2017 Publications

Video: Recovering Nutrients from Manure – New Tools for Maintaining Air and Water Quality

Hall, S., and G.G. Yorgey. 2017.  Produced by CAHNRS Communications. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.  This video profiles two Washington State dairies – Edaleen Dairy and Royal Dairy – who have implemented new technologies that partition, and in some cases recover, some of the nitrogen and phosphorus in manure. The video discusses both the potential that these new tools have to improve manure management for dairies, and some of the challenges that remain.

Building Soils for Better Crops – 2016 Conference

Northwest U.S. Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Collaboratively Defined Research and Extension Priorities

Georgine Yorgey, Sonia A. Hall, Elizabeth Allen, Elizabeth Whitefield, Nichole Embertson, Vincent P. Jones, Kirti Rajagopalan, Brooke R Saari, Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, Bea Van Horne, John Abatzoglou, Harold P. Collins, Laurie Houston, Timothy W Ewing, and Chad E. Kruger,  Front. Environ. Sci., 31 August 2017

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2016

Kirby E. and D. Granatstein. A summary of the Washington organic sector in 2016, including certified and transition crop acres, dairy numbers, and organic farm gate sales. Additional data on national and global trends are included as well as a summary of key findings for Washington from the 2015 USDA Organic Producer Survey. Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops, dairy, and sales.  Powerpoint format.

Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit: Washington State 2016

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein.  Current statistics on organic tree fruit acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, exports, and markets. Includes some global area data and national area and production data. Annotated Powerpoint format.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2008-2016

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2008-2016, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county. Numbers of organic dairies and dairy cows are also included.

BioEarth Agricultural Adaptation Scenarios Stakeholder Workshop Summary Report

Allen, E., C.E. Kruger, K. Rajagopalan, M. Brady, K. Malek, S. Richey & J.C. Adam. (2017).  Washington State University.

Snapshot of organic farming 2016

D. Granatstein and E. Kirby. This article provides a review of key data on the Washington organic sector in 2015 and some preliminary data for 2016.  From Tilth Producers Quarterly, January 2017.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2007-2015

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. WSU Extension TB43E. July 2017. 15 pp.  Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2007-2015, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county. Numbers of organic dairies and dairy cows are also included.

Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Research and Extension Priorities in the Northwest

Yorgey, Georgine; Kruger, Chad; Saari, Brooke; Hall, Sonia A.; Whitefield, Elizabeth; Embertson, Nichole;  Jones, Vincent P. Rajagopalan, Kirti; Allen, Elizabeth; Roesch-McNally, Gabrielle; Van Horne, Beatrice; Abatzoglou, John; Collins, Hal; Houston, Laurie; Seavert, Clarke; Ewing Timothy. (2017). Technical Publication from the Agriculture in a Changing Climate Workshop, held in Kennewick, WA, March 9-11, 2016. Published February 28, 2017.

Birds of Prey and Dairy Farms

This video explains a variety of attempts to encourage natural predators as biocontrol for pest birds and rodents in agriculture, particularly dairies. 3 minutes. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA under award number FW14-012 Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE). Opinions expressed are those of the researchers.