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Enhancing Crop Diversity: Steve and Becky Camp (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series)

Georgine Yorgey , Sylvia Kantor , Leigh Bernacchi , Hilary Davis , Dennis Roe ,
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Steve and Becky Camp farm near LaCrosse, Washington, in an area receiving about 12–14 inches of annual precipitation. In this publication, the Camps discuss their strategy for diversifying and intensifying their rotations with crops including canola, camelina, spring and winter peas, and barley. Alongside direct seeding, this strategy helps them to benefit long-term soil quality.

This case study is part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study project, which explores innovative approaches regional farmers are using that may increase their resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Information presented is based on growers’ experiences and expertise and should not be considered as university recommendations. Mention of trade names or commercial products is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement. Grower quotes have been edited slightly for clarity, without changing the meaning.

Readers interested in other case studies in this series can access them at on the REACCH website (, as well as in the WSU Extension Learning Library.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 15
Publication Date: 10-2016

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