Project Grants

ID Title Principal Investigator(s)
181 Impact of manure-derived fertilizers on bacterial community and antibiotic resistance genes in Washington red raspberry fields Zhu, M.
180 Can lignin degrading organisms reduce Verticillium wilt in pumpkin cropping systems? Tymon, L
179 Impact of Biochar, Black Liquor, and Fly Ash Application to Soil on Productivity of Wheat in Eastern Washington Murray, T.
178 Tallgrass Prairie in Central Washington: Establishing Warm-Season Perennial Grasses on Irrigated Pasture Hudson, T.
177 Quantifying the Weed Seedbank Using Quantitative PCR and Soil Community Analysis Sullivan, T.
176 Strategic Development of the Organic Agriculture Systems Major at WSU Everett Ewing, B.
171 Evaluating the Impacts of Border Vegetation Patterns on Multifunctional Biodiversity and Crop Production in Washington Blueberry Wasko-DeVetter, L.
172 Sustainable Crop-Livestock Integration for System Health in the Dryland Inland Pacific Northwest Tao, H.
173 Breaking bindweed: Can plant growth regulators disrupt apical dominance, deplete a persistent bud bank, and improve the control of perennial weed species in specialty crops? Sosnoskie, L.
169 Capturing drought-avoidance genotypes using peroxisome proliferation readout Smertenko, A.
168 Examining microbial mediation of disease resistance, pollinator attraction, and crop yield in apple crops Crowder, D.
167 Biodegradable peptides as triggers of plant defense against pathogens and pests Tanaka, K.
166 Increasing legume nodulation for improved symbiotic nitrogen fixation Kahn, M.
165 From Ground to Glass: Evaluation of unique barley varieties for western Washington craft malting, brewing and distilling Bramwell, S.
163 Building soil quality, enhancing soil microbial function, and alleviating chlorosis in Concord grapes with inter-row cover crops Sullivan, T.
162 Rapid sensing of dairy manure nutrients for precision applications in agricultural production Ndegwa, P.
161 Impact of fungal root endophytes on Verticillium wilt using cucurbits as model hosts Inglis, D.
160 Integrating manure-based amendments with pest control: Potential of predatory flies (Scathophagidae) as a secondary benefit of manure amendments, for early season control of spotted wing drosophila in red raspberry Gerdeman, B.
159 Strip tillage and cover cropping for enhanced water use efficiency in western Washington organic vegetable farms Collins, D.
158 Rapid Evaluation of Winter Wheat Residue Decomposition Potential Carter, A.
157 Precision application of organic amendments for improved soil quality in replant orchards Brown, D.
150 Determining the Effect of Biodegradable and Living Mulches on Annual Weeds and and Growth of Newly-planted Blueberry Miller, T.
149 Spatial and temporal dynamics of attracting green lacewings to synthetic lures in apple orchards for pest suppression Jones, V.
148 Breeding colored wheat and barley for nutrition and novelty for low-input integrated farms Jones, S.
147 Improving anaerobically digested dairy manure solids by economical post treatment to create value-added and sustainable greenhouse potting mix fiber products Hummel, R.
146 Soil health and pasture productivity under mob grazing and fertility management Hudson, T.
145 Bi-Functional Crops: Fall-sown cool season grain legumes provide cover crop attributes Guy, S.
144 Understanding the molecular basis of plant response to organic versus conventional fertilizer using a metatranscriptomic approach Dhingra, A.
143 The Search for Acid-tolerant Rhizobia to Improve Pulse Production Carpenter-Boggs, L.
139 A biologically intensive approach to induce the natural immunity of potatoes against the pathogens inciting Late Blight and Verticillium wilt Hadwiger, L.
138 Monitoring Uptake of Legume N by Apple Trees Using Nitrogen Isotope Discrimination Granatstein, D.
137 Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Root Diseases of Onion Crops du Toit, L.
136 Searching for Organic Antimicrobials Zhu, M.
135 Biodiversity and the Natural Suppression of Human Pathogens Snyder, W.
134 Introducing Organic Quinoa Production Systems in the Palouse Reganold, J.
133 Beyond beef and barley soup: Development of nutritionally dense, hulless food barley varieties for organic farmers Murphy, K.
132 Economic Costs and Benefits of Soil Improvement Practices McGuire, A.
131 Exploring Root Architecture as a Defense against Soil-Borne Pathogens Hulbert, S.
127 Agroecological Assessment of Farming in the Rural-Urban Interface: Building Resiliency in Regional Food Systems Ostrom, M.
126 Role of flavins in the resistance of Sinorhizobium meliloti – alfalfa association to Aphanomyces root rot Yurgel, S.
125 Sequencing the genomes of two critically-important biological control agents, the insect-killing nematodes Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Snyder, W.
124 Sustainable Sanitation Technique for Postharvest Quality and Safety of Organic Fruits Sablani, S.
123 Production Cost Estimation of Establishing a Cider Apple Orchard in Washington State Miles, C.
122 Vineyard evaluation of five beneficial insect-attracting native plant ground covers as a strategy to improve and sustain IPM in wine grapes James, D.
