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Turning Urban Wood Waste into Biochar

Posted by Karen Hills | June 11, 2018
Biochar as a soil amendment has been the subject of much attention in recent years because of its ability to sequester carbon and to improve…

New publication tackles approaches to nutrient recovery from dairy manure

Posted by Georgine Yorgey | June 7, 2018
Building on our long-term efforts relating to dairy nutrient management, we now have a new publication that summarizes the various approaches being explored for nutrient…

The New Urban Indoor Industrial Agriculture… but Why?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | November 16, 2016
There is a new style of urban agriculture appearing around the world. The efforts differ in details, but they all use buildings or structures not…

Explore Anaerobic Digestion investment options before investing a cent! A Quick Introduction to the AD System Enterprise Budget Calculator

Posted by Gregory Astill | March 10, 2016
Gregory Astill, PhD Economics, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The views expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the…

Green Energy in a Blue Context: Taking Water into Account

Posted by Jaimi Lambert | January 14, 2016
This year CSANR sponsored registration for several WSU students to attend Tilth Producers of WA annual conference.  We will be posting reflections written by the…

Anaerobic digestion can be an excellent tool to convert waste into renewable energy; so why isn’t everyone using it?

Posted by Shannon Mitchell | December 2, 2015
Anaerobic digestion For those of you less familiar with the terminology anaerobic digestion, let me first introduce this process. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is one option…

Dairy Waste Biorefineries: An Innovative Way to Further Reduce Greenhouse Gases on Dairies in Washington State

Posted by Nicholas Kennedy | September 3, 2014
Washington State, 10th in milk production nationally, is also at the top of the list for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced from dairy cattle. According…

Have we drastically underestimated the productive capacity of plants?

Posted by Chad Kruger | August 28, 2014
A new paper published in Environmental Science & Technology (DeLucia et al., 2014) suggests that scientists have drastically underestimated the earth’s theoretical potential to produce…

The Reactive Nitrogen “Wicked Problem”– critical nutrient, disastrous pollutant

Posted by Craig Frear | August 11, 2014
Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Director of the Purdue University Climate Change Research Center, Dr. Otto Doering, recently gave a keynote speech where he highlighted…

Closing the Nutrient Loop

Posted by Georgine Yorgey | July 2, 2014
There are a number of sustainability issues getting a fair amount of attention these days: climate change, regional and local food systems, and soil health,…
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