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Proceedings: Biointensive management of the orchard understory
The concept of “sustainable agriculture” has become widely accepted by growers, consumers, and policymakers as an important guide for the future direction of food production systems. While we cannot know today what will ...
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 ...
Working paper: The economic value of biochar in crop production and carbon sequestration
This paper estimates the economic value of biochar application on agricultural cropland for carbon sequestration and its soil amendment properties. In particular, we consider the carbon emissions avoided when biochar is ...
Presentation: Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State, 2014
The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) has been providing statistical profiles on the Washington State organic sector since 2000. Annual updates on all crops reported have been done since ...
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: Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit, Washington State 2012
The following set of slides presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data. Data come from various sources including certifiers [e.g., ...
Report: Antibiotic residues on plant tissues
Antibiotics have been used to control plant diseases for over 50 years (McManus et al., 2002). The quantity of antibiotics used for crop protection is small relative to livestock production and potential human exposure ...
Proceedings: Organic tree fruit production, promise, and pitfalls
Organic food sales in the U.S. and other countries continue to grow at an estimated 20 to 25% per year. This has occurred for the past 10 years and shows no sign of abating (Fig. 1). The Organic Trade Association estimates ...
Presentation: Soil health: Its role in today's orchard systems
This presentation considers the role of organic matter in soil health and orchard performance. It also describes measures of soil health.
Report: An assessment of organic farming research, teaching, and extension at Washington State University
There is growing interest in organic farming in the United States, and some organizations are summarizing land grant university work on the topic. To characterize organic research, teaching and extension activities at ...