2006 Publications

Apple orchard productivity and fruit quality under organic, conventional, and integrated management.

Peck GM, Andrews PK, Reganold JP, Fellman JK. 2006. HortScience 41:99-107.

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – December 2006

Oregon organic profile – 2006

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.

Profile of Organic Crops and Livestock in Oregon – 2006

A comprehensive report (PDF) with all the available statistics for organic production in the state.

Managing the farm for carbon

Palouse Conservation Farm Field Day.

Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Credits

2006 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

Trace Gas Fluxes from an Irrigated Sandy Soil Under Vegetable Cropping Systems in Eastern Washington

Poster presentation for ASA.

The Climate Friendly Farming Project: Dryland Agroecosystem Research

2006 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Pacific Northwest Cropping Systems

2006 Crops & Soils Field Day Proceedings.

Gaseous N-losses from potato under Center Pivot Irrigation

Poster Presentation

Economics of Dryland Winter Canola Production in Eastern Washington and Oregon

Painter, Kathleen. 2006 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress featuring Climate Friendly Farming. Tech. Report 06-2. Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences, Wash. State U., Pullman, June 2006, pp.14.

Economics of Spring Canola Production in Dryland Eastern Washington

WSU Extension Bulletin EB2009E. Includes Excel budgets. Kathleen Painter, Dennis Roe, and Herbert Hinman.

Reduced nitrate leaching and enhanced denitrifier activity and efficiency in organically fertilized soils.

S.B. Kramer, J.P. Reganold, J.D. Glover, B.J.M. Bohannan, and H.A. Mooney. 2006. Proc. Natl. Academy Sciences 103:4522-4527.

Forest Certification in North America – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Climate Friendly Farming Symposium and Field Day – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Chemigation and Fertigation in Washington State – December 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic Fertilizer Calculator: A New Planning Tool for Comparing the Cost, Value, and Nitrogen Availability of Organic Materials – September 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Bird Flu vs. Pandemic Flu: Connections, Concerns, and Clarifications – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Washington’s Statewide Agricultural Employment Mediation Program – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Myth of Compost Tea, Episode III: Aerobically-brewed compost tea suppresses disease

Chalker-Scott, L. 2006. WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. This column is the latest follow-up to the 2001 Fact Sheet and 2003 review on the effects of aerated compost (ACT) on disease suppression. The article included unpublished results from university researchers from Cornell, Penn State, Rutgers and Michigan State Universities.

Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen Release from Manures, Composts, and Specialty Products

Gale, E., D. Sullivan, C. Cogger, A. Bary, D. Hemphill and E. Myhre. 2006. J. Environ. Qual. 35:2321-2332.

Cover Crops as a Floor Management Strategy for Pacific Northwest Vineyards

Olmstead, M. 2006. EB2010, WSU Extenson.

Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program Serves as National Model – December 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Production – December 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Mobile Livestock Processing Unit Rolls into Northeast Washington – December 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Dairy Waste in the Horticultural Industry – December 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Perennial Wheat in the Pacific Northwest – September 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Biofuel Feedstocks in Washington – September 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – September 2006

Sustainability at Washington State University Dining Services – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Initial Trials Using Native Grass Plugs with a Biodegradable Weed Film – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Developing Quality Seed: Seedfolks Celebrate Successes at 4th Organic Seed Grower’s Conference – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter -March 2006

Household Biogas Digester: An Underutilized Potential

A presentation on applications of small-scale biogas plants in India.

Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture, Communities, and Environments in the Pacific Northwest – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Coordinating Sustainability Via General Education – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Save Big on the Farm by Conserving Fuel – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Estimated Certified Organic Crop Acreage in Oregon and Washington States – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

New wireworm Pests in Western Washington – June 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – June 2006

Vole populations, tree fruit orchards, and living mulches

Sullivan, T. 2006. Research report to CSANR.

2006 High Residue Farming Under Irrigation Workshop

(high resolution for print)

  • Why consider high residue farming in the Columbia Basin?, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
  • Who is this Beck guy, and why should I listen to him? Dwayne Beck, South Dakota State University, Dakota Lakes Research Farm
  • How does this work on the farm? Mark Watson, Alliance, Nebraska
  • Do you C what I C?, Dwayne Beck
  • How much water will high residue farming save under irrigation?, Andy McGuire
  • What is the PNDSA and can it do for you?, Russ Evans, Executive director, Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association
  • Challenges and opportunities in high residue farming - Panel discussion:
    • Dwayne Beck
    • Will Reed, Othello, Washington
    • Mark Watson
    • Alan Williamson, George, Washington
  • How do I get started? Dwayne Beck

Cost Savings from Reduced Tillage in a Potato/Corn/Corn Rotation under Center Pivot Irrigation, Columbia Basin

Poster presentation from 2006 Paterson Field Day.

2006 Strip-till vs. No-till Sweet Corn

On-farm research report.

Organic Seed Growers Conference Proceedings 2006

Troutdale, OR. January 2006.