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Mulches

Abstracts

Wszelaki, A., J. Moore, S. Ghimire, and C. Miles. 2016. Adhesion of biodegradable mulches to pie pumpkins: a production and quality consideration. ASHS National Conference, Atlanta, GA Aug 8-11 2016.

Ghimire, S., E. Scheenstra, J. Cowan, H.Y. Sintim, M. Flury, D. Inglis and C. Miles. 2016.Deterioration of biodegradable plastic mulch in pumpkin production in Northwest Washington. American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference, ASHS National Conference, Atlanta, GA, Aug 8-11 2016.

Ghimire, S., A. Wszelaki, J. Moore, H.Y. Sintim, M. Flury, D. Inglis, and C. Miles. 2016. Biodegradable plastic mulch provided weed control, yield, and quality of pie pumpkin comparable to polyethylene mulch. ASHS National Conference, Atlanta, GA, Aug 8-11 2016.

Cowan, J. 2016.Biodegradable mulch films: their constituents and suitability for organic agriculture. ASHS National Conference, Atlanta GA Aug 8-11 2016.

Sintim, H.Y., S. Bandopadhyay, S. Ghimire, M. Flury, A.I. Bary, S. Schaeffer, J.M. DeBruyn, C. Miles, D. Inglis. 2015. Soil quality, moisture, and temperature evaluation under different biodegradable mulches. American Society of Agronomy (ASA)-Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)-Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)-Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 15-18 Nov 2015.

Sintim, H.Y, S. Bandopadhyay, S. Ghimire, M. Flury, A. Bary, S. Schaeffer, J. DeBruyn, C. Miles, and D. Inglis. 2016. Soil quality and colloid transport under biodegradable mulches. EGU2016-18410, EGU General Assembly 2016, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18.

Corbin A., Miles, C., Hayes, D., Dorgan, J., and Roozen J. 2009. Suitability of biodegradable plastic mulches in certified organic production. HortScience 44(4):1040.

Cowan, J., C. Miles, K. Leonas, H. Liu, A. Saxton and D. Inglis. 2013. Evaluating visual assessments of mulch deterioration to predict changes in mulch mechanical properties. HortScience 48(9):S224.

Cowan, J., C. Miles and D. Inglis. 2013. Deterioration of three biodegradable plastic mulches before and after soil incorporation in a broccoli production system. HortScience 48(9):S223.

Dharmalingam, S., Dunlap, R.N., Hayes, D.G., Wadsworth, L.C. 2012. Evaluating the biodegradation of polylactic acid (PLA) and PLA-blended-polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) nonwovens as agricultural mulches through soil burial studies. 20th anniversary celebration of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Meeting for September 18–21, in Denton, Texas.

Hayes, D.G., Wadsworth, L.C., Dharmalingam, S., Leonas, K.K., Miles, C., Inglis, D.A., Hablot, E., and Narayan, R. 2012. Poly(Lactic Acid)/ Poly(Hydroxyalkanoate) Nonwovens as Biodegradable Agricultural Mulches. 20th anniversary celebration of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Meeting for September 18–21, in Denton, Texas.

Hayes, D.G., Wadsworth, L.C., Wszelaki, A., Martin, J., Washington, T., Pannell, C.T., Wallace, R., Leonas, K.K. Liu, H., Miles, C. and Inglis, D.A. August 7–10, 2011. Poly(lactic acid)-based biodegradable mulches for “Green” agriculture. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Hayes, D.G., Wadsworth, L.C., Wszelaki, A., Martin, J., WA, T., Pannell, T., Wallace, R., Leonas, K.K., Liu, H., Miles, C., and Inglis, D. 2010. Poly(lactic acid)-based biodegradable mulches for “Green” Agriculture. 18th Annual Meeting of the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society, October 13–16, Toronto, Canada.

