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Grazed Cover Cropping, Drew Leitch (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series)

An Inland Northwest farmer has been trialing spring and fall-seeded cover cropping for cow-calf grazing and the effects on the following grain crops.

OSU Extension Catalog

What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp was grown as a commodity crop for decades until it was banned in the mid-1930s. Congress decriminalized the crop in 2018, sparking interest in it among growers in Oregon, where hemp can be grown successfully. The plant's uses and restrictions, as well as many frequently asked...

By Richard Roseberg, Silvia Rondon, Jay Noller, Valtcho Jeliazkov, Sam Angima | OSU Extension Catalog

Soil, Seedbed Preparation and Seeding for Hemp

Growers planting a successful commercial crop of hemp for seed, fiber, or resin will follow these guidelines for soil preparation, seeding, and irrigation.

By Richard Roseberg, Valtcho Jeliazkov, Sam Angima | OSU Extension Catalog

OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator: Predicting Plant-available Nitrogen

Describes the OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator and using it to predict plant-available nitrogen.

By Clare Sullivan, Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Nick Andrews | OSU Extension Catalog

Sensor Sprayers for Specialty Crop Production

Sensor-controlled spray systems can help growers use fewer chemicals and less water while maintaining good pest control. Learn about the pros and cons of different types of sensor sprayers.

By Robin Rosetta, Jay Pscheidt, Lloyd Nackley | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Malting Barley in and Around the Willamette Valley

Barley is a useful rotation crop that grows well in the Willamette Valley. But the region's craft beers and spirits generally use malting barley shipped from elsewhere. Can growers and brewers capitalize on high-quality, locally produced barley? Learn more about malting barley, study supply chain...

By Betsy Verhoeven, Ryan Graebner | OSU Extension Catalog

Eyespot of Wheat: How to identify and control this common fungal disease

Eyespot is a fungal disease that causes losses of up to 50 percent in winter wheat fields. The disease is also called strawbreaker foot rot. Learn the steps you can take to keep eyespot of wheat from infecting fields, and to limit its spread.

By Duncan Kroese, Christina Hagerty | OSU Extension Catalog

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

Diversifying Dryland Direct Seed Systems, Steve and Nate Riggers

Steve and Nate Riggers use an innovative approach to dryland farming systems: learn more in this publication, part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study project.

OSU Extension Catalog