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Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Eastern Washington Agriculture

Stockle, C.O., Nelson, R.L., Higgins, S., Brunner, J.F., Grove, G.G., Boydston, R.A., Whiting, M.D., & Kruger, C.E. (2010). Climatic Change 102 (1-2), 77-102.

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.

Bioenergy as an Agricultural GHG Mitigation Strategy in Washington State

Chapter 22 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/.

Lessons Learned About Anaerobic Digestion

Chapter 12 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/.

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.

Green from the Ground Up – The Innovators Lecture

Featured lectures by CSANR Director Chad Kruger and researcher Lynne Carpenter-Boggs. PowerPoint presentation and video of event are available.

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

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Eastern Washington Agriculture

Stockle, C.O., et. al. 2009. Chapter 5 in The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment: Evaluating Washington’s Future in a Changing Climate. A report from the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group.

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.

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

WSU Invention Disclosure.

Recommendations for the Development of Agricultural Sector Carbon Offsets in Washington State

Washington State Agricultural Sector Carbon Market Workgroup (ASCMW).

Trade-offs between bio-energy and soil carbon sequestration on the Palouse: Evaluating Sustainable Options.

Poster presented at 2008 BIOAg Symposium. Pullman, WA.

Climate Change Policy and Agriculture in Washington State – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Innovations in Anaerobic Digestion at WSU – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Dryland Cereal Crops With Precision Nitrogen Management Technology – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from an Irrigated AgroEcosystem – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Greenhouse Gas Balance for Composting Operations

Brown, S., Kruger, C.E., & Subler, S. (2008). J Environ Qual 37:1396-1410. The greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of composting a range of potential feedstocks was evaluated through a review of the existing literature with a focus on methane (CH4) avoidance by composting and GHG emissions during composting.

High Quality Fiber and Fertilizer as Co-Products from Anaerobic Digestion

Kruger, C.E., Chen, S., MacConnell, C.B., Harrison, J.H., Shumway, C.R., Zhang, T., Oakley, K., Bishop, C., Frear, C., Davidson, D., and Bowers, K. (2008). Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 63(1), 12A-13A.

Crop Residue Use: Evaluating Trade-offs

2007 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

Managing the farm for carbon

Palouse Conservation Farm Field Day.

Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Credits

2006 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

The Climate Friendly Farming Project: Dryland Agroecosystem Research

2006 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Pacific Northwest Cropping Systems

2006 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

Climate Friendly Farming Symposium and Field Day – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

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