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Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture: Where Does Organic Farming Fit?

Agriculture can be both a source and a sink for greenhouse gases. In this webinar, the presenters discuss these roles of agriculture, how management affects them, and ways in which organic farming systems in particular may influence greenhouse gases.

Influence of orchard floor management and compost application timing on N partitioning in organically managed apple trees

TerAvest, D., J.L. Smith, L. Carpenter-Boggs, L. Hoagland, D. Granatstein, and J.P. Reganold. 2010. HortScience. 45:637-642.

Sustainability trade-offs in organic orchard floor management

Granatstein, D., Wiman, M., Kirby, E., Mullinix, K. 2010. Acta Hort. 873:115-122.

Current world status of organic temperate fruits

Granatstein, D., Kirby, E., Willer, H. 2010. Acta Hort. 873:19-36.

Organic horticulture expands globally

Granatstein, D., Kirby, E., Willer, H. 2010. Chronica Hort. December 2010. 50(4):31-38.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends 2010

PowerPoint presentation.

First National Survey of Organic Agriculture Production Released – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Has the Organic Bubble Burst? Current Trends in Organic Tree Fruit Production

Forthcoming article in Washington State Horticulture Association 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings. Presented on Dec. 8, 2010, Yakima, WA, USA. Granatstein, D. & E. Kirby.

Carbon sequestration under irrigated switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) production

Collins, H.P., Smith, J.L., Fransen, S.C., Alva, A., Kruger, C.E., & Granatstein, D.M. (2010). Soil Science Society of America Journal. 74(6), 2049-2058.

Application of AD Dairy Manure Effluent to Fields and Associated Impacts

Chapter 10 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.

Climate Friendly Farming Final Report: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest

The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources established the Climate Friendly Farming Project in 2003 with an initial grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. This report represents the culmination of research and assessment of the potential for improved management and technology deployment to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Organic Statistics for 2009

Tables of organic cropland acres, county distribution, livestock, and farm gate sales.

Biochar and Pyrolysis: Renewable Soil Carbon and Energy – December 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Waste to Resources Research and Pilot Project Report: Use of Biochar from the Pyrolysis of Waste Organic Material as a Soil Amendment

David Granatstein, Chad Kruger, Hal Collins, Manuel Garcia-Perez, and Jonathan Yoder, September 2009. Biochars from different feedstocks were tested on five soils. Biochars on all soil types increased soil C. Biochar C was stable in soil with mean residence times estimated in the hundreds of years. Soil nitrate levels were reduced with increasing biochar rate perhaps due to ammonium adsorption. Biochar did not accelerate loss of indigenous organic matter through the ‘priming effect.′ Biochars raised soil pH, but did not lead to consistent plant growth improvements.

Research knowledge and needs for orchard floor management in organic tree fruit systems

Granatstein, D. and E. Sanchez. 2009. Intl. J. Fruit Science 9:257-281.

Cover Crops Influence Meadow Vole Presence in Organic Orchards

M. R. Wiman, Kirby, E. M., Granatstein, D. M., Sullivan, T. P. HortTechnology July–September 2009 19(3).

Trends in Washington State Organic Agriculture

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS001E. 2009. This fact sheet summarizes 2008 certification data gathered for organic agriculture in Washington, including acreages and sales for forage, vegetables, and tree fruit. Color graphs illustrate a general growth in numbers since 2004.

Organic Farming Sector Grows in Washington State – May 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Advanced small-scale anaerobic digester design tailored for household user living in cold climate

WSU Invention Disclosure.

Orchard floor management effects on nitrogen fertility and soil biological activity in newly established organic apple orchard.

L. Hoagland, L. Carpenter-Boggs, D. Granatstein, M. Mazzola, J. Smith, F. Peryea, and J. Reganold. 2008. Biology and Fertility of Soils online.

Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from an Irrigated AgroEcosystem – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Comparing tillage and mulching for organic orchard performance

Wiman, M., Kirby, E., Granatstein, D., Mullinix, K. 2008. Poster presented at 2008 BIOAg Research Symposium.

Mulching options for Northwest organic and conventional orchards

Granatstein, D. and K. Mullinix. 2008. HortScience 43(1):45-50.

Current Status of Global Organic Temperate Fruit

Presentation given at the International Organic Fruit Conference in Vignola, Italy, June 19-17, 2008. Co-sponsored by ISHS and IFOAM. The presentation covers consumer market trends, fruit production trends, and economics. The conference included over 40 presentations on plant protection, plant nutrition and soils, post harvest, and economics. These will be published in Acta Horticulturae in the next year.

Organic Crop Production Certification Fact Sheet

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