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STEEP Funded Projects: 1996-2001

Approximately $2.8 million has been allocated to funded the following research and technology transfer projects)

  • Development of conservation farming systems for protecting soil and water quality in downy brome infested dry land farming systems.
  • Integrated conservation spring cropping systems for the arid and semiarid wheat-fallow region of the PNW.
  • Residue production and retention in small grain cereal and legume rotations with different tillage practices.
  • Modified wheat-potato rotations to reduce wind erosion.
  • PNW STEEP III integrated cropping systems technology transfer.
  • Disease management for annual crops in low-rainfall regions.
  • Alternative crop rotations using no-till in low-rainfall dry land areas.
  • Developing flex-cropping options for wheat-fallow rotations.
  • On-farm evaluation of Cephalosporium stripe severity and yield for wheat cultivars and cultivar mixtures grown in conservation tillage systems.
  • Impact of long-term no till on soil physical, chemical, and microbial properties.
  • Rotation designs for direct seed cropping systems.
  • Modern application of historic crop rotation data.
  • Developing optimal seeding rates and planting practices to enhance yellow mustard production with low chemical inputs in conservation farming systems.
  • Continuation of PNW STEEP III integrated cropping systems technology transfer project.
  • Assessing the economic viability of no-till and related conservation systems for various agro-climatic zones in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Managing the economic transitions to no-till farming in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Impact of direct seeding on crop water use efficiency, soil physical and microbial properties, and quality of soil organic matter.
  • Improved methods for evaluation of resistance to Cephalsporium stripe of wheat.
  • Integrated management system for sustained seed yield of Kentucky bluegrass without burning.
  • Enhancing the success of direct-seed systems through the use of case studies to facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Northwest coalition on direct-seed cropping systems research.
  • Agronomic and economic evaluation of new cropping systems and their components.
  • Develop suitable cultivars and agronomic practices for direct drilling winter canola into cereal stubble.
  • Evaluation of wheat and pea varieties under direct and conventional seeding in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.
  • Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference.
  • Expanding access to PNW STEEP III cropping systems technology.
  • Long-term alternative crop rotations for the low rainfall dry land using no-till: Years 4 through 6.
  • Identifying superior Brassica species and cultivars within species that are suitable for direct-seeding throughout the Pacific Northwest region.
  • New technologies and strategies for managing weeds in conservation cropping systems for dryland wheat.
  • The influence of polyacrylamide on the movement of soil-applied herbicides in furrow-irrigated corn.
  • Assessing the impact of no-till and conventional-till on crop, variety, soil, insect, and disease response.
  • Seed Placed Lime to Reduce the Acidifying Affects of nitrogen Fertilizer in Long-Term Direct Seed systems
  • Updating Statistical Analysis Software for On-Farm Testing
  • No-Till Sowing into Standing Irrigated Stubble Instead of Burning
  • Vegetation management with herbicides during fallow periods in direct-seed, dry land winter wheat cropping systems in the PNW

Contact us: Hans Kok, (208)885-5971 | Accessibility | Copyright | Policies | WebStats | STEEP Acknowledgement
Hans Kok, WSU/UI Extension Conservation Tillage Specialist, UI Ag Science 231, PO Box 442339, Moscow, ID 83844 USA
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