Organic Agriculture Publications

206 Publications

Organic Farming Systems

In 2003 an organic vegetable production systems experiment was established on organically certified research land at WSU Puyallup. The experiment compares 12 organic management systems, including three cover cropping systems, 2 tillage treatments, and 2 amendment types, arranged in a split-split plot design.

Understory Management in Organic Orchards

Trials examined weed control, soil quality, tree nutrition, and water use. Also monitored for voles, and testing potential for mulch to host nematodes for control of codling moth larvae. David Granatstein, WSU CSANR, Wenatchee.

Effects of air and freeze drying on phytochemical content of conventional and organic berries

Sablani, S. S., Andrews, P. K., Davies, N. M., Walters, T., Saez, H., Bastarrachea, L. 2011. Drying Technology 29: 205-216

Effect of thermal treatments on phytochemicals in conventionally and organically grown berries

Sablani, S. S., Andrews, P. K., Davies, N. M., Walters, T., Saez, H., Syamaladevi, R. M., and Mohekar, P. R. 2010. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 90: 769-778

Profile of organic crops in Washington State – 2008

February 2009. A comprehensive report (PDF) on organic crop production in the state, including acreage totals by crop and county, farmgate sales by county, and results from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

Certified Organic Production: The experiences and perspectives of Washington Farmers

July 2008. A report on a 2007 statewide survery of organic producers done by Dr. Jessica Goldberger, WSU Community and Rural Sociology. CRS Information Series No. 1-08, Pullman, WA.

2004 map Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county

Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county.

Idaho organic acres

by crop and livestock, for both 2004 and 2005. Data from some certifiers is missing for both years.

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.

Organic Fertigation Products – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Tree Fruit trends report

March 2007. A comprehensive report (PDF) on acreage trends and prices for Washington organic apples, pears, and cherries, as well as some national and global data.

Organic Agriculture in Washington State

June 2009. Graphical presentation of 2008 data for the organic sector in the state. Powerpoint presentation.

Organic Feed for Washington State

March 2007. A powerpoint presentation ((PDF) from recent workshops on the shortage of organic feed in the state and region.

Washington Organic Tree Fruit acres, 2004.

Apples, pears, soft fruit. Variety detail. Multi-year trends.

Washington State organic profile – 2006

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres and farms by county, farmgate sales by county, crop breakdown, livestock and organic tree fruit trends. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

Washington State organic profle – 2004.

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres and farms by county, farmgate sales by county, crop breakdown, and organic tree fruit trends. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

Profile of Organic Crops and Livestock in Washington State – 2006

A comprehensive report (PDF) with all the available statistics for organic production in the state.

Washington organic agriculture, by county – 2005

Organic farms and acreage, handlers, processors, farmgate sales.

Washington Organic Tree Fruit acres, 2005.

Apples, pears, soft fruit. Variety detail. Average prices. Multi-year trends.

Washington State Organic Acres, by crop – 2004

(a PDF document)

Organic Tree Fruit Trends – 2007

January 2008. A summary of organic tree fruit focusing on apple, pear, and cherry. Covers Washington State, some national trends, and international data from various countries.

Profile of organic crops in Washington State – 2007

June 2008. A comprehensive report (PDF) on organic crop production in the state, including acreage totals by crop and county, and farmgate sales by county.

Washington State organic profile – 2005

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres and farms by county, farmgate sales by county, crop breakdown, livestock and organic tree fruit trends. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

Status of Organic Tree Fruit in Washington State – 2008

December 2008. A report on organic tree fruit area, prices, and trends for 2008, with data from previous years.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends

February 2007. A powerpoint presentation (as PDF) on the most recent trends in organic tree fruit acreage and prices, with an emphasis on Washington State.

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