Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

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Andy Bary, Arash Rashed, Bertie Weddell, Bradley Stokes, Chad Kruger, Clark Seavert, David Crowder, David Huggins, Donald Wysocki, Edward Bechinski, Elizabeth Allen, Elizabeth Kirby, Frank Young, Georgine Yorgey, Haiying Tao, Ian Burke, John Abatzoglou, John Antle, Kathleen Painter, Kendall Kahl, Kirti Rajagopalan, Kristy Borrelli, Kurtis Schroeder, Laurie Houston, Nicole Tautges, Nilsa Bosque-Pérez, Paul Carter, Prakriti Bista, Rajan Ghimire, Rakesh Awale, Sanford Eigenbrode, Silvia Rondon, Stephen Machado, Susan Capalbo, Tabitha Brown, Tai Maaz, Timothy Murray, Timothy Paulitz, William Pan, Xianming Chen
Farmers make tough decisions all the time—it comes with the territory. When that territory includes the dryland region of the inland Pacific Northwest, decisions can be even more challenging. Fluctuating weather, varying soils, and changing pest pressures are just a few of the ongoing challenges that farmers in this region face. However, university-driven research in these production areas can provide guidance. Packed with tools, resources, and the most current research, this book supports farmers as they make decisions relating to productivity, resilience, and their bottom lines.
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Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest represents a joint effort by a multi-disciplinary group of scientists from across the region over a three-year period. Together they compiled and synthesized recent research advances as well as economic and other practical considerations to support farmers as they make decisions relating to productivity, resilience, and their bottom lines.

The effort to produce this book was made possible with the support of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the REACCH project. This six-year project aimed to enhance the sustainability of Pacific Northwest cereal systems and contribute to climate change mitigation. The project, led by the University of Idaho, also convened scientists from Washington State University, Oregon State University, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and Boise State University.


Georgine Yorgey, Chad Kruger

Chapter 1: Climate Considerations

Chad Kruger, Elizabeth Allen, John Abatzoglou, Kirti Rajagopalan, Elizabeth Kirby

Chapter 2: Soil Health

Rakesh Awale, Stephen Machado, Rajan Ghimire, Prakriti Bista

Chapter 3: Conservation Tillage Systems

Prakriti Bista, Stephen Machado, Rajan Ghimire, Georgine Yorgey, Donald Wysocki

Chapter 4: Crop Residue Management

Haiying Tao, Georgine Yorgey, David Huggins, Donald Wysocki

Chapter 5: Rotational Diversification and Intensification

Elizabeth Kirby, William Pan, David Huggins, Kathleen Painter, Prakriti Bista

Chapter 6: Soil Fertility Management

Kristy Borrelli, Tai Maaz, William Pan, Paul Carter, Haiying Tao

Chapter 7: Soil Amendments

Georgine Yorgey, William Pan, Rakesh Awale, Stephen Machado, Andy Bary

Chapter 8: Precision Agriculture

Bertie Weddell, Tabitha Brown, Kristy Borrelli

Chapter 9: Integrated Weed Management

Ian Burke, Kendall Kahl, Nicole Tautges, Frank L. Young

Chapter 10: Disease Management for Wheat and Barley

Elizabeth Kirby, Timothy Paulitz, Timothy Murray, Kurtis Schroeder, Xianming Chen

Chapter 11: Insect Management Strategies

Sanford Eigenbrode, Edward Bechinski, Nilsa Bosque-Pérez, David Crowder, Arash Rashed, Silvia Rondon, Bradley Stokes

Chapter 12: Farm Policies and the Role for Decision Support Tools

Laurie Houston, Clark Seavert, Susan Capalbo, John Antle


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