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Integrative analyses of pome fruits associated microbiota for decay prevention and health benefits

Microbiota associated with fruits are strongly affected by agricultural practices, but there is only sparse data available on fungal and bacterial diversity in biologically intensive,…

Human Health from Soil to Society: Barley β-glucan and glycemic control

Our proposed work directly addresses the Sustaining Health Grand Challenge through the initiation of the first collaborative study between CAHNRS and ESFCOM, utilizing our Soil…

Cider Sensory Evaluation Guide: A Peer-reviewed Extension Publication For Cider makers, Cider distributors, and Researchers

Knowledge of the underlying factors of cider’s sensory characteristics and the techniques for assessment is critical to the consistent production of high-quality end product. Our…

Breeding colored wheat and barley for nutrition and novelty for low-input integrated farms

In western Washington growers utilize small grains as a rotational crop to break disease and pest cycles as well as resting the soil between more…

Garden-based STEM nutrition and biology K-12 curriculum to increase pulse consumption

Despite being rich in protein, fiber, and phytonutrients, pulse crops remain an underutilized food in typical American diets. To help promote pulse consumption, we developed…

Biodiversity and the Natural Suppression of Human Pathogens

Restoring livestock to mixed-vegetable farms allows on-farm fertilizer production and the sale of high-value meat products.  Likewise, diversifying farms with native plants provides habitat for…

Cascadia Grains Conference

The Cascadia Grains Conference brings together farmers, processors and end-users, as well as investors, brokers and local government officials to support rebuilding a grain economy…

Sustainable Sanitation Technique for Postharvest Quality and Safety of Organic Fruits

A robust infrastructure is integral to the quality, growth and sustainability of the organic agriculture industry, including requirements for product safety. The microbial safety of…

Understanding the molecular basis of phytonutrient composition differences in organic tomatoes via quantitative transcriptome analysis

In an ongoing BIOAg supported study, it has been shown that tomatoes grown with organic nitrogen sources had higher phytonutrient contents than those fertilized with…

Increasing local dry bean production and markets through on-farm variety trials and nutrition education

The goal of the full research project is to conduct dry bean variety trials, market surveys, and human nutrition education in Northwest Washington to increase…
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