Protecting water resources : planting and caring for home wetlands and other riparian areas 

    Chalker-Scott, Linda (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-10)
    Some homeowners are lucky enough to have streams, ponds, or other bodies of water on their property. The transitional area between water and land requires careful management to protect the health of both ecosystems. This ...
  • Guardado de frutas en conserva 

    Powers-Hammond, Lizann; Hillers, Val (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-09)
    El guardado en conserva hecho en casa puede ser una forma segura y económica de preservar las frutas en casa, pero debe hacerse con cuidado. Incluso los alimentos frescos y bien lavados albergan microorganismos, incluidas ...
  • "Meating" the grade : raising market-ready youth lamb projects 

    Heitstuman, Mark D., 1964- (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-09)
    Market lambs are popular 4-H and FFA projects for many youth. While youth learn to select, feed, manage, show and sell their market animals, they also develop many important life skills. They learn how to set goals, solve ...
  • Financial analysis principles and applications for private forest lands 

    Zobrist, Kevin (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-08)
    There are many reasons for owning forestland. Some are financial, such as generating income from timber harvest or a real estate sale after long-term investment. Others are not financial, such as aesthetics, recreation, ...
  • Integrated management of downy brome in winter wheat 

    Lyon, Drew J.; Hulting, Andrew Gerald; Barroso, Judit; Campbell, Joan M. (Weed scientist) (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-08)
    Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.), also known as cheatgrass, is especially troublesome in low precipitation production areas where crop rotations are mostly limited to winter wheat followed by a year of summer fallow. The ...
  • The Asian giant hornet : what the public and beekeepers need to know 

    Cobey, Susan; Lawrence, Timothy; Jensen, Michael (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-08)
    The Asian giant hornet (AGH) or Japanese giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, recently found in British Columbia, Canada, and in Washington State, poses a significant threat to European honey bee (EHB), Apis mellifera, colonies ...
  • Management of traveler gun irrigation systems in the Pacific Northwest 

    Mohamed, Abdelmoneim Z.; Peters, R. Troy, 1972-; McMoran, Donald W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-08)
    The traveling or reel big gun irrigation system is one of the most popular forms of irrigation in northwestern Washington. According to WSDA Crop Data for 2019, the total acreage irrigated by big guns was 38,760 acres, 29% ...
  • Utilizing buckwheat and sudangrass cover crops as feedstock in aerated, static compost piles 

    Bramwell, Stephen, 1978-; Collins, Doug, 1973-; Bary, Andy I. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-07)
    Production of cover crops as feedstock for composting has a variety of benefits and applications. While ample information is available on a variety of compost production and use topics, little research is available on ...
  • Starting a community gleaning program 

    Rome, Clea; Ryser, Laura; Brailey, Karlena; Truett, Sharah; Smith, Stephanie A. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-07)
    Gleaning is the act of collecting excess fresh fruits and vegetables from farms, gardens, and orchards. Gleaning is an ancient practice dating back centuries, with mentions in several religious texts. Many communities ...
  • Integrated management of feral rye in winter wheat 

    Lyon, Drew J.; Hulting, Andrew Gerald; Barroso, Judit; Campbell, Joan M. (Weed scientist) (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-06)
    Feral rye (Secale cereale L.), also known as volunteer or cereal rye, is a troublesome weed in winter wheat production systems in the low and intermediate rainfall zones of eastern Washington and Oregon and southern Idaho. ...
  • Online local food markets : choosing the right software 

    Ryser, Laura; Rome, Clea (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2020-06)
    Online local food markets have proven effective by increasing access for customers and supporting farm and specialty food businesses. Starting an online market is a complex endeavor that requires time, planning, and many ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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