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2004 Conference Program

Northwest Direct Seed Croping Systems Conference
January 7-8, 2004, Convention Center, Pendleton, Oregon

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7

1:00 p.m.
Welcome
R. James Cook, Dept. of Agriculture Dean, Washington State University
1:15 p.m.

PRECISION AGRICULTURE
Using Precision-Ag Technologies Applied to Dryland & Irrigated Cropping Systems. Management of Precision-Ag. Yield Mapping & Referencing. Nutrition & Pest Management.

  • Keynote Speaker: Francis J. Pierce, Director of Precision Agriculture Systems, WSU-Prosser
  • Grower: Jim Thorn, Dayton, WA
  • Researcher: Dave Huggins, USDA-ARS, Pullman
3:30 p.m.
IRRIGATED CROPPING SYSTEMS FOR NORTHWEST GROWERS
Direct-Seeding of Crops Through Irrigation Systems. Irrigation & Fertilizing Through Pivots. Growers will Discuss Global Positioning Systems & Navigation Equipment Currently in use in the Northwest.
  • Growers: Eric Williamson, George, WA, Jerald Sanders, Kennewick, WA

THURSDAY JANUARY 8

8:00 a.m.
VALUE-ADDED FARMING – NORTHWEST OPPORTUNITIES
Potential for Adding Value to Grains or Other Commodities. Possible Bio Fuels, Bio Lubricants, & Receiving Compensation for Healthy Soil & Clean Water. The Leasing of Carbon Credits.
  • Keynote Speaker: Craig Evans, President, Stewardship America Inc.
  • Grower: Karl Kupers, Harrington, WA
  • Researcher: Jack Brown, University of Idaho
10:15 a.m.

INTERMEDIATE PRECIPITATION CROPPING SYSTEMS
10:15 a.m. Direct Seed Cropping Systems for Intermediate Precipitation Areas. Grower Experience & Research on Crop Rotations, Residue Management, Tillage Practices & Water Storage.

  • Growers: Don Anderson, Walla Walla, WA , Alan Ford, Prescott, WA, Steve Swannack, Lamont, WA, Coby Johnson, LaGrande, OR
12 Noon
Luncheon
1:00 p.m.
Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association Annual Meeting
3:30 p.m.

HIGH PRECIPITATION CROPPING SYSTEMS
How One County Became Almost ALL Direct Seed! A Focus on Direct Seeding into Heavy Crop Residue With and Without Burning & Still Achieving the High-Yields. Adaptation of Canola & Mustard Varieties for Rotations.

  • Keynote Speaker: Roland Schirman, WSU Extension, Dayton
  • Growers: Douglas Lustig, Cottonwood, ID, Rich Olson, Garfield, WA
  • Researcher: Tim Paulitz, USDA-ARS
5:00 p.m.
Social Hour

FRIDAY JANUARY 9

8:00 a.m.

BIOTECHNOLOGY—DO TRANSGENIC CROPS HAVE A PLACE?
Highlights of Work in Progress & Opportunities Ahead for the Use of Transgenic Crops. Considerations & Integration of Biotechnology into Northwest Cropping Systems.

  • Keynote Speaker: R. James Cook, WSU, Pullman
  • Grower: Mike Ensley, Colfax, WA
  • Researcher: Kim Kidwell, WSU
10:00 a.m.

LOW PRECIPITATION CROPPING SYSTEMS
Direct Seed Cropping Systems for Low Precipitation Areas. Research on Crop Rotations, Tillage Practices & Water Storage.

  • Growers: Ron Jirava, Ritzville, WA, Paul Shannon, The Dalles, OR
  • Researcher: Bill Schillinger, WSU, Dan Ball, OSU-Pendleton
12 Noon
Adjournment of the Conference

Conference Program Information
For more information on the Conference program, contact Roger Veseth, Conference Coordinator and WSU / UI Extension Conservation Tillage Specialist, 208-885-6386, e-mail (rveseth@uidaho.edu).

To receive a Conference brochure and pre-registration form when they are available, contact the NW Direct Seed Conference office at 509-547-5538, FAX 547-5563, or e-mail (Wendy Peay < wpeay@mcmgt.com>). The Conference Web site (http://pnwsteep.wsu.edu/directseed) will also provide access to the latest Conference information.

 
                         
 

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