BIOAg in Action: Using Mycorrhizal Inoculants in Washington Wine Grape Production
Posted by Karen Hills | February 24, 2021
When it comes to organisms living in the soil, we mostly hear about the “bad guys”—soilborne pests. However, there are many soil organisms that are beneficial to crops. Among these beneficial organisms, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi…
Pathways to Progress in Tackling Stormwater Runoff in Near-Urban Agricultural Areas
Posted by Kevin Hyde | February 18, 2021
Stormwater runoff, particularly from roadways, is one of the leading sources of water pollution in Puget Sound. Stormwater pollution impacts people and ecosystems in different ways. Many of the things Puget Sound residents hold dear…
Vermifiltration: A low-cost, environmentally sustainable way to treat dairy waste?
Posted by Embrey Bronstad | February 15, 2021
What do you call the worm that ate Mozart? A DECOMPOSER! But for one central Washington dairy, a treatment system is using worms, not to decompose manure but to address the knotty and chronic issue of excessive nutrient levels. And now WSU researchers are studying just how helpful those worms might be to the Washington dairy industry.