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Washington State University - Puyallup Organic Farming Systems and Nutrient Management

Events and New:

Compost Facility Operator Training

October 2017. Training and certification for Compost Facility Operators, Managers, and officials involved with Composting. Hands on composting, field trips, examination.

♣ WSU Puyallup Research Center Puyallup, WA. Class location, directions.

♣ Washington Organic Recycling Council.  Registration Brochure, details (check back for 2017 information).

Compost Operator Training, WSU Events and New

Compost Operator Training, WSU Events and New Compost Operator Training, WSU Events and New Compost Operator Training, WSU Events and New

New publications on the site:

Research Publications, Peer Reviewed

Urban highway roadside soils and shrub plantings are enhanced by surface applied and incorporated organic amendments. Bary. A. R.L. Hummel, and C. Cogger. 2016. J. Arbor. Urban Hort. 42:418-427.
(♣ Request pdf e-copy)

Fate of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance during digestion and composting: A review. Youngquist, C.P, S.M. Mitchell, and C.G. Cogger. 2016. J. Environ. Qual. 45:537-545. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.05.0256
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Soil physical properties, nitrogen, and crop yield in organic vegetable production systems. Cogger. C.G., A.I. Bary, E.A. Myhre, A. Fortuna, and D.P. Collins. 2016.  Agron. J. 108:1142-1154. doi:12.2134agronj2015.0335
(♣ PDF-Online)

Potential carbon sequestration and nitrogen cycling in long-term organic management systems. Bhowmik, A. Fortuna, L.J. Cihacek, A.I. Bary, P.M Carr, and C.G. Cogger. 2016.  Renewable Agric Food Sys. doi:10.1017/S1742170516000429
(♣ PDF-Online)

Use of biological indicators of soil health to estimate reactive nitrogen dynamics in long-term organic vegetable and pasture systems. Bhowmik, A. Fortuna, L.J. Cihacek, A.I. Bary, and C.G. Cogger. 2016.  Soil Biol. Biochem. 103:308-319.
(♣ PDF-Online)

Antibiotic degradation during thermophilic composting.  Mitchell, S.M., J.L. Ullman, A. Bary, C.G. Cogger, A.L. Teel, and R.J. Watts.  2015. Water Air Soil Pollut. 226:13.
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Influence of seeding ratio, planting date, and termination date on rye-hairy vetch cover crop mixture performance under organic management. Lawson A., C. Cogger, A.Bary, A. Fortuna. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129597. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129597
(♣ PDF-Online)

Cover crop effects on light, nitrogen, and weeds in organic reduced tillage. Wayman, S., C.G Cogger., C. Benedict, D.P. Collins, I Burke, and A.I Bary. 2015. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 39:647-665. doi: 10.1080/21683565.2015.1018398
(♣ PDF-Online)

Extension Publications, Peer Reviewed

Backyard Composting.  Cogger, G., D.M. Sullivan, A. Bary.  2017. Washington State University Extension Bulletin EB1784E.
(♣ PDF-Online)

Fertilizing with yard trimmings from landscape maintenance. Bary, A.I., C.G. Cogger, and D. Sullivan.  2016.  Washington State University Extension Publication FS222E.
(♣ PDF-Online)

Fertilizing with biosolids. Sullivan, D.M., C. G. Cogger, and A.I. Bary.  Revised 2015. PNW 508. Oregon State University Extension Service.
(♣ PDF-Online)

Break-even analysis of small-scale production of pastured organic poultry.  Painter, K., E. Myhre, A. Bary, C. Cogger, and W. Jemmett. 2015. Pacific Northwest Extension Publication PNW 665.
(♣ PDF-Online♣ Excel XLSX spreadsheet for calculating costs-Online)