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2004 STEEP Research Review

The Joint Coordinating Committee for the PNW STEEP special research grant program met on December 14, 2004 at the WSU Tri-Cities Campus in Richland, WA. The Committee heard presentations from eight researchers submitting proposals. In a separate session the committee discussed and ranked the proposals. Funding recommendations were made to the Directors of the Agricultural Experiment Stations in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The following five proposals and researchers were approved for funding, which will begin in October 2006:

  • Soil persistence of imazamox herbicide in tilled and direct-seeded dryland winter wheat cropping systems; Researchers: Donn Thill (ID), Dan Ball (OR); Joe Yenish (WA); Amount: $149,559.
  • Identifying superior winter canola cultivars that are suitable for direct seeding in the PNW; Researchers: Jack Brown (ID), Don Wysocki (OR); Amount: $120,000.
  • Assessing the impact of direct seeding (no till) and conventional till on nitrogen fertility, soil, and insect responses; Researchers: Stephen Guy, Nilsa Bosque-Perez, Sanford Eigenbrode and Jodi Johnson-Maynard (all from ID); Amount: $149,636.
  • Site-specific N management for direct seeding cropping systems; Researchers: Dave Huggins, Claudio Stockle, Hans Kok, Rick Rossi (all from WA); Amount: $105,000.
  • Examine the effects of cropping systems that include canola, yellow mustard, or oriental mustard on yield of subsequent winter wheat in the PNW; Researchers: Jack Brown (ID), Don Wysocki (OR); Amount: $52,000.



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