2008 Publications

Gender and Certified Organic Production in Washington State

Goldberger, J. 2008. Poster. Today, women make up a growing proportion of principle farm operators, especially in “alternative” agriculture. Understanding the experiences and perspectives of female and male farmers will help land-grant universities and other service providers better serve the needs of all organic producers.

Rootstocks Promote Earlier Ripening in Western Washington Wine Grapes – December 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Experiences and Perspectives of Washington’s Certified Organic Producers: Results from a Statewide Survey – December 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Local Meats for Local Meals: An Assessment of Demand for a Mobile Slaughtering Unit in Pierce, King Kitsap and Thurston Counties, for the Puget Sound Meat Producers Cooperative – December 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – December 2008

Oregon Organic Crop Acres and Farm Numbers – 2008

The most recent data for Oregon in a PDF format.

No-Till: How Farmers Are Saving the Soil by Parking their Plows

Huggins and Reganold. Article published in Scientific American July 2008.

Recommendations for the Development of Agricultural Sector Carbon Offsets in Washington State

Washington State Agricultural Sector Carbon Market Workgroup (ASCMW).

Trade-offs between bio-energy and soil carbon sequestration on the Palouse: Evaluating Sustainable Options.

Poster presented at 2008 BIOAg Symposium. Pullman, WA.

A Rising Price Tide has Raised All Commodities, but Winter Canola Still Nets Less than Soft White Winter Wheat in the Irrigated Columbia Basin.

2008 Dryland Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress, pp. 20-21. Crop & Soil Sciences, WSU.

Crop Yield and Revenue Variability Across Time and Space at the Cook Agronomy Farm, 2001-2006

D. Huggins and K. Painter. Abstract in 2008 Dryland Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress.

Organic Cropping Systems Field Day

Jun-08

Profitable Strategies for Transitioning to Organic Grain Production in the Arid West

A large-scale field project on transitioning to organic grain (primarily wheat) production in the Palouse region (dryland, annual cropping) was started in 2002. Three years of transition and two years of wheat production have been monitored, with nine different cropping systems. Weed control and fertility have been big challenges. An economic analysis indicates that using alfalfa during the three-year transition could be the most profitable strategy. Investigators include Dr. Ian Burke, Dr. Rich Koenig, Dr. Pat Fuerst, Dr. Rob Gallagher, Dennis Pittman, and Dr. Kathleen Painter.

Orchard floor management effects on nitrogen fertility and soil biological activity in newly established organic apple orchard.

L. Hoagland, L. Carpenter-Boggs, D. Granatstein, M. Mazzola, J. Smith, F. Peryea, and J. Reganold. 2008. Biology and Fertility of Soils online.

Proceedings of EPA Ag STAR Northwest Dairy Digester Workshop

Includes agenda and presentation slides from Nov 18, 2008 workshop in Sunnyside, WA.

Organic and Beyond: Consumer Demand Growing for Differentiated Farm Products – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Climate Change Policy and Agriculture in Washington State – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Davenport Living Snowfence Demonstration – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Food Safety Starts on the Farm: Produce and Pathogens, Factors Influencing Presence, Survival and Growth – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Innovations in Anaerobic Digestion at WSU – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Dryland Cereal Crops With Precision Nitrogen Management Technology – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from an Irrigated AgroEcosystem – Fall 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – Fall 2008

Role of native soil biology in Brassicaceous seed meal-induced weed suppression.

L. Hoagland, L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.P. Reganold, M. Mazzola. 2008. Soil Biology Biochemistry 40:1689-1697.

Characterization of compost tea microbial communities, and their effects on seed borne Xanthomonas campestris pv campestris

Crosby, C. 2008. M.S. Thesis. Hard copy available through WSU library system.

Comparing tillage and mulching for organic orchard performance

Wiman, M., Kirby, E., Granatstein, D., Mullinix, K. 2008. Poster presented at 2008 BIOAg Research Symposium.

Economic Analysis for Transitioning to Organic Grain (poster)

May 2008

Food Safety Starts on the Farm: Introduction to Foodborne Illness and Foodborne Pathogens – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Soybeans Successfully Produced in the Treasure Valley – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Diversifying the Family Farm – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – Spring 2008

International Exchange: Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, & Natural Resource Management – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Material Registration for Organic Production – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Soil Amendment with Limestone for Management of Fusarium Wilt in Spinach Seed Crops in the Pacific Northwest – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Storing Winter Vegetables – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter – Winter 2008

Mulching options for Northwest organic and conventional orchards

Granatstein, D. and K. Mullinix. 2008. HortScience 43(1):45-50.

Current Status of Global Organic Temperate Fruit

Presentation given at the International Organic Fruit Conference in Vignola, Italy, June 19-17, 2008. Co-sponsored by ISHS and IFOAM. The presentation covers consumer market trends, fruit production trends, and economics. The conference included over 40 presentations on plant protection, plant nutrition and soils, post harvest, and economics. These will be published in Acta Horticulturae in the next year.

Greenhouse Gas Balance for Composting Operations

Brown, S., Kruger, C.E., & Subler, S. (2008). J Environ Qual 37:1396-1410. The greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of composting a range of potential feedstocks was evaluated through a review of the existing literature with a focus on methane (CH4) avoidance by composting and GHG emissions during composting.

