Research

The farm is available to the WSU scientific community to conduct organic research projects. Please contact Brad Jaeckel jaeckel@wsu.edu.

 

WSU and Organic Agriculture

Pioneering Farms of the Future, a must read.

Also in the news…

NSF supports sustainability

Interdisciplinary smartFARM brings global impact

The Organic smartFARM project harnesses interdisciplinary teamwork to design sustainable systems into the organic farm at WSU Pullman.

With preliminary funding from a National Science Foundation grant, the project promotes hands-on learning that will result in a replicable model adaptable for others to use worldwide. Read more.

Asparagus soil, cutting tested

Undergrad research extends harvest at organic farm

Participants in the WSU organic farm’s community supported agriculture (CSA) project received fresh asparagus in their weekly box for the first time this summer, thanks to the work of WSU undergraduate Brian Koepke. Read more.

Students build renewable power project for organic farm

WSU’s organic farm wanted a clean power source, so a group of engineering students is providing a wind turbine and solar panels. The project began in the fall, recently broke ground and should be completed by summer. Read more.

Past Projects

Yield of Leafy Greens in High Tunnel Winter Production in the Northwest United States, Kristy Borrelli, Richard T. Koenig, Brad Jaeckel, Carol A. Miles
Environmental Factors on the Nitrate Content of Winter Grown Leafy Green, Kristy Ott, MS thesis project

Watermelon variety trial, Carol Miles, WSU Vegetable Extension Specialist

Winter vegetables, Brad Jaeckel, Grower/Rancher SARE grant