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Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2015

Kirby E. and D. Granatstein. A summary of the Washington organic sector in 2015, including certified and transition crop acres, dairy numbers, and organic farm gate sales. Additional data on national and global trends are included as well as a summary of key findings for Washington from the 2014 USDA Organic Producer Survey. Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops, dairy, and sales.  Powerpoint format.

Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit: Washington State 2015

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein.  Current statistics on organic tree fruit acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, and exports. Includes some global area data and national area and production data. Annotated Powerpoint format.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2006-2014

Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2006-2014, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county (through 2013). Numbers of organic dairies and dairy cows are also included.

Trends and Economics of Washington State Organic Vegetable Production

D. Granatstein, E. Kirby, and M. Brady. WSU Extension Fact Sheet EM097E. Sept. 2015. 29 pages. Contains details on area, value, yields, prices, and revenue per acre for organic sweet corn, green peas, snap beans, potatoes, onions, and carrot. Includes distributions of yields and prices, references on production costs, and break-even tables. Based on data from 2009-2012.

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2014

Kirby E. and D. Granatstein. A summary of the 2014 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state, as well as some data on global trends.  Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops, dairy, and sales.  Powerpoint format.

Trends and Economics of Washington State Organic Blueberry Production

Brady, M., E. Kirby, and D. Granatstein.  WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS154E. April 2015.

Washington Organic Agriculture at a Glance

A short summary of some key statistics about organic agriculture in the state, with data updated through 2013.

Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit: Washington State 2014

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein.  Current statistics on organic tree fruit acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, and exports. Includes global area data as well as cost of production data for Washington. Annotated Powerpoint format.

Trends in Washington State Organic Berry Production, Acreage, and Crop Value

Kirby, E., M. Brady, and D. Granatstein.  WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS144E. 2014.

Precision Nitrogen Application: Eric Odberg Case Study

Yorgey, G., S. Kantor, K. Painter, H. Davis, and L. Bernacchi. 2014. Video and text farmer case study. Eric Odberg is a fourth generation farmer who practices no-till management and was an early adopter of variable rate nitrogen (VRN) application in the dryland production region of the Pacific Northwest.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Pest Management Considerations (series 4 of 4)

This publication is the fourth in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. This publication gives an overview of the effects of adopting HRF on the management of weeds, insects, and diseases. EM074E.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Residue Management through Planting (series 3 of 4)

This publication is the third in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. It discusses residue management after harvest and explains how to plant crops into high residue conditions with a planter or drill. It also covers modifications for existing equipment such as planters and drills, and soil fertility adjustments that may be necessary. EM073E.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Crop Rotation (series 2 of 4)

This publication is the second in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. It discusses how to choose a cropping sequence, choosing specific cover crops, and special crop considerations for irrigated cropping systems in the far western United States. It includes a very helpful table of crops that shows the relative difficulty of specific rotations. EM072E.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: What and Why (series 1 of 4)

This publication is the first in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. It provides an overview of HRF, including the benefits and challenges. It also discusses some special considerations for HRF in the irrigated agriculture regions of the far western United States. EM071E.

High Residue Farming under Irrigation: Strip-till

Extension Bulletin EM036E. Strip-tillage is a low-impact cultivation technique suited to irrigated land with a lot of residue from a previous crop. A strip-till system creates both clean-till and high-residue conditions in the same field, taking advantage of both systems while minimizing drawbacks. This publication discusses the benefits of this system, as well as equipment needed, general management concerns, and how to get started. A budget is also included to help growers determine the relative net cost of implementing this system. Originally published Jan 2011; revised Sept 2014.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2013

Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2006-2013, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county (through 2012).

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2013

A summary of the 2013 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state.  Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops. Powerpoint format.

Organic Apple Market Update

Miles, Matt. Current situation as of Jan. 1, 2014 and comparison of trends for this year’s crop versus last year.  Powerpoint format.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends 2013

Granatstein, D. and E. Kirby.  Current statistics on acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, and exports. Powerpoint format.

Life cycle assessment of the potential carbon credit from no- and reduced-tillage winter wheat-based cropping systems in Eastern Washington State

Zaher, U, C. Stockle, K. Painter, S. Higgins. Agricultural Systems. November 2013. Volume 122, pages 73-78.

Integrating Livestock into Dryland Organic Crop Rotations

Carpenter-Boggs, L., Painter, K., and Wachter, J. Recorded webinar presentation delivered October 22, 2013.  It covers a variety of reasons to integrate livestock into crop rotations, and summarizes past research on the topic. It is directed towards beginning growers interested in diversifying their income and crop rotations, towards educators and Extension workers, and towards a more general audience wanting to learn more about mixed crop-livestock systems.

Irrigated Ag Information Service

A new WSU Extension website for agricultural industry professionals is designed to provide users with a customizable source of timely information on all aspects of irrigated agriculture. The service is completely free and was developed by a team of WSU Extension irrigation and agronomy experts.

Statistics on Organic Agriculture

Kirby, E. & D. Granatstein. CSANR’s organic statistics webpages.

Recent trends in certified organic tree fruit: 2012

The most current data on Washington State organic tree fruit acres, varieties, prices, and exports. Powerpoint format.

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2012

A summary of the 2012 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state.  Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops. Powerpoint format.

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