West

Evaluation of day-neutral strawberries in organic systems in Washington

Summary

Investigator: Patrick Moore, Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Puyallup, WA
Project location: Puyallup, Washington

Study Helps Steer Organic Rice Producers to New & Effective Fertilizers

Summary

Project title: Evaluation of alternative nitrogen sources for California rice systems
Investigator: Bruce Linquist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA
Project location: Sacramento Valley, California

Vineyard Research Shows Pest Management Value of Songbird Nest Boxes

Summary

Project location: Central and north coast of California

Harnessing aphid alarm pheromone to rid broccoli heads of aphids

Summary

Investigator: Phillip Fujiyoshi, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
Project location: Davis, California

The purpose of this project was to find a way to make aphid-infested broccoli heads marketable by inducing the aphids to walk away in response to alarm pheromone.

Field Days for Women Organic Farmers: A Success Story

Summary

Educating women farmers about certified organic production

Coordinator: Melissa Matthewson, Southern Oregon Research and Experiment Station, Central Point, OR
Project location: Southwestern Oregon

Many women enjoy learning environments that are geared for women only. Recognizing this interest, the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Small Farms program, with OFRF support, sponsored four on-farm field days hosted by and for women organic and transitioning farmers.

Biological mediation of apple replant disease in organic apple orchards

Summary

Investigator: Lori Hoagland, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Project location: Eastern Washington state

Enhancing biological control of insect pests using flowering intercrops in wine grape ecosystems

Summary

Investigator: Miguel Altieri, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Project location: Sonoma and Napa counties, California

The liberation of the Odairy archives

Summary

Coordinator: Ed Maltby, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA), Deerfield, Massachusetts
Stakeholders: U.S. organic dairy producers (and their cows)

Finding cost-effective weed and nutrient management practices in organic pear orchards

Summary

Investigator: Chuck Ingels, University of California Cooperative Extension, Sacramento County, Sacramento, California
Project location: Joe Green Ranch, Courtland, California (certified organic in 2009)

Pages

Subscribe to West