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Conservation Tillage in a Winter Wheat - Fallow System, Ron Jirava

Ron Jirava’s approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study.

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Ethanol in the Pacific Northwest

Ethanol: Where does it come from? How is it used? Learn the background of ethanol as a transportation biofuel and the important role it plays in the PNW.

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Commercial Production of Ginseng and Goldenseal

There has been increased interest in growing ginseng as a commercial crop.

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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?

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