2013 Publications

Agriculture – Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation

Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Susan M. Capalbo, Laurie L. Houston, Jodi Johnson-Maynard, Chad Kruger, & Beau Olen. Chapter 6 in, Dalton, M.M., P.W. Mote, and A.K. Snover [Eds.]. 2013. Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities. Washington, D.C. Island Press.

Pesticide Dietary Risk Analytical System

The M2M Dietary Risk Analytical System allows users to evaluate the pesticide residues and risks in food. Users can compare conventional and organic foods, foods grown in different countries and examine how pesticide residues have changed since the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996.

Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition: A United States-Wide, 18-Month Study

Benbrook CM, Butler G, Latif MA, Leifert C, Davis DR (2013) PLoS ONE 8(12):e82429.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082429  Key findings and media coverage available HERE.

Dairy Waste Biorefinery

Kennedy, N., C. Frear, M. Garcia-Perez, C. Kruger, and S. Chen. 2013. Concept illustration and description.

Survey Highlights: Farmers Markets and the Experiences of Market Managers in Washington State

Ostrom, M. & Donovan, C. 2013.

Economics of Dairy Digesters in Washington State

Kennedy, N. 2013.  BioCycle Magazine. Feasibility study supports a shift from the conventional CHP model to a renewable natural gas (RNG) model that takes advantage of the accelerating move to natural gas fuels in the transportation sector.

Organic Waste Biorefinery

Kennedy, N., C. Frear, M. Garcia-Perez, C. Kruger, and S. Chen. 2013. Concept illustration and description.

Summary Report: Farmers Markets and the Experiences of Market Managers in Washington State

Ostrom, M. and C. Donovan. 2013.

Review of emerging nutrient recovery technologies for farm-based anaerobic digesters and other renewable energy systems

Prepared for Innovation Center for US Dairy by Jingwei Ma, Nick Kennedy, Georgine Yorgey and Craig Frear.  Nov 2013.  Washington State University.

The effects of the antibiotics ampicillin, florfenicol, sulfamethazine, and tylosin on biogas production and their degradation efficiency during anaerobic digestion

Mitchell, S., J. Ullman, A. Teel, R. Watts, C. Frear.  Bioresource Technology Volume 149, December 2013, Pages 244–252.

Integrating Livestock into Dryland Organic Crop Rotations

Carpenter-Boggs, L., Painter, K., and Wachter, J. Recorded webinar presentation delivered October 22, 2013.  It covers a variety of reasons to integrate livestock into crop rotations, and summarizes past research on the topic. It is directed towards beginning growers interested in diversifying their income and crop rotations, towards educators and Extension workers, and towards a more general audience wanting to learn more about mixed crop-livestock systems.

Anaerobic Digestion

CSANR webpage.  Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a process in which organic matter is converted into methane by bacteria in the absence of oxygen. Under typical dairy farm conditions manure is stored in open ponds and applied to fields, where decomposition often occurs under anaerobic conditions. This leads to the natural, open-air production of methane, a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the warming value of carbon dioxide. By enclosing, controlling and accelerating this natural anaerobic conversion process, not only can the methane be contained, but it can be converted to renewable energy, providing two mechanisms for carbon sequestration and global warming reduction – methane capture/conversion and fossil-fuel energy offset.

Critical Research Needs for Successful Food Systems Adaptation to Climate Change

Miller, M., M. Anderson, C. Francis, C. Kruger, C. Barford, J. Park, and B. McCown. 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2013.034.016   Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

Profile of Small Farms in Washington State Agriculture

Ostrom, M. & C. Donovan. 2013. WSU Fact Sheet FS072E.  The fact sheet shows overall trends in farm numbers and the structure of agriculture in Washington.

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Technology Certificate Program

Website highlighting a WSU – Bellingham Technical College partnership to offer training for anaerobic digestion technicians.  Full curriculum, videos and more available online.

