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Northwest Rangelands – Where Do our Climate Vulnerabilities Lie?

What will climate change look like on Pacific Northwest rangelands, which cover a huge area of our region? It will undoubtedly have complex impacts on the physical environment, environmental stressors, socio-economic factors...
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Learning from some of the first adopters of high residue farming in the Columbia Basin

Topsoil has often been referred to as the “thin skin” of our planet, essential for producing the food that feeds us. Because it’s not easy to create new topsoil, conserving the soil that we have is essential...
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Big Biomass and More Often; A Green Manure Frequency Hypothesis

In a previous post, I argued that green manures require big biomass to achieve benefits that outweigh the damage done by tilling the crop into the soil. This is the point-in-time need, but...
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Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

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