Inglis, D., Miles, C., Belasco, E., Brodhagen, M., Corbin, A., Espinola-Arredondo, A., Hayes, D., Jones, R., Lee, R., Leonas, K., Liu, H., Marsh, T., Moore-Kucera, K., Wadsworth, L., Wallace, R., Walters, T., and A. Wszelaki. 2010. Biodegradable mulches for specialty crops produced under protective covers. Annual Meeting American Society Horticultural Sciences, August 2–5, Palm Desert, CA. HortScience 45(8):S208-S209.

Leonas, K.K., Wadsworth, L., Liu, H., Hayes, D.G., Wallace, R., Miles, C., Cowan, J., Wszelaki, A., Martin, J., Inglis, D. 2011. Degradable Agricultural Mulch, a Technical Textile: Year 1 of a Comprehensive Field Study. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference for November 2–6, in Philadelphia, PA.

Leonas, K.K., Liu, H., Cowan, J., Hayes, D.G., Wadsworth, L.C., Wallace, R., Miles, C., Wszelaki, A., Martin, J. and Inglis, D. May 23–25, 2011. Degradable mulch for agriculture: Yr 1 comprehensive analysis of a field study. The Fiber Society Spring 2011 Conference, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Leonas, K.K. Wadsworth, L., Liu, H., Hayes, D.G., Wallace, R., Miles, C., Cowan, J., Wszelaki, A., Martin, J., and Inglis, D. Nov 2–6, 2011. Degradable agricultural mulch, a technical textile: Year 1 of a comprehensive field study. Proceedings International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Leonas, K.K. Jan 4–7, 2011. Degradable mulch for agriculture: Year 1 of a field study. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conference: Nonwovens Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Maimekov,Adilet. 2011. WSU non-thesis M.S. on ‘Factors determining prices of commodity thermoplastics.’ WSU School of Economic Sciences, Pullman, WA. 36 p.

Martin, J.T. and Wszelaki, A.L. 2013. Assessment of degradable alternatives for plastic mulch for organic tomato production in the Southeast. HortScience 48:S126.

Moore-Kucera, J., Li, C., Davinic, M., Fultz, L., Lee, J., Miles, C., Inglis, D., Brodhagen, M., Wallace, R.W.,Cowan, Martin, J. 2011. Biodegradable mulches: Short-term degradability and impacts on soil health. HortScience 46(10): S68.

Wadsworth, L.C., Washington, T.L., Hayes, D.G., Wszelaki, A.L., Martin, J., Lee, J., Pannell, C.T., Miles, C. and Inglis, D.A. 2011. Study of biodegradable mulch materials in a greenhouse environment–Part 1, cellulosic and melt-spun 100% PLA nonwovens. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics.

Wadsworth, L.C., Hayes, D.G., Wszelaki, A.L., Lee, J., Leonas, K.K., Martin, J., Washington, T.L., Pannel, C., and Menlichenki, G. 2010. Biodegradation performance of cellulosic, meltblown PLA and spunbond PLA mulches in soil treatments used in crops. TAPPI NET Inc. Innovative Nonwovens Conference. November 10–12, Raleigh, NC.

Wadsworth, L.C., Wong, C.K. and Washington, T.L. 2010. Development of the next generation of renewable nonwovens for agricultural and disposable hygiene applications. NatureWorks’ Innovation Takes Root Conference, April 13–15, Dallas, TX.

Wadsworth, L.C., Wszelaki, A., Hayes, D.G., and Smith, B.R. 2009. Development of enhanced biodegradable mulch nonwovens to replace plastic films. Proceedings of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference, March 10–12, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Wadsworth, L.C., Wszelaki, A., Hayes, D.G., and Smith, B.R. 2009. Development of next generation of biodegradable mulch nonwovens to replace plastic films. Proceedings of the International Nonwovens Technical Conference, Denver, CO.

Wallace, R.W. and A.K. Petty. 2010. Biodegradable mulches for weed control. Abstract. Proceeding Weed Science Society of America, February 9, Denver, CO.