Irrigated Ag Information Service

A new WSU Extension website for agricultural industry professionals is designed to provide users with a customizable source of timely information on all aspects of irrigated agriculture. The service is completely free and was developed by a team of WSU Extension irrigation and agronomy experts.

Researching Farmer Characteristics and Strategically Deploying the Data

Recorded webinar presented Sept 25, 2013 by WSU Small Farms Program’s Colleen Donovan.  Hosted by Farmers Market Coalition.

Educational Opportunities

CSANR Educational Opportunities pages include WSU degree program information and continuing education opportunities.

Statistics on Organic Agriculture

Kirby, E. & D. Granatstein. CSANR’s organic statistics webpages.

Measure to Manage

Program page for the Measure to Manage (M2M) program at CSANR.  Farm and food diagnostics for sustainability and health.

International Quinoa Research Symposium Broadcast Webinar

Recordings from August 12-14, 2013 symposium.

Efficient Use of Algal Biomass Residues for Biopower Production with Nutrient Recycle: Final Project Report

Jarvis, E. R. Davis, C. Frear. Aug 2013.

Anaerobic Digestion Systems: Integrating emerging technologies to improve environmental and economic impact

C. Frear, C.Kruger, H. Collins, M. Garcia-Perez, C. Stockle, R. Shumway, G. Astill, T. Ewing, N. Kennedy, T. Khalil, and G. Yorgey. July 2013. Academic Poster.

2011-2013 Anaerobic Digestion Related R&D Research Summary for WSU ARC/WSDA Appendix-A Funds

Frear, C, M. Garcia-Perez, C. Kruger, S. Chen. 2013.

Methanosarcina domination in anaerobic sequencing batch reactor at short hydraulic retention time

J. Ma, B. Zhao, C. Frear, Q. Zhao, L. Yu, X. Li, S. Chen. June 2013.Bioresource Technology Volume 137, June 2013, Pages 41–50.

Soil Fertility in Organic Systems: A Guide for Gardeners and Small Acreage Farmers

Collins,D. C. Miles, C. Cogger, R. Koenig. 2013.  Pacific Northwest Extension Publication PNW646.

REACCHPNA Monitoring Greenhouse Gases with the Eddy Covariance Flux Tower (3 min)

May 2013. This video describes how researchers at WSU monitor greenhouse gas exchanges in cereal-based cropping systems using the eddy covariance flux tower. Includes description of flux tower components. This work is part of the REACCH PNA research project.

Anaerobic Digestion: Beyond Waste Management

May 2013. CSANR produced a 7.5 minute video showing how state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion systems can offer multiple benefits to society.

Anaerobic Digestion of Algal Biomass Residues with Nutrient Recycle

April 2013. Zhao, B., J. Ma, Q. Zhao, and C. Frear.  WSU subcontract work on Department of Energy Project 22902.

A simple methodology for rate-limiting step determination for anaerobic digestion of complex substrates and effect of microbial community ratio

J. Ma, C. Frear, Z. Wang, L. Yu, Q. Zhao, X. Li, S. Chen. Bioresource Technology.  Volume 134, April 2013, Pages 391–395.

Kinetics of psychrophilic anaerobic sequencing batch reactor treating flushed dairy manure

J. Ma, L. Yu, C. Frear, Q. Zhao, X. Li, S. Chen. Bioresource Technology.  Volume 131, March 2013, Pages 6–12.

Family Forest Owners and Climate Change: Understanding, Attitudes, and Educational Needs

Grotta, A.T., J.H. Creighton, C. Schnepf, and S. Kantor. 2013. J. For. 111(2): 87–93.

Soil Carbon Dynamics and Climate Change Mitigation in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Yorgey, G. 2013.  Recorded webinar.  Part of Pacific Northwest Agriculture and Climate Change Webinar Series available here http://csanr.wsu.edu/webinars/pnw-ag-and-climate-change/ .

Using Biodegradable Plastics as Agricultural Mulches

Corbin, A., Cowan, J., Miles, C.A., Hayes, D., Dorgan, J., Inglis, D.A., January 2013. WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS103E.