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Stabilizing the OFoot Decision Support Tool for Interdisciplinary Research

The CSANR supported online carbon calculator, OFoot, provides a user-friendly interface suitable for not just researchers, but also producers and students, to estimate whole farm…

Participatory On-Farm Agroecological Education: Assessing the Effectiveness of a 14 year Farmer-University Partnership

Recent decades have seen a growing recognition that diversified, small, organic and sustainable farms have been underserved by standard public agricultural research and extension paradigms…

Methods for Practical Field Selection of Honey Bee Colonies, and the Rearing of Queens and Drones

There is increasing interest in honey bee stock improvement in response to the continuing high annual loss of colonies and the desire to minimize in…

Combined Soils and High Residue Farming Workshop and Summary Publication

An increasing number of Columbia Basin farmers and crop consultants are interested in building soil quality and high residue farming in irrigated cropping systems (2015…

Creation of a Web-Based Training Course to Promote Biological Control

This project aims to stabilize and enhance conservation biological control of pests in tree fruit orchards. The adoption of organophosphate-alternative pesticides has destabilized the biological…

WSU Plasticulture website development

The term “plasticulture” refers to the use of plastic for the benefit of agricultural production. In practice, plasticulture may be used to describe agricultural systems…

Garden-based STEM nutrition and biology K-12 curriculum to increase pulse consumption

Despite being rich in protein, fiber, and phytonutrients, pulse crops remain an underutilized food in typical American diets. To help promote pulse consumption, we developed…

Soil Quality Network 2014

WSU Mount Vernon and Skagit County Extension are hosting Soil Quality Network 2014, third in a series of annual soil quality workshops. This event will…

Cascadia Grains Conference and Growing Grains Extension Publication

Small grains – wheat, barley, oats, and rye – have been in cultivation in Western Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia since the fur-trade era of…

International Quinoa Research Symposium

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a nutritious and broadly adapted grain crop in high demand in the US. However, very little information is available to farmers…
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