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Turning Urban Wood Waste into Biochar

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

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…

Cryptic Species, Agriculture, and Confirmation Bias

Imagine this. You are an avid fisherman in south-eastern Australia. You relish getting away to the many lakes in the nearby mountains. Each lake is…

2017 In Review

2017 was an incredibly busy and productive year for us at CSANR, and I’m pleased to be able to share some of what we accomplished…

Regenerative Agriculture: Solid Principles, Extraordinary Claims

What is regenerative agriculture? Why is it different from sustainable agriculture? And how do I reconcile what practitioners of this system are claiming with the…

New Ideas for Improving the Resilience of Semi-Arid Systems

Karen Hills and CSANR Associate Director, Georgine Yorgey co-wrote this post. Across the dryland areas of the inland Pacific Northwest, soil erosion and the use…

Green Manures, The Other GM crops

Green manures have a lot in common with the other kind of GM crops (GMOs), though there are also some differences. Both green manures and…

Crop residue–Help or hindrance?

The production of crop residue varies dramatically across the Inland Pacific Northwest, with estimated residue production for winter wheat ranging from roughly 0.9 ton/acre in…

Less for grain, but YES for produce – My trip to Tilth

This year CSANR sponsored registration for several WSU students to attend the Tilth Conference. We have posted reflections written by the students over the past several…

Organic Waste

This year CSANR sponsored registration for several WSU students to attend the Tilth Conference.  We will post reflections written by the students over the next several weeks. Please…
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