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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 2018 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
(♣ Request pdf e-copy)

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)

Extension Publications, Peer Reviewed

Raised Beds.  Will They Benefit Your Vegetable Garden?  Cogger, C.  2017. Washington State University Extension Bulletin FS075E.
(♣ PDF-Online)

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)