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Overview article by Roger Veseth, WSU/UI Extension Conservation Tillage Specialist, Moscow, ID

The first six of 16 Pacific Northwest Extension bulletins in a new case study series on "Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest" have been printed and are available on the Internet. The last 10 of these full color glossy publications will be published in groups of 3-4 between April and July as they move though the final editing and PNW review process. Information on accessing print and on-line copies is provided below.

Print Copies
These case studies are being developed through grants from the Western SARE and PNW STEEP programs and are available free. They can be ordered through your local Cooperative Extension office or directly from the extension publication offices in Idaho (208) 885-7982, Oregon (541) 737-2513 and Washington (800) 723-1763.

Internet Access
As soon as the publications go to press, they are also put on our PNW Conservation Tillage Systems Web site (http://pnwsteep.wsu.edu) -- click on Direct Seed Case Studies for viewing, printing or downloading in PDF (Acrobat) format, just as they appear in the printed form. The first item on this Web page is an "Overview of the Series," which briefly describes the format of the publications, and identifies the growers, farm locations, and common crop rotations.

Why a NW Direct Seed Case Study Series?
Many established direct seed growers say one of the keys to their success was having other direct seed growers share their experiences and knowledge with them as they developed their own system. This series of 16 case studies will allow grower and Ag support personnel -- and anyone interested in direct seeding -- to learn from growers experienced with direct seeding throughout the Inland Northwest.

Each case study features a single farm operation and typically contains the following components: 1) How the growers started direct seeding, and lessons learned; 2) Description of their current direct seed system including: crops and rotation, residue management, weed, disease and insect control, fertility management and fertilizer application, seeding strategies; 3) Description and evaluation of the drills they are using; 4) - Primary benefits and challenges of direct seeding seen by the growers; 5) Advice for growers new to direct seeding; 6) Economic summary (when available).

The farms featured in this case study series are located across the range of rainfall zones in the Inland NW region of Washington, Idaho and Oregon. They utilize a variety of equipment options and cropping systems. The following is a listing of the first six publication that are available, including annual precipitation and general farm location.

New Series Publications
PNW514 - Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest: John Rea Farm Case Study - - 7-9 inches annual precipitation, west of Walla Walla, WA

PNW515 - Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest: Aeschliman Farm Case Study - - John and Cory Aeschliman, 15-20 inches annual precipitation, south of Colfax, WA

PNW516 - Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest: Frank Lange Farm Case Study - - 17-20 inches annual precipitation, near Palouse Washington

PNW522 - Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest: Steve and Nathan Riggers Farm Case Study - - 22-25 inches annual precipitation, near Craigmont and Nezperce, ID

PNW523 - Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest: Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. Thomas Farm Case Study - - 15 inches annual precipitation, near Prescott, WA

PNW524 - Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest: Jack, Mike and Jeremy Ensley Farm Case Study - - 18-20 inches annual precipitation, near Colfax, WA


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