2004 Publications

Ecological and Organic Farm Management Workshop Proceedings

Proceedings from Wilsonville, Oregon workshop February 2004.

Washington Soil to be in Smithsonian – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Liability & Public Use of Your Land – December 2004

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

Local with a Vengeance – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

CSANR On The Move – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Anaerobic Digestion – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

WSDA Compost Sampling Study Shows Clopyralid Ban is Working – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – December 2004

Oregon organic acres, by crop, and livestock – 2004

Oregon state organic profile – 2004

An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including acres, farms,and farmgate sales by county grouping, and crop breakdown. A Powerpoint presentation in PDF format.

What to Look for When Buying Hay – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Farm Family Support Network – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Conservation Security Program: Linking Farm Payments to Clean Air, Land & Water – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

What’s Really Going On in the Field? – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Local and Direct Food Purchasing in Washington – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Communal Farming with the Women of Iscayachi: Rock Phosphate and Manure Use in Small Farming Systems in Bolivia – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Soil Organic Matters – 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

On-farm Composting for Residue Management and Soil Quality Improvement – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

CSANR On The Move: Climate Friendly Farming TM – Moving from Source to Sink – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Dry Bean Variety Trial Comparison: WSU Vancouver REU & Moses Lake – 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

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – September 2004

Why Sustainability is Catching On: A Look at WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Cultivated Wild Rice – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Certification in the United States and Europe – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Thundering Hooves Farm: Land in Stewardship – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – March 2004

2004 – Direct Seeding in Irrigated Agriculture Workshop

  • Opening, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
  • Considerations in Adopting Direct Seeding Systems, John Aeschliman, Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association, farmer
  • Farmer Experience: Warren Mason, AgriNorthwestAgronomist
  • Farmer Experience: Eric Williamson, Williamson Farms

Peshastin Creek Areawide Organic Project

The Peshastin Creek Project was created as a joint effort between the Peshastin Creek Growers Association and the Pear Entomology Lab of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee. The research lab provides a monitoring service for the growers in the valley, to support their efforts toward increased use of environmentally-friendly pest management. Bluebird Fruit has created a special “Gently Grown” label for the fruit produced by the PCG Association. The project compares insect pest management under conventional, ‘soft’, and organic management regimes.

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)

Getting the Bugs to Work for You: Biological Control in Organic Agriculture

Symposium proceedings from Portland, Oregon November 2004.

Rose Gardens Make Fruit Orchards More Inviting to Friendly Wasps

Apple, pear, and cherry growers in parts of Washington and Oregon are planting wild rose gardens next to their orchards as part of an areawide study conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Washington State University (WSU) scientists to bolster spring populations of tiny, parasitic wasps that attack several leafroller moths in tree fruits.

Organic Livestock: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Videostream of October 29, 2004 WSU Satellite broadcast.