Crop Protection Publications

68 Publications

Productivity, economics, and fruit and soil quality of weed management systems in commercial organic orchards in Washington State, USA

Granatstein, D., P. Andrews, and A. Groff. May 2014. Organic Agriculture. DOI 10.1007/s13165-014-0068-0

Using Biodegradable Plastics as Agricultural Mulches

Corbin, A., Cowan, J., Miles, C.A., Hayes, D., Dorgan, J., Inglis, D.A., January 2013. WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS103E.

Plastic & Biodegradable Mulch

WSU Mount Vernon website including presentations, publications and research reports from Dr. Carol Miles on plastic and biodegradable mulch for weed management.

Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. — the first sixteen years

Benbrook, Charles. Oct 1 2012  Environmental Sciences Europe 2012, 24:24 doi:10.1186/2190-4715-24-24.

WSU Integrated Pest Management

WSU Entomology IPM website. Links to information on statewide IPM activities in Washington including crops, turf, garden, school grounds, and riparian buffers.

Those Nasty Weeds – Why Not Control Naturally with Livestock

Managed grazing update provided by Extension Educator Steve Van Vleet. Sept 2011.

Mustard Types, Seed Sources & Acreage Estimates

Types of mustard for green manures, contacts for WA seed and estimates for mustard acreage by year.

Advances in Brassica seed meal formulation and application protocol for control of apple replant disease.

M. Mazzola poster, December 2010, Wash. St. Hort. Assoc. meeting. A summary of the most recent field results using brassica seed meal mixtures.

Spotted Wing Drosophila – Monitoring with Traps – June 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Controlling Leafy Spurge by Goat Grazing – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Mustard Varieties for Green Manuring

Choosing mustard varieties and on-farm research results on variety biomass measurements and glucosinolate concentrations and production.

Mustard Green Manures

On-farm research has been conducted since 1999 to determine the benefits of mustard green manures and to improve their effectiveness. They are being used in irrigated regions of Eastern Washington to improve soil quality, control wind erosion, and manage soilborne pests.

Apple Replant Disease – Alternatives to Fumigation

Dr. Mark Mazzola, USDA-ARS Tree Fruit Research Lab, Wenatchee, WA. Website highlighting several publications on Apple Replant Disease.

Silver Scurf Caused by Helminthosporium solani Can Be A Polycyclic Disease on Below Ground Potato Tubers – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Management of Damping-off in Organic Vegetable Crops in the Pacific Northwest – December 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Implementing Mustard Green Manure Crops on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation – August 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Potential of Marigolds to Control Insect Pests and Plant Parasitic Nematodes – August 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

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).

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.

Role of native soil biology in Brassicaceous seed meal-induced weed suppression.

L. Hoagland, L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.P. Reganold, M. Mazzola. 2008. Soil Biology Biochemistry 40:1689-1697.

Characterization of compost tea microbial communities, and their effects on seed borne Xanthomonas campestris pv campestris

Crosby, C. 2008. M.S. Thesis. Hard copy available through WSU library system.

Comparing tillage and mulching for organic orchard performance

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

Soil Amendment with Limestone for Management of Fusarium Wilt in Spinach Seed Crops in the Pacific Northwest – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Material Registration for Organic Production – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Mulching options for Northwest organic and conventional orchards

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

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