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Proceedings: Biointensive management of the orchard understory
The concept of “sustainable agriculture” has become widely accepted by growers, consumers, and policymakers as an important guide for the future direction of food production systems. While we cannot know today what will ...
Presentation: Soil health in orchards: An introduction
This presentation summarizes the chemical, biological, and physical factors that contribute to soil health. It also raises questions about how soil health can be measured and the relationship between soil health and fruit ...
Presentation: Organic tree fruit trends, 2013
These slides presented by the WSU-Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources document growth in organic fruit sales during the 2000s in the United States.
Proceedings: Organic tree fruit production, promise, and pitfalls
Organic food sales in the U.S. and other countries continue to grow at an estimated 20 to 25% per year. This has occurred for the past 10 years and shows no sign of abating (Fig. 1). The Organic Trade Association estimates ...
Presentation: Soil health: Its role in today's orchard systems
This presentation considers the role of organic matter in soil health and orchard performance. It also describes measures of soil health.
Report: Certified Organic Acreage and Sales in Washington State, 2012
The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use in farm and business ...
Proceedings: 3rd National Organic Tree Fruit Research Symposium. Chelan, WA, Selections
This section of the Proceedings 3rd National Organic Tree Fruit Research Symposium includes two presentations by David Granatstein and members of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources: "Organic ...
Presentation: Current Status of Organic Agriculture in Washington State, 2012
This presentation by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources summarizes trends in organic farming in the Pacific Northwest. Data as of December 15, 2012.
Proceedings: Current status of organic research and education in Washington and Oregon
Organic farming has grown rapidly in Washington and Oregon over the past 15 years. Certified organic acreage in Washington alone increased 8-fold between 1993 and 2002. Yet the approximately 57,000 certified acres in the ...
Proceedings: Has the Organic Bubble Burst? Current Trends in Organic Tree Fruit Production
Is there a bubble for organic fruit? Probably not. Global production of all organic horticultural crops has expanded dramatically over the past several years, increasing 56% from 2005 to 2008, compared to a 10% increase ...