STEEP FY2006 Funding Summary
USDA allocated a total of $591,501 to the Oregon-Idaho-Washington STEEP special research grant program to fund projects beginning in fiscal year 2006. The projects listed below were recommended for funding by the STEEP Joint Coordinating Committee after the November 2005 meeting. These recommendations were approved by the directors of the Agriculture Experiment Stations at Oregon State University and the University of Idaho, and the Agriculture Research Center at Washington State University.
• Developing Profitable and Sustainable Cropping Systems for North-Central Oregon and South-Central Washington: Phase II (Oregon)—Stephen Machado, Steven Petrie, Dick Smiley, Daniel Ball.
• Developing Chemical Fallow Systems for Intermediate Rainfall Inland PNW Environments (Oregon-Washington)—Daniel Ball, Joseph Yenish.
• Improving Genetic Resistance to Cephalosporium Stripe of Wheat through Field Screening and Molecular Mapping with Novel Genetic Stocks (Oregon)—Chris Mundt, C. James Peterson.
• Identifying Spring Habit Specialty Barley Varieties for Direct-Seeding and Development of Winter Habit Forms (Oregon)—Steven Petrie, Patrick Hayes.
• ED-STEEP: Education Solutions to Environmental and Economic Problems (Washington)—Mark Quinn, Catherine Perillo.
• The Role of Alternate Hosts in the Epidemiology of Ascochyta Blight of Chickpea in Reduced Tillage Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest (Washington)—Tobin Peever, Martin Chilvers, Fred Muehlbauer.
• STEEP Impact Assessment Project (Tri-state effort)—Hans Kok, Don Wysocki.