Book Chapters

Hayes, D., Dharmalingam. S., Wadsworth, L.C., Leonas, K.K., Miles, C., Inglis, D.A. 2012.  Biodegradable Agricultural Mulches Derived from Biopolymers. In: Degradable Polymers and Materials: Principles and Practice (2nd Edition). Khemani, K., and Scholz, C. (Eds). American Chemical Society, Chapter 13, pp. 201-223.

Miles, C. and T. Marsh. 2012. Biodegradable plastic mulches, China and U.S. In: Profit from Storage: The costs and benefits of water buffering. Steenbergen, F. van, A. Tuinhof and L. Knoop (Eds). Wageningen, The Netherlands: 3R Water Secretariat. ISBN:978-90-79658-05-3. Pp. 80-84.

Miles, C., Hayes, D., Moore-Kucera, J., Brodhagen, M., Marsh, T., Corbin, A., Wallace, R., Wszelaki, A., Walters, T. Lee, J., and Inglis, D. 2011.  Biodegradable alternatives to plastic mulch. In: Transforming Lives Transforming Landscapes. The Business of Sustainable Water Buffer Management. Steenbergen, F. van, A. Tuinhof and L. Knoop (Eds). Wageningen, The Netherlands: 3R Water Secretariat.

Extension Publications

Ghimire, S. and C. Miles. 2016. Dimensions and costs of polyethylene, paper and biodegradable plastic mulch(Extension factsheet)

Ghimire, S. and C. Miles. 2016. Mechanically laying biodegradable paper and plastic mulch. Washington State University Extension. (Extension factsheet)

Corbin, A., Cowan, J., Miles, C.A., Hayes, D., Dorgan, J., Inglis, D.A., January 2013. Using biodegradable plastics as agricultural mulches. Washington State University Extension Publication FS103E. 6 p.

Corbin, A.T., Miles, C., Cowan, J., Hayes, D., Moore-Kucera, J., and Inglis, D. 2013.Current and future prospects for biodegradable plastic mulch in certified organic production systems. eOrganic: Available online May 2, 2013.

Galinato, S.P., and Miles, C.A., November 2012. 2011 Cost Estimates of Producing Fresh Market Field-Grown Head Lettuce in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension Publication FS081E. 6 p.

Galinato, S.P., Miles, C.A. and Ponnaluru, S.S. 2012. 2011 Cost of Producing Fresh Market Field-Grown Tomatoes in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension Publication FS080E.

Gunter, C.C., Roos, D., and Wszelaki, A. 2010. Season extension methods for vegetable production. Extension Bulletin (In press). North Carolina State University. 8 p.

Popular Media Articles

Weaver, Bill and Mary Weaver. 2016. Biodegradable mulch research. Country Folks Grower Western Region 9(4, March):5, 17.

Spring, 2012. Mulch ado about garden plastics. By Eric Sorensen. Washington State Magazine, Spring 2012.

Fall 2011. Mulching it over. By Toni Auer. Research Texas. Fall 2011 issue.

January 2011. Paper or Plastic? By Steve Werblow. The Furrow Magazine by Deere and Co. Vol. 116, Issue 1.

September 28, 2010. Disappearing mulches: Researchers seek more earth-friendly alternatives to plastic bed covers. Source contact: Renee Stern, Contributing editor The Grower Magazine.

August 2010. Biodegradable mulch project applies textile science to agriculture. AG Power magazine. Author not named.

April 28, 2010. Growers find fresh niche with produce. Plainview Daily Herald Newspaper interview, Plainview, TX.

April 16, 2010. Biodegradable mulch project merges textile science and agriculture. Western Farmer Stockman.

April 8, 2010. Textiles play a big role in evaluation of mulch project. fibre2fashion.com online.

April 7, 2010. Biodegradable Mulch Project Applies Textile Science to Agriculture. By Kathryn R. Sullivan.

