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Closing the Gap: Organic Wheat Variety Release in Eastern Washington

The objective of this research is to evaluate advanced wheat breeding lines in organic systems for potential variety release to farmers in the Palouse region…

Quantifying biological control of pear psylla in a cover crop system

SUMMARY Effects of an alfalfa cover crop on biological control of pear psylla and tree nutrition was assessed. The bullet points below summarize findings. Experimental…

Integrating low-disturbance organic grain and livestock production

This research addresses primary constraints on organic dryland grain production in Eastern Washington by developing conservation tillage practices for organic systems, N supply data for…

Evaluating and Developing Varieties for Organic Systems in Western Washington

The objective of this proposed research was to determine the relationship between agroecological factors (including climatic conditions, soil characteristics and wheat variety) and value-added traits…

Weed management in establishing an organic wine grape vineyard

Weed management in new wine grape vineyards was identified as the primary constraint to organic production in the region. This project investigates weed management options…

Assessing effects of an alfalfa cover crop on biological control and tree nutrition in organic pear orchards

Organic pear growers must balance the conflicting pressures between nitrogen levels and densities of pear psylla, a nitrogen-loving pest of pears. We are assessing in…

Growing nitrogen in the organic orchard

Two on-farm trials were established in 2008 to test different approaches to growing nitrogen within an orchard. The trial at Warren Morgan Orchard (WMO) compared…

Evaluation of seed treatments for organic vegetable production in the Pacific Northwest

This study addresses management of damping-off in organic vegetables in central Washington, using pea as an early season, model crop. The disease is being examined…

Market Price Analysis for Washington Organic Apples and Pears

Evaluation of seed and drench treatments for organic production

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