2005 Publications

Washington Farmer Views on Environmental Policy

2005. CSANR Research Brief.

Breeding for organic and low-input farming systems: An evolutionary-participatory breeding method for inbred cereal grains.

Murphy K., D.Lammer, S. Lyon, B. Carter, S.S. Jones, 2005. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 20:45-55.

Small-scale biogas: Can it work in the Pacific Northwest? – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Can the Way We Eat Change Metropolitan Agriculture? The Portland Example – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – December 2005

Oregon organic agriculture, by county – 2005

Organic farms and acreage, handlers, processors, farmgate sales.

Oregon organic acres, by crop and livestock – 2005

Oregon state organic profile – 2005

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.

Biomass Inventory and Bioenergy Assessment: An Evaluation of Organic Material Resources for Bioenergy Production in Washington State.

Frear C., Zhao B., Fu G., Richardson M., Chen S., Fuchs M.R. 2005. A collaborative project between the Washington Dept of Ecology,and Washington State University’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

Soil and winegrape quality in biodynamically and organically managed vineyards.

J. R. Reeve, L. Carpenter-Boggs, J. P. Reganold, A. L. York, G. McGourty, and L. P. McCloskey. 2005. Amer. J. Enol. Vitic. 56: 367-376.

Organic Control of Cherry Fruit Fly

The active ingredient spinosad, a microbial insecticide, was tested for efficacy against cherry fruit fly. Several formulations were tested. The GF-120 product, a combination of spinosyn and a feeding attractant, proved very effective. A new system of control using point sources versus complete canopy cover was developed. The use of GF-120, an organically approved material, for cherry fruit fly control has become widespread among cherry producers in the region, both conventional and organic. It is very effective, non-toxic to humans, low impact to beneficials, and low cost due to the low volume used and quick application.

Direct Marketing Farms Benefit from WSDA Grants – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Community Youth Garden Projects – Vancouver, WA – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

New Crop of Farmers Ready to Go in Washington: Where’s the Land? – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Farmer to Farmer Program – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Building a Healthy Future for Family Farms: Washington State Family Farming Summit

Washington State Family Farming Summit October 13-14, 2003 Wenatchee, Washington.

Survivability of Fecal Coliform in Soil after Winter Application of Dairy Slurry on a Transitional-organic, Grazing Based Dairy – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sugar Level Contents of Different Icebox Watermelon Varieties and Their Effect on Consumer Preferences – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Annual Farmers’ Market Conference – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The New Food Entrepreneur: Conference Draws Enthusiastic Crowd – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

New Farm Finder on Web – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Effects of Seedling Tray Cell Size on Young Lettuce and Broccoli – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Wins Award – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Alternative Dispute Resolution System (ADRS) – June 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

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

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

WSU CSANR Organic Agriculture Program is On the Move – September 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Using Leguminous Cover Crops as a Nitrogen Source for Organic Grape Production – September 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The USDA Disconnect: Nutritional Guidelines and Farm Subsidies – September 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Surviving and Thriving in Urban-Edge Agriculture – September 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – September 2005

Potential compost benefits for restoration of soils disturbed by urban development

Cogger, C. 2005. Compost Sci. Utiliz. 13:243-251.

King County Food System Atlas

CSANR Technical Report 2005. Ostrom, M., R. Hines, and R. Warren.

Chelan County Food System Atlas

CSANR Technical Report 2005. Ostrom, M., S. Garrett, J. Qazi, R. Hines, and F. Taber.

Participatory Biological Monitoring Guidelines – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Diving into Compost Tea

Carpenter-Boggs, L. 2005. Biocycle 46:61-62.

CSANR Climate Friendly Farming Project Updates – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Thinking about Bioenergy – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Teaching Farm at Tukey Orchard – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Alternatives to Plastic Mulch for Organic Vegetable Production – 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

Water Quality Education Workshop a Grand Success – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – June 2005

Proceedings: Third National Organic Tree Fruit Research Symposium

Chelan, WA, June 6–8, 2005.

Biomass Inventory and Bioenergy Assessment

Craig Frear, Bingcheng Zhao, Guobin Fu, Michael Richardson, Shulin Chen, and Mark Fuchs, December 2005. A biomass inventory and bioenergy assessment of forty five organic resource types across Washington was completed, producing this report and a database with GIS maps (http://www.pacificbiomass.org). Annual production of over 16.4 million tons of underutilized bone dry biomass was found, capable of producing (either by combustion or anaerobic digestion) over 15.5 billion kWh of electrical energy.

Small Farms: The Heart of Washington Agriculture

CSANR Technical Report 2005

Tomato Yield and Late Blight Study – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Plants Chatter to Defend Themselves Against Pests and HIPPOs Can Improve the Conversation – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – March 2005

Organic Farming Compliance Handbook: A Resource Guide for Western Region Agricultural Professionals

Produced by UC Davis, OMRI, WSU, OSU, and NMSU as part of a SARE PDP grant. January 2005.

2005 – Reduced Tillage Under Irrigation Workshop

  • Why consider reduced tillage now?, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
  • Has anybody tried this here?, Producer panel:
    • Tim Melville, Enterprise, Oregon
    • Eric Williamson, George, Washington
  • What is Possible? Experience with Irrigated Systems in Nebraska, Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
  • How are these systems managed?, Paul Jasa, UNL
  • How do soils respond to reduced tillage?, Stewart Wuest, USDA-ARS, Pendleton, Oregon
  • How does reduced tillage affect fertilizer application?, Guy Swanson, Exactrix Global Systems
  • What kind of equipment do I need?, Paul Jasa, UNL
  • Where do I start?, Justin Mount, NRCS, Ephrata, Paul Jasa, UNL

Sunnyside Dairy Anaerobic Digestion Workshop 2005

WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources, in partnership with the Yakima Valley Dairy Federation and Washington State Dairy Federation, hosted a one-day workshop on anaerobic digestion of dairy manure in Sunnyside, Washington. Transcripts, presentations, and audio available.

Using Local Sources of Organic Nutrients

Use of organic materials from livestock farms and recycled urban waste streams can help improve soil productivity and reduce nutrient imbalances, and can contribute to the sustainability of local agriculture. Site includes link to an organic fertilizer calculator.

Studies into using manure in a biorefinery concept

Chen S, Wen Z, Liao W, Liu C, Kincaid RL, Harrison JH, Elliott DC, Brown MD, Stevens DJ (2005). Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 121:999-1015.

The Importance of Direct Marketing for Washington Farmers

CSANR Research Brief 2005

Consumer Food Purchasing: Interest in Local and Direct Markets

CSANR Research Brief 2005