Spring 2010. Applying textiles science for possible impact on agriculture. Cougar Couture Newsletter, p 6. Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles, WSU.

March 24, 2010. On Solid Ground: Biodegradable mulch: Applying textile science for a positive impact on agriculture. By Kathryn R. Sullivan.

September 30, 2009. WSU Researchers Win $15 Million in USDA Specialty Crop Research Grants. Source contact: Dan Bernardo, Dean, WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.

Proceedings

Miles, C., and S. Ghimire. Biodegradable mulch films: their constituents and suitability for organic agriculture. 2015. New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference, Dec. 15-17 2015, Manchester NH, p. 204-206.

Schaeffer, S., M. Flury, H.Y. Sintim, S. Bandopadhyay, A.I. Bary, J. and DeBruyn. 2015. Assessing soil quality as affected by different mulches. American Geophysical Union (AGU)-Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec 2015.

Hayes, D.G., C. Miles, et al. 2016. Long-Term Impacts of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Sustainable Production of Fruits and Vegetables, 16th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society, Knoxville, TN, June 7-9.

English, M., S. Bandopadhyay, D.G. Hayes, J.M. DeBruyn, L.C. Wadsworth, S.M. Schaeffer. 2016. Temperature sensitivity of biodegradable plastic mulches to microbial decomposition. ASA-CCSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 6-9.

Sintim H., et al. Degradation of BDMs in Compost. ASA-CSSA-SSSA-Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 6-9, 2016.

Bandopadhyay, S. et al. Effect of BDMs on Soil Microorganisms. ASA-CSSA-SSSA-Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 6- 9, 2016.

Wszelaki, A., S. Ghimire, C. Miles and J. Moore. 2016. Biodegradable Mulches for Vegetable Production Systems, Pick TN Conference, Knoxville, TN, February 11-13, 2016.

Corbin, A., Cowan, J., Miles, C., Hayes, D., Dorgan, J., and Roozen, J. Suitability of biodegradable plastic mulches in certified organic production. 2012 NOFA Conference Proceedings.

Leonas, K.K. January 4–7, 2011. Degradable mulch for agriculture: Year 1 of a field study. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conference: Nonwovens Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Leonas, K., Liu H., Cowan, J., Hayes D., Wadsworth, L., Wallace, R., Miles, C., Wszelaki, A., Martin, J.,and Inglis, D. 2011. Degradable Mulch for Agriculture: Year 1 Comprehensive Analysis of a Field Study. The Fiber Society Spring 2011 Conference, Hong Kong.

Li, C., Davinic, M., Fultz, L., Lee, J., Wallace, R., Martin, J., Cowan, J., Raley, R. Jr., Miles, C., Inglis, D. and Moore-Kucera, J., October 17, 2011. Biodegradable mulches: Short-term degradability and impacts on soil health. Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, 123–8.

Smith, B.R., Wadsworth, L.C., Kamath, M.G., Wszelaki, A., and Sams, C.E. 2008. Development of next generation biodegradable mulch nonwovens to replace polyethylene plastic. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Textiles, October 21–24, Wuxi, China.

Wadsworth, L.C., Wszelaki, A., Hayes, D.G., and Smith, B.R. 2009. Development of enhanced biodegradable mulch nonwovens to replace plastic films. Proceedings of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference, March 10–12, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Wadsworth, L.C., Wszelaki, A., Hayes, D.G., and Smith, B.R. 2009. Development of next generation of biodegradable mulch nonwovens to replace plastic films. Proceedings of the International Nonwovens Technical Conference, Denver, CO.

Scientific Publications

Cowan, J.S., A. Saxton, H. Liu, K. Leonas, D. Inglis, and C. Miles. 2016. Visual assessments of biodegradable mulch deterioration are not indicative of mulch degradation. HortSci 51(3):245-254.

