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Air Quality Program

Research

Research is funded by fees collected through the purchase of agricultural burn permits.  Below are links to research projects and research proposals recommended for funding.

2016 Research Proposals:

2015 Research Proposals:

2014 Research Updates:

2013 Research Updates:

2012 Research Updates:

Final reports/presentations from the 2009-2011 alternatives to Agricultural Burning Research:

2011 Agricultural Burning Research Updates:

2010 Alternatives to Burning Research Presentations:

Summary of Research Projects Funded by the Ag Burn Task Force

Research funded with agricultural burn permit monies:


Lind Irrigated Cropping Systems

Lind Irrigated - Plant Disease

Alternatives to Burning Crop Residues in Alfalfa Grown for Seed

Reduced Burning Canola Wide row Spacing Project

Cereal Straw Utilization for Fibers and Chemicals

Development of Kentucky Bluegrass for Non‐burn Seed Production

Straw Management and Crop Rotation Alternatives to Burning


Economics an Irrigated No-Till vs. Burning and Plowing of Stubble Progress Report -- Final Report

Alternatives to Burning for Goat Grass Control

Blue Grass Emissions Study

Paper Manufacturing Using Agricultural Residue

Straw-Based Particleboard

Strip Tillage, Stubble Burning Alternative

Sustained Seed Yield of Kentucky Bluegrass Without Burning

The Wilke Project

Final Report - Cereal-Grain Open-Field Burning - Emissions Study

Straw Management and Crop Rotation Alternatives to Stubble Burning

Direct Seeding into Heavy Irrigated Stubble Instead of Burning Proposal -- Progress report

Cereal Straw Utilization for Paper Proposal -- Progress report -- Final report 2003

Presentation of proposals for the 2011-2013 Research:

Management of Fresh Wheat Residue for Irrigated Winter Canola Production

Straw Management and Crop Rotation Alternatives to Stubble Burning Proposal

Paper and Chemical Production from Ag Residue Proposal

Proposals funded by the Agricultural Burning Practices and Research Task Force, for the 2005-2007 biennium:

Direct Seeding into Heavy Irrigated Stubble as an Alternative to Burning

2006 Direct Seed Research Update

Eastern Washington Straw Residue as a Viable Fiber Source

2006 Straw Residue Research Update

Alternatives to Burning and Their Effects on Pests in alfalfa Seed Fields

2006 Alternatives to Burning in alfalfa seed fields Research Update

Development of Turf-type Kentucky Bluegrass Varieties for Washington State

2006 High Yielding Kentucky Bluegrass for Non-Thermal Management Research Update

Proposals funded by the Agricultural Burning Practices and Research Task Force, for the 2003-2005 biennium:

Straw Management and Crop Rotation Alternatives to Stubble Burning-Year 2, Proposal -- Progress report -- Final Report

Direct Seeding into Heavy Irrigated Stubble as an Alternative to Burning, Proposal -- Progress Report

Development of High Yielding Turf-type Kentucky Bluegrass Varieties for Non-thermal Management in Washington State, Proposal -- Progress report

Eastern Washington Straw Residue as a Viable Fiber Source (This is a continuation of research project, Cereal Straw Utilization for Paper)  Executive Summary  Progress Report

Research related to field burning in Washington, not funded through the Agricultural Burning Permit Research Fund:

Exposure and Health Assessments of the Effects of Agricultural Field Burning in Young Adults with Asthma Living in Pullman Washington,Lee-Jane Sally Liu

Quantifying Post-Harvest Emissions From Bluegrass Seed Production field Burning W.J. Johnston, Ph.D. & C.T.Golob, M.S.

Air Quality from Agricultural Field Burning in Eastern Washington, Jorge Rodrigo Jimenez, Masters Thesis

Eastern Washington Agricultural Burning PM2.5 Characterization Project, "Smoke Net"

Washington State University's Independent Evaluation of Air Quality Impacts from Agricultural Burning in Eastern Washington, Candis S. Claiborn, Ph.D.

Hydrocarbons, Irritating and Toxic Phenols, and other Biological Toxins in smoke from burning Wheat Stubble, Annual Report, June 1, 2003 Candis S. Claiborn, Ph.D. & Jeff Corkill, Ph. D.

Hydrocarbons, Irritating and Toxic Phenols, and other Biological Toxins in smoke from burning Wheat Stubble, Annual Report August 1, 2002. Candis S. Claiborn, Ph.D. & Jeff Corkill, Ph.D. 


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