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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 ...
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 ...
Report: A brief look at the Washington apple industry: past and present
This paper summarizes the history of the apple industry in Washington state from the 19th century to the early 21st with consideration of findings by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Report: Current trends in organic tree fruit production
Organic fruit production is the largest segment of organic farming in Washington State by acreage and farm-gate value. With depressed prices for conventional apples and pears, many growers have considered organic production ...
Proceedings: Nitrogen cycling and partitioning under alternative organic orchard floor management strategies
(Western Nutrient Management Symposium, Salt Lake City, 2007)
Organic orchard systems are a significant and growing component of Washington State agriculture, yet sustainable methods of nitrogen (N) fertility and weed management remain a challenge. Nutrient supply is dependent on ...