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Best Management Practices for Summer Fallow in the World's Driest Rainfed Wheat Region
Wind erosion from excessively tilled soils is a severe problem, especially in south-central Washington. Tillage of fallow land in the world’s driest rainfed wheat production region is considered neces ...

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PNW665
Break-even Analysis of Small-Scale Production of Pastured Organic Poultry
Data from five years of trials at Washington State University were used to compare costs and returns for pastured organic broilers using two strains of Cornish Cross meat birds, the industry standard. ...

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PNW346
Costs of Owning and Operating Farm Machinery in the Pacific Northwest
On today’s commercial farm, substantial components of both capital investment and annual production costs are machinery related. Recognizing the importance and general unavailability of information on ...

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High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Residue Management through Planting (3 in a series of 5)
“High Residue Farming” is an umbrella term for cropping systems in which less tillage is used in order to keep crop residue on the surface of a field. That crop residue provides many benefits to the ...

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EM036E
High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Strip-till (5 in a series of 5)
“High Residue Farming” is an umbrella term for cropping systems in which less tillage is used in order to keep crop residue on the surface of a field. That crop residue provides many benefits to the s ...

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EM015
Portable Field Hoophouse

Offers photos and construction plans for a portable, protective 10-by-42-foot "house" of plastic that protects early garden plantings from the cold. Replaces EB1825. ...

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PNW691
Variable Rate Nitrogen Application: Eric Odberg (Farmer to Farmer Case Study Series)
Eric Odberg farms near Genesee, Idaho, in an area receiving about 22 inches of precipitation annually. In this publication, Odberg discusses his experiences with variable rate nitrogen application and ...

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TB24E
Wheat Farmers Adopt the Undercutter Fallow Method to Reduce Wind Erosion and Sustain Profits
Excessive tillage—especially in the low-precipitation wheat production region of the Inland Pacific Northwest—causes blowing dust, which results in soil loss as well as air quality degradation. Yet mo ...

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