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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 ...
Working paper: The economic value of biochar in crop production and carbon sequestration
This paper estimates the economic value of biochar application on agricultural cropland for carbon sequestration and its soil amendment properties. In particular, we consider the carbon emissions avoided when biochar is ...
Presentation: Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State, 2014
The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) has been providing statistical profiles on the Washington State organic sector since 2000. Annual updates on all crops reported have been done since ...
Presentation: Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit, Washington State 2012
The following set of slides presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data. Data come from various sources including certifiers [e.g., ...
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.
Presentation: Current status of organic agriculture in Washington state, 2013
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, 2013.
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 ...
The need for a soil quality index: local and regional perspectives
(American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 1992)
Our knowledge of soil is based primarily on quantitative analysis of isolated physical, chemical, and biological properties. However, the interaction of these quantitative aspects determines soil quality. Integrative tools ...
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 ...