ABSTRACT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Raising pastured poultry is a simple way to integrate livestock into small farms. A summary of experiences at WSU Puyallup with small-scale pastured poultry production on organically certified land from 2005-2007 is presented. The goal was to integrate pastured broilers into a vegetable-pasture rotation in an organic farming systems experiment.
Using Local Sources of Organic Nutrients
Use of organic materials from livestock farms and recycled urban waste streams can help improve soil productivity and reduce nutrient imbalances, and can contribute to the sustainability of local agriculture. Site includes link to an organic fertilizer calculator.
Organic Alfalfa Management Guide
This new extension bulletin is an excellent resource for growers interested in producing organic alfalfa, both irrigated and dryland. Alfalfa provides an excellent transitional crop for those interested in organic production of other crops as well. This guide includes a great deal of information on managing weeds, pests and diseases, and includes a small section on economics.
Research Brief: Market and Opportunities for Organic Feed Production in Eastern Washington - April 2007
Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter
Designing an Integrated Livestock-Grain Rotation for the Palouse Region of Washington and Idaho
A SARE funded project at WSU Looking at integrating livestock into the grain-based cropping system to diversify the rotation, fix nitrogen, and provide alternative income streams.
Organic Livestock: Principles, Practices, and Prospects
Videostream of October 29, 2004 WSU Satellite broadcast.
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Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library.
National Organic Program
includes policies and updates, the new organic seal and its use, lists of organic certifiers, N.O.S.B. (National Organic Standards Board) members and updates, and resource links.