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STEEP Funded Projects: 1996-2008
(effective November, 2007)

Nearly $6 million has been allocated to fund 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 cephalosporium 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 dry land 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.
  • Rotation effects of alternative crops on spring and winter wheat in direct-seed cropping systems.
  • Strategies for profitable conservation tillage farming in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Identifying alternate rotation crops for eastern Oregon.
  • Initiating long-term agronomic experiments in north-central Oregon and south-central Washington.
  • Nutrient requirements of short-season dryland corn grown in eastern Washington using direct seeding methods.
  • Seasonal and spatial dynamics of rodent damage and effectiveness of management options in no-till crop rotations in Idaho and Washington.
  • The role of alternate hosts in the epidemiology of ascochyta blight of chickpea in reduced tillage cropping systems in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Examination of tillage factors, crop type, soils and non-crop habitat upon soil fauna, ground dwelling predators, and aphid density in a small inland PNW watershed.
  • Expanding access to PNW direct seed/conservation tillage systems technology.
  •    Biology and Management of Rattail Fescue in Direct Seed Cropping Systems.    
  •    Improving Genetic Resistance to Cephalosporium Stripe of Wheat through Field and Toxin Screening and Molecular Mapping of Novel Genetic Stocks.
  •    Optimizing Plant Genetics and Soil Fertility to Achieve High Grain Protein Content in Hard Red Spring Wheat.
  • Developing optimal agronomic management systems for direct seeding Brassica oilseed and mustard crops in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Evaluating Chemical Fallow Systems for Weed Control Efficacy, Soil Moisture Conservation, Crop Production, and Cost/Return Analysis.
  • Impact of Alternative Crops on winter wheat and Spring Cereal Establishment, Growth, Yield, and Economics in Direct Seed Systems in the Intermediate Area of Washington.
  • Expanding Access to PNW Direct Seed and Conservation Tillage Systems technologies.
  • The Role of Alternate Hosts in the Epidemiology of Ascochyta Blight of Chickpea in Reduced Tillage Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest. 
  • Education Solutions to Environmental and Economic Problems.
  • Fertilization of Late-Seeded Wheat in Chemical Fallow.
  • Impact of Crop Rotation and Alternative Crops on Weed Populations, Yield, and Economics in Direct Seed Systems in the Intermediate Rainfall Area of Washington.
  • The Strategic Use of Broadcast and Controlled Release Fertilizer to Facilitate N Applications and Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Direct Seed Systems.
  • Assessing the Impact of Direct Seeding (No-Till) and Conventional-Till on Crop, Variety, Soil, and Insect Responses in Years 4-6.
  • Soil persistence of imazamox herbicide in tilled and direct-seeded dryland winter wheat cropping systems Identifying superior winter canola cultivars that are suitable for direct seeding in the PNW
  • Assessing the Impact of Direct Seeding (No-Till) and Conventional-Till on Nitrogen Fertility, Soil, and Insect Responses.
  • Site-specific N management for direct seed cropping systems.
  • Examine the effects of cropping systems that include canola, yellow mustard, or oriental mustard on yield of subsequent winter wheat in the PNW.
  • Developing Chemical Fallow Systems for Intermediate Rainfall Inland PNW Environments.
  • ED-STEEP: Education Solutions to Environmental and Economic Problems.
  • The Role of Alternate Hosts in the Epidemiology of Ascochyta Blight of Chickpea in Reduced Tillage Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Developing Profitable and Sustainable Cropping Systems for North-Central Oregon and South-Central Washington: Phase II.
  • Improving Genetic Resistance to Cephalosporium Stripe of Wheat through Field Screening and Molecular Mapping with Novel Genetic Stocks.
  • Identifying Spring Habit Specialty Barley Varieties for Direct-Seeding and Development of Winter Habit Forms.
  • STEEP Impact Assessment Project.  
  • Developing Profitable and Sustainable Cropping Systems for North-Central Oregon and South-Central Washington: Phase III.
  • Assessing the Impact of Direct Seeding (No-Till) and Conventional-Till on Nitrogen Fertility, Soil, and Insect Responses.
  • Long-Term Conservation and Alternative Cropping Systems Research in the Typical Wheat–Fallow Zone.
  • Field-Scale Evaluation of Key Economic, Weed, Disease, Soil C and N Properties in Long-term Direct-Seeding at the Cook Agronomy Farm.

 

 
                         
 

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