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  • Report: A brief look at the Washington apple industry: past and present 

    Schotzko, R.T.; Granatstein, David (2004)
    This paper summarizes the history of the apple industry in Washington state from the 19th century to the early 21st with consideration of findings by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • Report: An assessment of organic farming research, teaching, and extension at Washington State University 

    Miles, C.; Granatstein, David; Koskinen, T. (2002)
    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 ...
  • Report: Antibiotic residues on plant tissues 

    Stockwell, V.; Granatstein, David; Grieshop, M. (2013)
    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 ...
  • Report: Certified Organic Acreage and Sales in Washington State, 2012 

    Kirby, Elizabeth M.; Granatstein, David (2013)
    The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use in farm and business ...
  • Report: Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2006-2014 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth M. (2015)
    Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use ...
  • Report: Current trends in organic tree fruit production 

    Kirby, Elizabeth M.; Granatstein, David (2002)
    Organic fruit production is the largest segment of organic farming in Washington State by acreage and farm-gate value. With depressed prices for conventional apples and pears, many growers have considered organic production ...
  • Report: Lack of evidence for direct linkage of plant agriculture use of oxytetracycline to antibiotic resistance in human pathogens 

    Stockwell, V.; Granatstein, David (2013)
    There are numerous reports that the use of antibiotics in animal production is associated with increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals, waste-water, and manure (for some examples see references 11, 31,33). A ...
  • Report: Oxytetracycline Residue Study 

    Granatstein, David (2013)
    Oxytetracycline is a commonly used pesticide in Washington State and other regions to control the disease fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) on commercial apples and pears. It has been allowed for use in organic orchards as ...
  • Report: Soil quality investment priorities 

    Bartlett, D.; Carpenter-Boggs, L.; Collins, D.; duToit, L.; Granatstein, David; McGuire, A. (2014-11)
    The continued capacity of soil to be productive is essential to meeting the world’s needs for food and fiber. Producers in Washington State are keenly interested in managing their soils effectively. Specific industry needs ...
  • Report: Use of biochar from the pyrolysis of waste organic material as a soil amendment 

    Granatstein, David; Kruger, C.; Collins, H.; Garcia-Perez, M.; Yoder, J. (2009)
    Biochar is a charcoal-like material produced by the thermochemical pyrolysis of biomass materials. It is being considered as a potentially significant means of storing carbon for long periods to mitigate greenhouse gases. ...
  • Status of organic tree fruit in Washington state 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2012)
    The data presented in this report are intended to provide a reference for those trying to understand the historical trends for organic tree fruit production in the state of Washington. The discussion focuses exclusively ...
  • The need for a soil quality index: local and regional perspectives 

    Granatstein, David; Bezdicek, D. F. (American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 1992)
    Our knowledge of soil is based primarily on quantitative analysis of isolated physical, chemical, and biological properties. However, the interaction of these quantitative aspects determines soil quality. Integrative tools ...
  • Trends and economics of Washington state organic blueberry production 

    Brady, Michael; Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-04)
    Washington State is the leading producer of organic blueberries in the U.S. In this publication, prospective and current growers will find recent data on acreage, production, and value to help them assess entry into, or ...
  • Trends and economics of Washington state organic vegetable production 

    Granatstein, David; Kirby, Elizabeth; Brady, Michael (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-09)
    Washington State is a leading producer of organic vegetables in the U.S. -- specifically for sweet corn, green peas, snap beans, potatoes, onions, and carrots. In this publication, prospective and current growers will find ...
  • Trends in organic tree fruit production in Washington State, 1988-1998 

    Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2000-12)
  • Trends in Washington state organic agriculture 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2009)
    This summary presents highlights from the 2008 "Profile of Organic Crops in Washington State" which provides an estimate of certified organic crop acre - age. The full report, compiled by the Washington State University ...
  • Trends in Washington state organic agriculture 2004-2011 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-02)
    Organic agriculture expanded rapidly in Washington state from 2004-2009 due to growing consumer demand. The recession years slowed growth nationally and this was reflected in a decline in acreage in the state. While overall ...
  • Trends in Washington state organic berry production, acreage, and crop value 

    Kirby, Elizabeth; Brady, Michael; Granatstein, David (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-12)
    Washington State is a national leader in organic berry production. This fact sheet summarizes recent acreage, production, and value of certified organic raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries in Washington, and provides ...
  • Working paper: The economic value of biochar in crop production and carbon sequestration 

    Galinato, S.; Yoder, J.; Granatstein, David (2010)
    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 ...