121 Using the BioIntensive Technique of Intercropping Teff (Eragrostis tef) into Timothy to Improve the Economic Sustainability of Timothy Norberg, S.
120 Interrow cultivation and intercropping for organic transition in dryland crop production systems Burke, I.
118 Understanding the molecular basis of phytonutrient composition differences in organic tomatoes via quantitative transcriptome analysis Dhingra, A.
117 Development of Washington Organic Producer-Level Database on Crop Yields, Sales Value, and Price Brady, M.
112 Developing adapted varieties and optimal management practices for quinoa in diverse environments across Washington State Murphy, K.
104 Effects of Nematode Genetic Diversity on Management of Potato Pests Snyder, W.
103 Development of winter pea lines for intercropping purposes Hulbert, S.
102 Developing research information to evaluate camelina and canola in a livestock feeding system Llewellyn, D.
101 The potential for data-based irrigation management adoption to improve the sustainability of water and nitrogen resources Brady, M.
100 Harnessing microcins for control of scours in neonatal calves Call, D.
099 Lentil Selection to Reduce Dietary Intake of Arsenic Carpenter-Boggs, L.
Roje, S.
098 The effect of tillage on oxidation of soil organic carbon in organically-managed soil Higgins, S.
Stockle, C.
097 Choosing and managing cover crops to improve weed management in reduced tillage organic vegetable production Cogger, C.
096 Evaluating Apple Varieties for Hard Cider Production Miles, C.
095 Sustainable Sanitation Technique for Postharvest Quality and Safety of Organic Fruits Sablani, S.
094 Evaluating yields and profitability of small-scale organic and biointensive vegetable production in Washington Young, D.
093 Intercropping, Precision Weed Management, and Pea Breeding for Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems Fuerst, P.
089 Health Benefits of Conventional, Organic and No-till Whole Wheat Baik, B.-K.
Fuerst, P.
088 Phytonutrients and Genomics of Organic Tomatoes: Soil Fertility and/or Plant Defense Andrews, P.
Dhingra, A.
083 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Plant Growth and Productivity Poovaiah, J.
082 Biennial Canola for Forage and Ecosystem Improvement in Dryland Cropping Systems Kincaid, R.
081 Local and landscape-scale conservation of beneficial predators in Columbia Basin Potato Crops Snyder, W.
080 Evaluation and development of buckwheat and quinoa as alternative small grains for Washington State organic farmers and consumers Jaeckel, B.
Murphy, K.
079 Effects of High Tunnels and Biodegradable Mulch Use on Fruit Quality and Yield in High-value Crops Miles, C.
078 Alternative Forage and Fodder Crops for Livestock Production Benedict, C.
Corbin, A.
077 Development of Economic and Environmental Life Cycle Analysis Tool for the Assessment of Nitrogen Fertilizers in Apple-Tree Fruit Industry Stockle, C.
Zaher, U.
076 Vegetable grafting for Verticillium dahliae resistance Miles, C.
087 Forecasting Late Blight for Northwestern Washington Organic Potato Production Inglis, D.
060 Antibiotics in Animal Manure: A Challenge to Organic Cropping Systems Ullman, J.
059 Identification of Root Disease-Causing Organisms and Their Management in Washington Raspberries Walters, T.
058 Soil Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Systems Incorporating Biologically Based Techniques Stockle, C.
057 Regional Food Distribution System Enhancement Project Saez, H.
056 Nutritional Quality of Organic Fruits: Influence of Processing on Phenolic Compounds, Ascorbic Acid Sablani, S.
055 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Wheat Grown in Washington State Ostrom, M.
054 Evaluating Soils Receiving Multiple Green Manures for Suppression of Verticillium dahliae McGuire, A.
053 Wheat Quality in Organic and Conventional Dryland Cropping Systems Fuerst, P.
052 Evaluation of Wheat Varieties for Mutualism with Endomycorrhizal Fungi to Improve Phosphorus Uptake Campbell, K.
051 Conservation Biology of Syrphids, Predators of Woolly Aphid in Central Washington. Beers, E.
031 Cover Crops for Organic Weed Control Cogger, C.
041 Organic Potato Late Blight Prediction Tool Inglis, D.
024 Economics of BIOAg Painter, K.
023 Production and quality of winter grown organic vegetables in Washington Koenig, R.
Miles, C.
022 Carbon Sequestration under Irrigated Switchgrass Production Fransen, S.
021 Strategies to Achieve Ecological and Economic Goals in the Transition Phase of Eastern Washington Organic Dryland Grain Production Fuerst, P.
Koenig, R.
020 Nutrient Quality and Disease Prevention Benefits of Organic versus Conventional Tomatoes and their Products Andrews, P.
Davies, N.
019 Legume Data Mining Pan, B.
018 Winter Canola as a Rotation Crop in the Low and Intermediate Rainfall Regions of the Inland Pacific Northwest. Schillinger, B.
017 Production of DHA Rich Algae biomass as Cattle Feed Supplement to Enhance Milk Quality Chen, S.
010 Post-Plant Management of Nemotodes in Apple Orchards Riga, E.
009 Alternatives to Plastic Mulch for Organic Vegetable Production Miles, C.
008 Evaluating and developing varieties for organic systems Jones, S.