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