Many nutrients and lime are not mobile in the soil. When applied to the soil surface without tillage, these materials remain in the top 2 inches, especially in production systems that lack tillage. If a soil sample is taken...
Ron Jirava’s approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study.
A look at the cost effectiveness of liming coastal ryegrass pastures.
Lorin Grigg grows onions and sweet corn under sprinkler irrigation in Quincy, Washington. In this publication, Grigg discusses his strategy for cover cropping to protect seedlings from windblown sand and reduce wind erosion.
This full-color illustrated guide for optimizing alfalfa production according to the growing conditions common throughout Idaho and east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington provides specific recommendations for all critical nutrients.
Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for orchardgrass seed in western Oregon.
Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for crimson clover, vetch, and field peas in western Oregon.
Explains step-by-step how to estimate the amount of manure to apply for forage production, using application rates based on soil tests and growing conditions in western Oregon. Provides examples of estimating manure amounts for ...
Describes nutrient management practices for pastures to produce forage as a main feed source for western Oregon and Washington livestock.
Some farmers in the Inland Pacific Northwest have reported lower grain yield of spring cereals with no-till (NT) compared to conservation tillage (CT). A 4-year field study was conducted in a 12-inch annual precipitation zone to determine tillage method and sowing rate effects on seed-zone water, seed-zone temperature, plant stand, grain yield, grain yield components, and straw production for three spring-sown cereal species.