2012 Publications

Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Kinney, K. & C. Donovan. 2012. The “Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit” is designed to provide timely information, tips, and templates to farmers market managers, board members, volunteers and other organizers as they negotiate the ever-increasing demands of running a farmers market.  All chapters are available for download.

Recent trends in certified organic tree fruit: 2012

The most current data on Washington State organic tree fruit acres, varieties, prices, and exports. Powerpoint format.

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2012

A summary of the 2012 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state.  Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops. Powerpoint format.

Experimental and modeling study of a two-stage pilot scale high solid anaerobic digester system

L. Yu, Q. Zhao, J. Ma, C. Frear, S. Chen. Bioresource Technology. Volume 124, November 2012, Pages 8–17.

What do we currently know about the impacts of climate change on Pacific Northwest cropland agriculture?

Kruger, C. 2012. Recorded webinar.  Part of Pacific Northwest Agriculture and Climate Change Webinar Series available here http://csanr.wsu.edu/webinars/pnw-ag-and-climate-change/ .

Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Pacific Northwest

Yorgey, G. 2012.  Recorded webinar.  Part of Pacific Northwest Agriculture and Climate Change Webinar Series available here http://csanr.wsu.edu/webinars/pnw-ag-and-climate-change/ .

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2012

Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2005-2012, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county (through 2011).

BioEarth: A regional-scale earth system model to inform land and water management decisions

Adam, J.C., Rajagopalan, K., Stockle, C.O., Kruger, C.E., Brady, M.P., Barber, M.E., Chinnayakanahalli, K.J., Yorgey, G.G., Nelson, R.L., Dinesh, S., Malek, K., Yoder, J., Chung, S., Vaughan, J.K., Leung, F., Lamb, B.K., Evans, R.D., Harrison, J., Stephens, J., Guenther, A., Kalyanaraman, A., Leung, L.R., Liu, M., Tague, C., Perleberg, A.B., Chen, Y., Norton, T.M., Jiang, X., & Zhu, J. (2012). BioEarth: A regional-scale earth system model to inform land and water management decisions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.22 October 2012.  The poster can be downloaded via link.

Plastic & Biodegradable Mulch

WSU Mount Vernon website including presentations, publications and research reports from Dr. Carol Miles on plastic and biodegradable mulch for weed management.

Organic Farming Footprints

WSU webpage for the OFoot project, working to provide a scientifically sound yet simple estimation of the carbon and nitrogen sequestration and net greenhouse gas (GHG) balance likely in a given organic cropping system scenario.

Global Climate Change

Weddell, B., L. Carpenter-Boggs, and S. Higgins. June 2012. FS069E. Washington State University researchers have taken a departure from the regionally focused, applied-science extension publication to write a fact sheet on the science, debate and challenges of global climate change.

Trends in Washington State Organic Agriculture 2004-2011 Data

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. 2012.  WSU Extension FS082E.  This is the second volume summarizing organic land and value in the state, containing data from 2004 to 2011.

Renewable Natural Gas Feasibility for Qualco Energy

May 2012. Coppedge, B., G. Coppedge, D. Evans, J. Jensen, K. Scanlan, B. Scanlan, P. Weisberg, and C. Frear. An anaerobic digester case study for alternative outtake markets. A report to Washington State Department of Commerce.

Soil carbon sequestration in the dryland cropping region of the Pacific Northwest

Brown, T.T., and D.R. Huggins. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2012 67(5):406-415; doi:10.2489/jswc.67.5.406.

Carbon storage and nitrous oxide emissions of cropping systems in eastern Washington: A simulation study

Stöckle, C., S. Higgins, A. Kemanian, R. Nelson, D. Huggins, J. Marcos, and H. Collins. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2012 67(5):365-377; doi:10.2489/jswc.67.5.365.

Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. — the first sixteen years

Benbrook, Charles. Oct 1 2012  Environmental Sciences Europe 2012, 24:24 doi:10.1186/2190-4715-24-24.

Washington State Farmers Market Manual

Ostrom, M. & Z. Lyons. 2012. The Washington State Farmers Market Association, WSU Small Farms Program and Washington State Department of Agriculture have collaborated to update the “Washington State Farmers Market Manual” (Second Edition). The updated Manual is an excellent overview for communities looking to start a farmers market and for new market managers, boards and agricultural professionals working to support farmers markets.

Initial Reflections on the Annals of Internal Medicine Paper “Are Organic Foods Safer and Healthier than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review”

Charles Benbrook; September 2012.

Methods for Producing Biochar and Advanced Biofuels in Washington State Part 3: Literature Review Technologies for Product Collection and Refining

Garcia-Perez, M. et. al. 2012. This is the third of a series of reports exploring the use of biomass pyrolysis to sequester carbon and to produce fuels and chemicals.

Methods for Producing Biochar and Advanced Biofuels in Washington State Part 2: Literature Review of the Biomass Supply Chain and Preprocessing Technologies From Field to Pyrolysis Reactor

Garcia-Perez, M., C. Kruger, M. Fuchs, S. Sokhansanj, P. Badger, J. Garcia-Nunez, T. Lewis, and S. Kantor. 2012. Second Project Report. Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 79 pp.

