Assessing Soil Quality in Intensive Organic Management Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2003: $107,696.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $10,772.00
Region: Western
State: Washington
Principal Investigator:
David Granatstein
WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
Craig Cogger
WSU Research and Extension Center

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples
  • Vegetables: beans, carrots


  • Crop Production: cover crops, municipal wastes, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, relay cropping
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Pest Management: flame, mulches - living, physical control
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.