Crop Protection Publications

71 Publications

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.

2008 Partial Budget Analysis for the Replacement of Metam Sodium by a Mustard Green Manure

Partial budget for fumigant replacement.

Effects of Ground Cover Management Strategies on Yield and Nitrogen Supply in Organic Apple Production Systems

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Brassica juncea seed meal as a fumigant in organic greenhouse production

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Compost teas as potential biocontrol agents for control of Xanthomonas campestris

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Organic Transition Systems for Weed Management in Eastern Washington

Randall Stevens, Amanda Snyder, Washington State University, Pullman; Robert Gallagher, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Dennis Pittmann, Kate Painter, Ian C. Burke, E. Patrick Fuerst, and Richard Koenig, Washington State University, Pullman. 2008.

Implementing Noxious Weed Control through Multispecies Grazing

Don Nelson, WSU, led a 3-year SARE funded project looking at using sequences of different grazing animals to control noxious weeds, especially useful for non-cropland where other options are not feasible.

An Organic Pesticide is Still a Pesticide – April 2007

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Effect of Mustard Seed Meal on Early Weed Emergence in Peppermint and Potato – Summer 2007

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Chemigation and Fertigation in Washington State – December 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Myth of Compost Tea, Episode III: Aerobically-brewed compost tea suppresses disease

Chalker-Scott, L. 2006. WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. This column is the latest follow-up to the 2001 Fact Sheet and 2003 review on the effects of aerated compost (ACT) on disease suppression. The article included unpublished results from university researchers from Cornell, Penn State, Rutgers and Michigan State Universities.

Initial Trials Using Native Grass Plugs with a Biodegradable Weed Film – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

New wireworm Pests in Western Washington – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Vole populations, tree fruit orchards, and living mulches

Sullivan, T. 2006. Research report to CSANR.

Organic Control of Cherry Fruit Fly

The active ingredient spinosad, a microbial insecticide, was tested for efficacy against cherry fruit fly. Several formulations were tested. The GF-120 product, a combination of spinosyn and a feeding attractant, proved very effective. A new system of control using point sources versus complete canopy cover was developed. The use of GF-120, an organically approved material, for cherry fruit fly control has become widespread among cherry producers in the region, both conventional and organic. It is very effective, non-toxic to humans, low impact to beneficials, and low cost due to the low volume used and quick application.

Diving into Compost Tea

Carpenter-Boggs, L. 2005. Biocycle 46:61-62.

Alternatives to Plastic Mulch for Organic Vegetable Production – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Plants Chatter to Defend Themselves Against Pests and HIPPOs Can Improve the Conversation – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Tomato Yield and Late Blight Study – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Making the Bugs Work for You: Biological Control in Organic Agriculture – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Vegetation Management the Natural Way with Goats and Sheep – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Reed Canarygrass: A Formidable Foe for Washington’s Riparian Areas – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

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