Don Wysocki

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Don focusses on dryland cropping systems, soil, water and nutrient management, soil erosion, soil quality, and rotational crops. Learn more about Don.

Content by Don Wysocki

Agronomic Zones of the Dryland Pacific Northwest

With an annual wheat harvest valued at $2.1 billion, producers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington know the value of farming practices adapted to each region, county, and field. Researchers mapped precipitation, soil depth, and growing degree day data to divide this important growing region into six...

By Don Wysocki, Christina Hagerty | OSU Extension Catalog

Camelina Nutrient Management Guide for the Pacific Northwest

Camelina is a drought-tolerant, low-input, oilseed crop grown throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest. This publication provides soil fertility recommendations—including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and soil pH adjustments—for dryland and rainfed camelina production in areas of the Pacific...

By Don Wysocki, Tracy Wilson, Amber Moore | OSU Extension Catalog

Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Farmers make tough decisions all the time—it comes with the territory. When that territory includes the dryland region of the inland Pacific Northwest, decisions can be even more challenging. Fluctuating weather, varying soils, and changing pest pressures are just a few of the ongoing challenges...

By Don Wysocki, Clark Seavert, Silvia Rondon, Stephen Machado, Susan Capalbo, Rakesh Awale | OSU Extension Catalog

What is the reason for topping corn stalks?

I see farmers in Hermiston topping their corn fields. It looks like they chop off the top 2 feet or so. Does this make corn ripen faster or increase the size of the ears or just decrease the amount of roughage going through the combine or something else?

By Don Wysocki | Featured Question

Performance of Hard Red Winter Wheat in Late-Planted Fallow

This publication describes results of field research on the performance of hard red winter wheat cultivars in a late-planted fallow system in the low-precipitation zone of Oregon and Washington.

By Don Wysocki, Clare Sullivan, Larry Lutcher | OSU Extension Catalog

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