On-Farm Composting of Large Animal Mortalities

Price, C. and L. Carpenter-Boggs. WSU Extension Bulletin EB2021E. 2008. Composting can be a safe and effective method for disposing of on-farm mortalities when the correct procedures are followed and the system is managed well. This bulletin provides the necessary information for large animal producers in Washington State to start and maintain a safe and effective on-farm mortality composting system.

Produce Food Safety

A powerpoint created by Dr. K. Killinger, WSU.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): An Overview

A powerpoint presentation developed by Richard H Dougherty, School of Food Science, Washington State University that introduces GAP concepts.

2008 Partial Budget Analysis for the Replacement of Metam Sodium by a Mustard Green Manure

Partial budget for fumigant replacement.

Organic Crop Production Certification Fact Sheet

Grains Website for Western Washington – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Formation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and Dioxins During Pyrolysis: A Review of the Literature with Descriptions of Biomass Composition, Fast Pyrolysis Technologies and Thermochemical Reactions

Manuel Garcia-Perez, June 2008. It is clear that any new thermochemical processing technologies must represent clean processes. To examine whether the production of bio-oils and biochar could generate PAH and dioxins during pyrolysis processes, a global literature review was conducted. Processing method for recovering energy, fuel and products from organic waste can have detrimental impacts such as odors and emissions from compost yards. This report also contains laboratory data on PAH and dioxins within biochar and bio-oil produced at the laboratory.

2008 High Residue Farming under Irrigation Workshop

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  • The Basics of High Residue Farming under Irrigation, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
    • Why Consider High Residue Farming in the Columbia Basin?
    • Planters, Drills, and Attachments for High Residue Farming
    • Strip-tillage for the Columbia Basin
    • Soil Fertility Considerations in High Residue Farming
  • Managing the Soil as Habitat, Jill Clapperton
  • Managing the Soil for Biological Fertility, Jill Clapperton
  • HRF for Dry Beans, Tom Grebb, Central Bean, Quincy
  • 2008 Season, No-till corn, Strip-till Profiles, Soil temperatures and Options, Andy McGuire
  • HRF for Alfalfa and Timothy, Rick Nielson, Mesa

Anaerobic digestion of dairy manure with enhanced ammonia removal

Uludag-Demirer, S., Demirer, G.N., Frear, C., Chen,S., (2008). Journal of Environmental Management 86:193-200

No-till: The quiet revolution

Huggins, D.R. and J.P. Reganold. 2008. Scientific American 299(July):70-77.

Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from an Irrigated Sweet Corn (Zea mays L.) – Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Rotation

Haile-Mariam, S., H.P. Collins, and S.S. Higgins. 2008. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37:759-771.

Evaluation of a new fixed bed digester design utilizing large size media for flushed dairy manure treatment

Zaher U., Frear C., Pandey, P. and Chen S. (2008). Bioresource Technology 99(18), 8619-8625.

High Quality Fiber and Fertilizer as Co-Products from Anaerobic Digestion

Kruger, C.E., Chen, S., MacConnell, C.B., Harrison, J.H., Shumway, C.R., Zhang, T., Oakley, K., Bishop, C., Frear, C., Davidson, D., and Bowers, K. (2008). Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 63(1), 12A-13A.

Fractionation and long-term laboratory incubation to measure soil organic matter dynamics

Haile-Mariam, S., H.P. Collins, S.E. Wright, and E.A. Paul. 2008. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 72:370-378.

Will farmers trade profits for stewardship? Heterogeneous motivations for farm practice selection

Chouinard, H.H., Paterson, T., Wandschneider, P.R., and Ohler, A.M. 2008. Land Economics. 84:66-82.

2008 Field Trial Report

On-farm research report.

Influence of processing on phytonutrient content of organic and conventional raspberries and blueberries

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Effects of Ground Cover Management Strategies on Yield and Nitrogen Supply in Organic Apple Production Systems

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Brassica juncea seed meal as a fumigant in organic greenhouse production

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Compost teas as potential biocontrol agents for control of Xanthomonas campestris

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Demonstration Improvements and Educational Aids for the Aeschliman Learning Site

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Short Course in Biodynamic Agriculture

Poster presented at 2008 BIOAg Research Symposium.  Lia, B., H. Sehmsdorf, and E. Simpson.

Analysis of Local Food Distribution of a BIOAg Producer Group

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Land EKG: Ecosystem Service Monitoring for Range Managers

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Optimizing Nitrogen Fixation in Pulses

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Renewable Fertilizer from Nutrient Extraction of Anaerobically Digested Dairy Manure

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Antibiotics in Animal Manure – Implications to Sustainable Agriculture

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Compost Research and Extension for Biologically Intensive and Organic Agriculture

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Organic Transition Systems for Weed Management in Eastern Washington

Randall Stevens, Amanda Snyder, Washington State University, Pullman; Robert Gallagher, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Dennis Pittmann, Kate Painter, Ian C. Burke, E. Patrick Fuerst, and Richard Koenig, Washington State University, Pullman. 2008.

Organic Seed Growers Conference Proceedings 2008

Salem, OR. February 2008.

Does Organic Farming Use Less Energy?

Presentation at the ACEEE national meeting on agriculture and energy, February 2008, Des Moines, IA.