STEEP Research Annual Report Available
Copies of the
2002 annual report of the Pacific Northwest STEEP conservation farming
research and extension program are now available. The 176-page publication
includes annual reports from 25 projects currently underway across
the Northwest. The projects cover a wide variety of topic areas
such as: crop rotations and management strategies for minimum tillage
systems lower, intermediate and higher precipitation zone, and under
irrigation; weed, insect and disease management strategies under
minimum tillage; management options for improving soil quality and
productivity; managing soil fertility and pH; direct seed drill
modification for residue management; and expanding grower access
to new technologies.
also includes several other aspects of the STEEP program. Highlights
of accomplishments of the STEEP program in recent years are listed,
as well as a listing of the titles of 45 project that have been
funded from 1996 through 2002, at an approximate total of $3.4 million.
Members of the Grower Advisory Committee, Technical Coordinating
Committee and Administrative Committees for the STEEP program are
of the 2002 STEEP Annual Report are available without charge. Send
your request to: Roger Veseth, WSU / UI Extension Conservation Tillage
Specialist, Dept. of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University
of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2339, phone 208-558-6386, fax 2080885-7760,
e-mail (email@example.com). The 2002 STEEP Annual Report is being
added to the STEEP reports section of the Website “PNW Conservation
Tillage Systems Information Source” (http://pnwsteep.wsu.edu/annualreports).
here to view the 2002 STEEP Annual Report on this Website!