Throughout this site there are links to documents of various file types.
Please contact our Statewide Program Leader if you require this information in a different format.

Organic gardening publications

Gardener turning compost.

Pest management

Beneficial Insects, Spiders and Mites in Your Garden: Who they are and how to get them to stay – EM067E

Beneficial Nematodes – PNW544

Biochar: A Gardener’s Primer – FS147E

Cornmeal and Corn Gluten Meal Applications in Gardens and Landscapes – FS326E

Lady Beetles: Should We Buy Them For Our Gardens? – FS268E

Natural Insecticides – PNW649

Organic Fungicides – FS128E

Organic Management of Flea Beetles – PNW640

Organic Pest Management in Backyard Fruit Trees and Berry Patches – EM066E

Pesticide Ingredient: Acetic acid – FS161E

Physiological Leafroll of Tomato – PNW616

Gardening methods

Cover Crops for Home Gardeners East of the Cascades – FS117E

Cover Crops for Home Gardens West of the Cascades – FS111E

Efficacy and Environmental Consequences of Kelp-based Garden Products – FS330E

Epsom Salt Use in Home Gardens and Landscapes – FS308E

Gypsum Use in Home Gardens and Landscapes – FS307E

Home Vegetable Gardening in Washington – EM057E

Hugelkultur: What is it, and should it be used in home gardens? – FS283E

Methods for Successful Cover Crop Management in Your Home Garden – FS119E

Organic Soil Amendments in Yards and Gardens – FS123E

Pollination and Pollinator Protection – FS174E

Portable Field Hoop House – EM015

Potential Contaminants in Residential Rain Barrel Water – FS280E

Protecting Water Resources: Planting and Caring for Home Wetlands – FS091E

Raised Beds – Deciding if they Benefit Your Vegetable Garden – FS075E

Using Cereal Straw Bales in Home Gardens – FS329E