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Author: David Granatstein

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Non-antibiotic Fire Blight Control

2014 is the last season in which organic growers can use antibiotics to control fire blight in apple and pear production.  Now is the time…

How ‘bout them apples!

Washington State apples are known worldwide.  The 2012 crop set a record at 120 million boxes (40-lb) and sales were brisk at good prices due…

Expanding organic on the landscape: does farm size matter?

In the 1970s, I was part of the “back to the land” movement and very interested in organic farming as the solution to sustainability problems…

A wrong decision for the right reason?

A couple of weeks ago Dr. Jeff Ullman, formerly of WSU, gave a provocative seminar on the fate of various constituents of pharmaceuticals and personal…

Treating Tree Fever

Organic tree fruit growers face a dilemma. The disease fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, can infect apple and pear trees primarily through…

The importance of planetary “skin care” for our soils

Soil is often called the “living skin” of planet Earth; an essential but fragile part of the biosphere.  Attention to soil health (or soil quality)…

Making “black and white” out of a “shades of gray” world

I had the opportunity to attend the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting for a day last week.  The day was devoted to the Crops…

Another take on achieving sustainability

As several CSANR faculty members have agreed to do, including Andy McGuire, I am responding to the question posed by Center Director Chad Kruger on…

Its WOW time again.

Every year in early September we celebrate Washington Organic Week (WOW).  Consumers have been enjoying the season’s organic harvest for several months, but things really…

The Fruits of our Research

There is no better time to find fresh Washington fruit than this time of year, be it cherries, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, strawberries, pears, apples, plums……
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