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Organic Alfalfa Management Guide

This new extension bulletin is an excellent resource for growers interested in producing organic alfalfa, both irrigated and dryland. Alfalfa provides an excellent transitional crop for those interested in organic production of other crops as well. This guide includes a great deal of information on managing weeds, pests and diseases, and includes a small section on economics.

Micro Plastic Pollution in Puget Sound and Northwest Straits – August 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

2008 Estimated Costs and Returns for a 150-head Cow-calf to Grass-finished Beef Production System in the Channelled Scablands Range Area of East-central Washington

In response to the popularity of grass-finished beef, this publication provides a production budget analysis using both ranch-owned and leased forage sources in eastern Washington to determine profitability. Funded by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, the Beefing Up the Palouse pilot project applied a total systems approach to develop a replicable production model to help producers take full advantage of the eastern Washington dryland wheat production area resource base.

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.

Forest Certification in North America – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Livelihood Strategies of Mushroom Pickers and Buyers in Western Montana: An Exploratory Case Study – September 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Anaerobic Digesters and Water Quality: Helping Hood Canal – September 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Water Quality Education Workshop a Grand Success – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Inventorying & Monitoring of Non Timber Forest Products on National Forests: An Explanatory Study – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Liability & Public Use of Your Land – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

What to Look for When Buying Hay – March 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

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

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Thundering Hooves Farm: Land in Stewardship – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Healing the Land through Multi-Species Grazing

A noxious weed invasion is underway on the rangelands of the western United States that is causing significant problems in the form of ecosystem and bio-diversity damage resulting in a reduction in the carrying capacity of grazing animals. The expenditure of millions of dollars on control measures has not been successful; these measures have had negative impacts on livestock producers’ profitability and, in some cases, have caused environmental problems. This DVD is about the use of multi-species grazing (cattle, sheep, goats) as a tool in an integrated approach to the control of noxious weeds. It depicts the activities of a 2-year regional project funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development program. Thirty participants from four states (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California) took part in this project. They represented state/federal agencies, extension, county weed boards and ranchers. Three of these projects are described in this DVD. 37 minutes. (available for purchase or free online viewing)

Organic Livestock: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Videostream of October 29, 2004 WSU Satellite broadcast.

Spring 2003 Sudden Oak Death Detection Survey in Washington State – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

2003 Graziers Conference: Grazing According to Gerrish – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

A Partnership for Fish & Farms – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Nontimber Forest Products & Biodiversity Conservation in the US: A Project Overview – March 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Certification Available for Many Agroforestry Products – January 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

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