Dharmalingam, S., D.G. Hayes, L.C. Wadsworth, and R.N. Dunlap, J.M. DeBruyn, J. Lee, A.L Wszelaki. 2015. Soil degradation of polylactic acid / polyhydroxyalkanoate-based nonwoven mulches. J. Polym. Environ. 23(3): 302-315.

Bailes, G., Lind, M., Ely, A., Powell, M., Moore-Kucera, J., Miles, C., Inglis, D., and Brodhagen, M. 2013. Isolation of native soil microorganisms with potential for breaking down biodegradable plastic mulch films used in agriculture. Journal Visualized Experiments (75), e50373.

Cowan, Jeremy. 2013. The use of biodegradable mulch for tomato and broccoli production: Crop yield and quality, mulch deterioration, and growers’ perceptions. Ph.D. Dissertation (Major advisor, C. Miles). Washington State University, Department of Horticulture. 204 p.

Goldberger, J.R., Jones, R.E., Miles, C., Wallace, R., and Inglis, D.A. 2013. Barriers and bridges to the adoption of biodegradable plastic mulches for US specialty crop production. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 11 p.

Jiang, Jingze. 2013. Economics of environmental and sustainable choices: Plastics and biodegradable products. Ph.D. Dissertation (Major advisor, T. Marsh). Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences. 165 p.

Li, C. 2013. In situ degradation of potentially biodegradable mulches under tomato production and impacts on soil health. M.S. Thesis (Major advisor, J. Moore-Kucera), Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Department of Plant and Soil Science. 146 p.

Powell, M., Gundersen, B., Miles, C., Coats, K., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. First report of Verticillium wilt on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in Washington caused by V. tricorpus I. Plant Disease 97:996.

Powell, M., Gundersen, B., Miles, C. A., Humann, J. L., Schroeder, B. K., and D. A. Inglis. 2013. First report of tomato pith necrosis (Pseudomonas corrugata Roberts & Scarlett) on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) in Washington. Plant Disease.

Wadsworth, L. C. , D.G. Hayes, A.L. Wszelaki, T.L. Washington, J. Martin, J. Lee, R. Raley, C.T. Pannell, S. Dharmalingam, C.A. Miles, A.M. Saxton, and D.A.Inglis. 2013. Evaluation of degradable spun-melt 100% polylactic acid nonwoven mulch materials in a greenhouse environment. J. of Eng. Fibers and Fabrics 8(4):50-59.

Wallace, R.W, and Webb, C.J, 2013. Strawberries grown under protected cultivation on the Texas High Plains. Journal of the American Pomological Society 67(1): 7–10.

 Technical Reports

Powell, M., Miles, C. A., Humann, J. L., Schroeder, B. K., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. First report of tomato pith necrosis (Pseudomonas corrugata Roberts & Scarlett) on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) in Washington. Online. Plant Disease.

Powell, M., Gundersen, B., Miles, C., Coats, K., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. First report of Verticillium wilt on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in Washington caused by V. tricorpus I. Plant Disease 97:996.

 

Crop Tunnel

Abstracts

Galinato, S.P., C.A. Miles, and D.A. Inglis. 2013. Economic profitability of growing lettuce and tomato in western Washington under high tunnel and open field production systems. HortScience 48(9):S331.

Gundersen, B., Inglis, D., Miles, C., Wallace, R., and Wszelaki, A. 2011. Control of late blight on tomato in western Washington using high tunnels. Phytopathology 101:S79.

Ji, X. Miles, C.A., Martin, J.T., Wallace, R.W., Wszelaki, A.L., Moore-Kucera, J., Inglis, D.A., and Lee, J. 2013. Effect of biodegradable mulches on environmental data collected from high tunnel and open field settings. HortScience 48(9):S335-336.

Powell, M., Gundersen, B., Cowan, J., Miles, C., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. The effect of an open-ended high tunnel production system on late blight of tomato in western Washington. Phytopathology 103(S3):15.

Powell, M., Gundersen, B., Cowan, J., Miles, C., and Inglis, D. A. 2012. Lettuce diseases observed in high tunnel and open field organic production in western Washington. Phytopathology 102(S6):11.

Wallace, R.W., Miles, C., Wszelaki, A., Inglis, D.A., Roozen, J., Martin J. and Webb, C.J. 2011. High tunnel lettuce variety yield and quality when grown in different US climates. HortScience 46(10): S154.

Extension Publications

Galinato, S.P., and Walters, T.W., November 2012. 2011 Cost Estimates of Producing Strawberries in a High Tunnel in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension Publication FS093E. 8 p.

Galinato, S.P., Miles, C.A. and Ponnaluru, S.S. 2012. 2011 Cost Estimates of Producing High-Tunnel Tomatoes in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension Publication FS090E.

Galinato, S.P., Miles, C.A. and Ponnaluru, S.S. 2012. 2011 Cost of Producing Head Lettuce in High Tunnels in Western Washington. Washington State University Extension Publication FS092E.

Martin, J., and Wszelaki, A. 2010. Tunnel Vision: Extending your production season with high tunnels. Extension Fact Sheet in University of Tennessee Organic Field Tour Proceedings. University of Tennessee–Knoxville.

Wallace, R.W. and Webb, C.J. 2013. High tunnels for crop production in Texas. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Pub. No. HT-016. 12 p.

Wallace, R., Masabni, J., Gu, M., Porter, P., Nesbitt, M., and Palma, M. 2013. Crops for high tunnel production in Texas. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Pub. No. EHT-029. 13 p.

Wallace, R.W. and Webb, C.J., October 2012. Low Tunnel Strawberry Guide for Home Gardeners on the Texas High Plains. Texas A & M AgriLife Research & Extension Center. 9 p.

Wszelaki, A., Lockwood, D., and Martin, J. August 2013. High tunnel strawberry production in Tennessee. University of Tennessee Extension Publication SP 754-A. 3 p.

Wind is perhaps the biggest challenge with high tunnels. The following is a link to a presentation showing outcomes of wind damage on a high tunnel.

Miles, C., J. Roozen, B. Gunderson, T. Walters, and D. Inglis. 2010. Wind damage to high tunnel at Washington State University Mount Vernon NRWEC.

Popular Media Articles

May 9, 2011. Evaluation of high tunnels in western Washington for growing three specialty potato cultivars. By Inglis, D., Miles, C., Gundersen, B., and Roozen, J. Washington State Potato Commission Potato Progress Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 4.

August, 2010. Multi-state tunnel study looking at mulches and more. Source contact: Derrek Sigler, Assistant editor, Vegetable Grower News.

June 28, 2010. Light at the End of the High Tunnel. By Whitney Parsons.

June 2010. Texas high tunnel study showing good results. Vegetable Grower News.

May 5, 2010. The Texas High Tunnel Conference and Tour. FOCUS on South Plains Newsletter. Lubbock, TX.

Proceedings

Belasco, E., Chen, C., Ponnaluru, S., Galinato, S. and Marsh, T. 2011. An assessment of the interaction between high tunnels and crop insurance for specialty crop producers. Proceedings Agriculture & Applied Economics Association and Northeastern Agricultural & Resource Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Cowan, J., Miles, C., Inglis, D., Leonas, K., Moore-Kucera, J., Wszelaki, A., Wallace, R., Hayes, D., and Wadsworth, L. 2010. Evaluating potential biodegradable mulches for high tunnel and field vegetable production. Proceedings Agricultural Plastics Congress, July 31–August 1, Palm Desert, CA.

Jones, R., Cook, A., Lamphere, J., Corbin, A., Wszelaki, A., Wallace, R., Malayter, E., Basinger, A., Inglis, D., Miles, C., and Beus, C. June 4–8, 2011. Identifying the barriers and bridges to high tunnel/BDM production systems among specialty crop producers and stakeholders. Proceedings 17th International Symposium for Society and Natural Resource Management, Madison, WI.

Jones, R., Kirschner, A., Lamphere, J., Corbin, A., Wszeleki, A., Wallace, R., Malayter, E., Basinger, A., Inglis, D. and Miles, C. June 12–17, 2011. Identifying the barriers and bridges to high tunnel/BDM production systems among specialty crop producers and other stakeholders. Proceedings 18th International Symposium for Society and Natural Resource Management, Koto, Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Martin, J., and Wszelaki, A. 2010. Tunnel Vision: Extending your production season with high tunnels. Extension Fact Sheet in University of Tennessee Organic Field Tour Proceedings. University of Tennessee–Knoxville. p. 4.

Miles, C., Beus, C., Corbin, A., Wallace, R., Wszelaki, A., Saez, H., Walters, T., Leonas, K., Brodhagen, M., Hayes, D., and Inglis, D. 2009. Research and extension priorities to ensure adaptation of high tunnels and biodegradable plastic mulch in the United States. Agricultural Plastics Congress, July 13–16, College Station, Pennsylvania.

Powell, M., Gundersen, B., Cowan, J., Miles, C., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. The effect of an open-ended high tunnel production system on late blight of tomato in western Washington. Phytopathology 103(S3):15.

Wszelaki, A., C. Miles, R. Wallace and E. Belasco. 2013. A Case Study on the Uses (and Abuses) of High Tunnels for Fruit and Vegetable Production. Proceedings of the 6th National Small Farm Conference, Memphis, TN. p. 43-46.

 Scientific Publications

Belasco, E., Galinato, S., Marsh, T., Miles, C., Wallace, R. D. 2013. High tunnels are my crop insurance: An assessment of risk management tools for small-scale specialty crop producers. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 42/2, 403–418.

Galinato, S.P, and Miles, C. A. 2013. Economic profitability of growing lettuce and tomato in western Washington under high tunnel production and open-field production systems. HortTechnology 23(4): 453–461.

Martin, J. 2013. The influence of organically managed high tunnel and open field production systems on strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) quality and yield, tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) yield, and evaluation of plastic mulch alternatives. M.S. Thesis (Major advisor, A. Wszelaki). University of Tennessee, Plant Sciences Department. 128 p.

Powell, M., Cowan, J., Miles, C. A., and Inglis, D. A. 2013. Effect of a high tunnel, organic cropping system on lettuce diseases in Western Washington. Plant Health Progress.

Powell, Marianne. 2013. Assessment of tomato and lettuce diseases in organically managed high tunnel cropping systems in western Washington and isolation of soil microbes potentially capable of biodegrading agricultural mulches. M.S. Thesis (Major advisor, D. A. Inglis). Washington State University, Department of Plant Pathology.

Technical Reports

Inglis, D., Gundersen, B., Miles, C., Roozen, J., Wallace, R., Wszelaki, A., and Walters, T. 2011. Evaluation of gray mold and Verticillium wilt on strawberry cultivars grown in high tunnel vs. open field environments, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports 5: SMF047.

Inglis, D., Gundersen, B., Miles, C., Roozen, J., Wallace, R., Wszelaki, A., and Walters, T. 2011. Evaluation of late blight on tomato cultivars grown in high tunnel vs. open field plots, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports 5: VO71.

Inglis, D., Gundersen, B., Miles, C., Roozen, J., Wallace, R., Wszelaki, A., Walters, T. and Evans, M. 2011. Evaluation of physiological leaf roll on tomato cultivars in a high tunnel production system, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports 5: VO72.

Inglis, D., Gundersen, B., Miles, C., Roozen, J., Wallace, R., Wszelaki, R., and Walters, T. 2011. Evaluation of gray mold and Verticillium wilt on strawberry cultivars grown in high tunnel versus open field plots, 2010.