Soil Testing: A Guide for Farms with Diverse Vegetable Crops

Collins, D. 2012. Washington State University Extension. EM050E.

Status of Organic Tree Fruit in Washington State

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. 2012. EM046E, Washington State University Extension.

Renewable Natural Gas and Nutrient Recovery Feasibility for DeRuyter Dairy

May 2012. Coppedge, B., G. Coppedge, D. Evans, J. Jensen, K. Scanlan, B. Scanlan, P. Weisberg and C. Frear. An anaerobic digester case study for alternative outtake markets and remediation of nutrient loading concerns within the region. A report to Washington State Department of Commerce.

2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium 2012

eOrganic conducted live broadcasts from the 2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium in Leavenworth, Washington on June 19 and 21, 2012. The recorded presentations from this symposium will be of interest to researchers, Extension professionals, growers, consultants, suppliers, and retailers who wish to learn the latest developments in the worldwide organic fruit supply chain.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Organic Fruit Symposium 2012

D. Granatstein, P.K. Andrews, S.D. Bishop, W. Janisiewicz, editors. June 2012. Acta Horticulturae 1001.  Article abstracts available online; full articles available for purchase or through subscribing libraries. Topical areas include organic fruit systems, insect biocontrol, horticulture, plant pathology, soil and crop nutrition, and economics.  All the oral presentations from the symposium can be viewed free on eOrganic at http://www.extension.org/pages/64359/2nd-international-organic-fruit-research-symposium#.Uk3WTVMkRyQ .

Anaerobic Digester Technician video – Bellingham Technical College

WSU and Bellingham Technical College produced this video as a part of their grant-funded Anaerobic Digestion Technician certificate program. The video explains the technical aspects of operating and maintaining an anaerobic digester.

Dryland Organic Agriculture in the PNW: Meeting Opportunities and Challenges

At the Tilth Producers of Washington Conference in November 2011, WSU hosted a Dryland Organic Agriculture Symposium. The presentations and keynote from that symposium were recorded and are now available for online viewing. This special symposium addressed agronomic and economic issues specific to dryland organic production.  Speakers and attendees came from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Also, please see link for a list of companies interested in buying organic crops produced in the PNW: Dryland Organic Agriculture in the PNW – grains sellers buyers

Two novel floor-scale anaerobic digester systems for processing food waste. Part 1: Multi-reactor, liquid recycle system for high solids. Part 2: Moderate solids system.

Frear, C., Ewing, T., Yu, L., Ma, J., and Chen, S. 2012. Olympia, WA. Washington State Department of Ecology.

2011 Columbia River Basin Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Technical Report

2012. Ecology Publication 12-12-001.  The technical report is available for download by section, including appendices, at the bottom of the linked page.

2011 Columbia River Basin Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast Legislative Report

2012. Ecology Publication 11-12-011.

Oilseed Production Case Studies in the Eastern Washington Low-to-Intermediate Rainfall Zone

Sowers, K., D. Roe, and B. Pan. 2012. Extension Bulletin EM048E.

Reduced Tillage on Organic Farms Virtual Field Day

WSU researchers and extension educators are researching different methods for reducing tillage in organic vegetable production. This video demonstrates termination of barley and vetch cover crops with a roller/crimper and flail mower.

Northwest Soil Science: Nitrogen Mineralization

Soil Scientist Doug Collins published an article on Readthedirt.org that explains his research on how and when soil nutrients are available to crops.

Climate Change: what does the science really tell us?

A narrated Extension PowerPoint on climate science and climate change. The presentation was prepared by Craig Cogger at WSU Puyallup and covers the basics of climate science, evidence of climate change, projections of future climate change, and mitigation strategies. The presentation consists of 10 parts, each about five minutes long, so that it can be viewed in short sittings.

Building Markets for Biofertilizers — Perceptions and Performance

Video of keynote address by Chad Kruger at the 26th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference April 2012.

2011 Current Status of Organic Agriculture in Washington State

Powerpoint presentation on certified crop, livestock, and farmgate sales trends.

Struvite as a Phosphorus Fertilizer Source for Greenhouse Crop Production – webinar

This webinar highlights recent research by Rita Hummel of WSU on struvite as a phosphorus source for greenhouse production of bedding plants and vegetable starts. Her research includes struvite derived from municipal wastewater and dairy manure. Craig Cogger opened the webinar with a brief overview of the phosphorus challenge. After Rita’s presentation of greenhouse research results, Keith Bowers discussed struvite production as one phosphorus removal technology for wastewater at livestock, food processing, and public sewage treatment sites. The webinar closed with a brief summary by Craig and an open question period.

Organic Tree Fruit Trends 2011

PowerPoint presentation.

Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from soil following liquid manure applications using a unit response curve method

G. Wang, S. Chen, C. Frear. Geoderma. Volume 170, 15 January 2012, Pages 295–304.

Biochar Produced from Anaerobically Digested Fiber Reduces Phosphorus in Dairy Lagoons

Streubel, J. D., H. P. Collins, J. M. Tarara, and R. L. Cochran.; Posted online 5 Jan. 2012

WSU Integrated Pest Management

WSU Entomology IPM website. Links to information on statewide IPM activities in Washington including crops, turf, garden, school grounds, and riparian buffers.