Production Systems Publications
WSU researchers and extension educators are researching different methods for reducing tillage in organic vegetable production. This video demonstrates termination of barley and vetch cover crops with a roller/crimper and flail mower.
Powerpoint presentation on certified crop, livestock, and farmgate sales trends.
Vegetable crop production and alternative crop development such as edamame, wasabi, bamboo, and organic seed production. Work is targeted for both small-scale and large commercial growers, with emphasis on organic production. Links include new fact sheets and information on grafted vegetables http://vegetables.wsu.edu/graftingVegetables.html .
The Northwest Biocarbon Initiative aims to galvanize farmers, foresters, community leaders, and thinkers to demonstrate the essential role that natural systems can play in ensuring long-term climate stability. The Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources is part of this collaboration with several of the Northwest’s leading conservation organizations who see this effort as a logical extension of our region’s rich natural resource heritage and our history of groundbreaking innovation and stewardship.
Goldberger, J. 2011. Journal of Rural Studies 27(3):288-296.
July, 2011. Tables of organic cropland acres and county distribution for 2005-2010. Livestock numbers and farmgate sales are not included.
Mullinix, K. and Granatstein, D. 2011. Intl. J. Fruit Sci. 11:74-87.
WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center webpage. Contains links to additional resources and presentations.
PowerPoint presentation on certified crop and livestock trends.
(Revised Feb. 7, 2012)
Digests and agendas from yearly WSU Extension High Residue Farming under Irrigation workshops in Moses Lake, Washington. 2004 to present.
Andy McGuire, Agricultural Systems Educator WSU Extension. Program website.
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.
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.
Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county.
by crop and livestock, for both 2004 and 2005. Data from some certifiers is missing for both years.
June 2009. Graphical presentation of 2008 data for the organic sector in the state. Powerpoint presentation.
A comprehensive report (PDF) with all the available statistics for organic production in the state.
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.
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.
Organic farms and acreage, handlers, processors, farmgate sales.
Apples, pears, soft fruit. Variety detail. Average prices. Multi-year trends.
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.