2003 Publications

Washington State University Campus Sustainability Initiative – 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

Research Program on Nematodes & Their Economic Importance in Washington State – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Shepherd’s Grain: A Farmer’s Strategy for Survival in the Global Marketplace – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

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

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Importance of Direct Markets for Washington Farmers – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Mobile Meat Processing Popular with Communities – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – December 2003

Oregon Tilth snapshot of organic farms

Oregon Tilth, a private certifier in Salem, OR, certifies the majority of organic farms in Oregon. CSANR developed a snapshot for 2003. No breakdown by crop was available.

Value-Added Chemicals from Animal Manure

Chen, S., J.H. Harrison, W. Liao, D. C. Elliott, C. Liu, M. D. Brown, Z. Wen, A. E. Solana, R. L. Kincaid, D. J. Stevens. Dec. 2003. Final Technical Report PNNL-14495.

Biodynamic Management of Wine Grapes

Study by Jennifer Reeve as part of MS degree, WSU Crops & Soils. Examined the effect of biodynamic preparations on wine grape, soil, and compost quality. Major professor Dr. John Reganold.

National Organic Agriculture Standards: What do they mean for you?

Video stream of March 21, 2003 WSU Satellite broadcast.

Identifying and Harnessing HIPPOs for Hop and Grape Pest Management

Dr. David James, Department of Entomology, WSU Prosser. Biological control and integrated pest management in irrigated horticultural cropping systems. Using and understanding natural enemies to provide biocontrol and reduce pesticide use in hops and grapes. HIPPO stands for Herbivore-Induced Plant Protection Odor.

Alternative Strategies to Transition to Organic Grain Production in the Palouse – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

A Partnership for Fish & Farms – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Federal Farmland Preservation Program Links Land Protection to Farm Succession – June 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

What the Farmer Gains from a Farm Stay – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Farm Visit to S & S Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Homestead Farm – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Farm Entrepreneurship Course Helps Established Farmers Take on New Role – June 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Controlling Codling Moth in Organic Pear Orchards

WSU Entomology. 2003.

Tracking and Managing the Cherry Bark Tortrix – June 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Bat Houses for IPM: Benefits for Bats and Organic Farmers – March 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Measuring Soil Quality – Initial Considerations – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Western Region Training on Organic Farming – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Tree Fruit Production Continues to Expand – September 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – September 2003

Compost Tea and Food Safety

Bary, A. and D. Granatstein. 2003. This article discusses the increasing interest in use of compost teas for food production and potential food safety risks.

The Precision Irrigation Development and Demonstration Project – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Vanquishing the Vole – June 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Green Manuring Mustard: Improving an Old Technology – June 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – June 2003

Dairy Waste Composting

Myers Collins, K., R. Shumway and Q. Liu. May, 2003. WSU Extension Bulletin EB1947B. This bulletin discusses on-farm manure and straw bedding composting methods, costs, benefits and economics of composting, and marketing of compost. Additional information on this topic can be found in Extension Bulletins EB1947E and EB1948E.

Mustard Green Manures

WSU Extension Bulletin EB1952E.

Using Green Manures in Potato Cropping Systems

WSU Extension Bulletin EB1951E.

Mustard Green Manures Replace Fumigant and Improve Infiltration in Potato Cropping System

Published in Plant Management Network; August 2003.

Green Manuring with Mustard: Improving an Old Technology

Green manure summary article in Agrichemical & Environmental News, June 2003.

Bioenergy inventory and assessment for Eastern Washington.

Shulin Chen, Craig Frear, BingCheng Zhao, and Guobin Fu. October 2003. This Phase 1 project assessed Eastern Washington′s twenty counties for available biomass and calculated the potential energy production from twenty four organic resource types. Annual production of 4.3 million tons of underutilized dry biomass was found.

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

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Institutional Sales for Small Farms: A New Marketing Opportunity – March 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Farming Continues to Expand in Washington – March 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – March 2003

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter -January 2003

2003 growers, handlers, processors, by county

Washington State organic tree fruit acres – 2003

(includes some data from previous years)

2003 map Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county

Washington State Organic Acres, by crop – 2003

Final Report: Alternative Pest Management Strategies for Integrated Pest Management

Feise, C. 2002. Washington State University. EPA GRANT NO. E980300013.

Food & Farm Connection Website Serves Washington – January 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Certification Available for Many Agroforestry Products – January 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Northwest Symposium on Organic and Biologically Intensive Agriculture: Advances in Research and Education – January 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

WSU Organic Wheat Breeding Program – January 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Learning to Grow Organic Seed – January 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter