Watershed Management (Reduced Tillage)

Watershed management begins with care of the soil.  Reducing tillage is a good start in caring for our Treasure Valley soil.


Strip-tilled Field BeansChaff spreader on combine.

Field beans that were strip-tilled in 2009.




Reduced-tillage systems begin with    
proper spreading of crop residues.  
(Notice the chaff spreader  
on this combine.)  



Strip-tilled corn into wheat residue.
2009 Strip-tilled corn into wheat residue in Willow Creek area, Malheur County.


Economics of Strip Tilling Corn into Wheat Under Sprinklers - See Link Here


June 30 ODEQ Grant Report

Strip Tillage in High Residue Systems Guide Sheet


Links of Interest:

WSU - High Residue Farming Under Irrigation
Planter/Drill Considerations for Conservation Tillage Systems
Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association
Conservation Technology Information Center - CTIC
No-till On The Plains
Development of Strip Tillage on Sprinkler Irrigated Sugarbeet

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