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Conference Proceedings
2004 Seventh Annual Northwest Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference

January 7-9, 2004
Convention Center, Pendleton, Oregon

Click here for Proceedings Table of Contents.

Organized as a Service to Northwest Growers
….By Two Pacific Northwest groups:

Pacific Northwest STEEPPacific 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 AssociationPacific Northwest Direct Seed Association -- Grower-driven association initiated in 2000 working to facilitate the development and adoption of direct seed cropping systems through research coordination, funding and information exchange. See the Web site: http://www.directseed.org

Developed and Promoted With Help from PNW Cooperators

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 Districts
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 organization and Ag support groups helped todevelop the Conference and promote it to Northwest growers and Ag support personnel.

Please Thank Our Conference Sponsors!!!

  • Monsanto
  • Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
  • St. John Grange Supply
  • AGPRO Manufacturing & Marketing, Inc.
  • Conserva Pak Seeding Systems
  • Gustafson LLC
  • Washington Canola/Rapeseed Commission
  • The McGregor Company
  • Western Farmer Stockman

Helping Keep This Conference Affordable for PNW Growers — Financial support from the Conference Sponsors helps 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. Please thank them for their support!!!!


2004 Conference Planning Committee & Support

  • Dave Bezdicek, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • R. James Cook, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • David Huggins, USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA
  • Deb Marsh, Washington State University
  • Susan Roberts, Washington State University
  • Dennis Roe, USDA-NRCS, Pullman, WA
  • Todd Scholz, Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association
  • Diana Smith, Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association
  • Leila Styer, Washington State University/CAHE
  • Donn Thill, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • Don Wysocki, Conference Chairman, Oregon State University, Pendleton, OR

Conference Program Developed Through Suggestions From:

  • Participants at the 2003 NW Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference
  • PNW Direct Seed Association Board of Directors
  • PNW STEEP Grower Advisory Committee
  • PNW STEEP Technical Coordinating Committee
  • PNW Direct Seed Email List Server Group

Conference Office:

  • Heather Filbin/Ken Maurer, The Maurer Group, Pasco, WA

Additional Proceedings Copies / Available on the Web

Additional copies of this Proceedings are available for $9 (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 heather@mcmgt.com.


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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