Watershed management begins with care of the soil. Reducing tillage is a good start in caring for our Treasure Valley soil.
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.)
2009 Strip-tilled corn into wheat residue in Willow Creek area, Malheur County.
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