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January 16-18, 2002

Doubletree Hotel - City Center, Spokane, WA

In Conjunction with

Spokane Ag Expo and PNW Farm Forum

Conference Proceedings

Conference Table of Contents


Two Pacific Northwest groups....

  • Pacific Northwest STEEP (Solutions To Environmental and Economic Problems) Research and Educational Program on Conservation Tillage Systems through the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, Washington State University, and USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association


Grand Sponsor: Monsanto
Platinum Sponsor: Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
Gold Sponsors: The McGregor Company, Colfax Grange Supply
Silver Sponsors: APGRO Manufacturing & Marketing, Inc., NuChem Ltd., North Pine Ag Supply, Idaho Wheat Commission, Syngenta, Spray Center Electronics Inc., Washington Canola / Rapeseed Commission, Idaho Canola / Rapeseed Commission

Helping Keep This Conference Affordable for PNW Growers - Financial support from the Conference Sponsors helped reduce registration fees by partially covering Conference costs, including: travel and lodging for international and PNW grower speakers; complimentary speaker registrations; facilities costs; this Proceedings, refreshments, and other expenses.


Columbia Plateau Wind Erosion/Air Quality Project
Washington Association of Wheat Growers
Oregon Wheat Growers League
Idaho Grain Producers Association
USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
Far West Agribusiness Association
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation District
Oregon Association of Conservation Districts
Washington Association of Conservation Districts
Washington State Crop Improvement Association
Washington - North Idaho Seed Association

A Team Effort - Cooperative efforts with these grower organizations and Ag support groups helped to develop the Conference and promote it to Northwest growers and Ag support personnel.


Conference Coordinator and Proceedings Editor

Roger Veseth, WSU / UI Extension Conservation Tillage Specialist, Moscow

Conference Program Committee

Donn Thill, UI Weed Scientist, Moscow
David Bezdicek, WSU Soil Microbiologist, Pullman
R. James Cook, WSU Endowed Chair in Cropping Systems Research, Pullman
Russ Zenner, Grower / President, PNW Direct Seed Assoc., Genesee, ID
Karl Kupers, Grower / Vice-President, PNW Direct Seed Assoc., Harrington, WA
Tanya Wojtowych, Exec. Secretary, PNW Direct Seed Association, Pasco, WA
Stephen Guy, UI Extension Crop Management Specialist, Moscow
Don Wysocki, OSU Soil Scientist, Pendleton
Dennis Roe, NRCS Resource Conservationist, Colfax
Bill Schillinger, WSU Dryland Research Agronomist, Lind
John Burns, WSU Extension Agronomist, Pullman
Greg Schwab, WSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, Pullman
David Huggins, USDA-ARS Research Soil Scientist, Pullman
Stewart Wuest, USDA-ARS Research Soil Scientist, Pendleton
Joe Dahmen, Monsanto Sales Representative, Rockford, WA
Kevin.Zander, Monsanto Sales Representative, Walla Walla, WA
Brian Tuck, OSU Extension Agricultural Agent, The Dalles
David Barton, UI Extension Agricultural Agent, Moscow
Roland Schirman, WSU Extension Agricultural Agent, Dayton
Diana Roberts, WSU Extension Area Agronomist, Spokane
Dennis Tonks, WSU Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

Plus Additional Valuable Input From:

Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association Board of Directors
Pacific Northwest STEEP Industry Advisory Committee
Pacific Northwest Direct Seed E-Mail List Server Group

Coordinating Registration, Sponsorships, Accounting, and Much More

Wendy Peay, Direct Seed Conference Office Manager, The Maurer Group, Pasco, WA


Additional copies of this Proceedings are available for $8 (payable to Northwest Direct Seed Conference) from: Northwest Direct Seed Conference, P.O. Box 2002, Pasco, WA 99302, phone 509-547-5538, FAX 547-5563, e-mail (Direct Seed Conference <wpeay@mcmgt.com>).


The Proceedings will be accessible on the Conference Web site (http://pnwsteep.wsu.edu/directseed). For more information, contact Roger Veseth, phone 208-885-6386, e-mail (rveseth@uidaho.edu).


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
Redesigned by Leila Styer, CAHE Computer Resource Unit; Maintained by Debbie Marsh, Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences, WSU