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Investigator: Hulbert, S.

Sustainable Crop-Livestock Integration for System Health in the Dryland Inland Pacific Northwest

Dryland wheat-fallow producers have begun switching to a direct seed tillage system for the many soil health benefits such as reduced runoff, increased infiltration, and…

Exploring Root Architecture as a Defense against Soil-Borne Pathogens

Soil-borne pathogens, particularly root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.), Fusarium spp., and Rhizoctonia spp. are a major constraint to grain production in the Pacific Northwest.  Yield losses…

Development of winter pea lines for intercropping purposes

The project addresses the first FY12 program area for biologically intensive and organic approaches to sustainable management of fertility and plant nutrition. The objective of…

Biennial Canola for Forage and Ecosystem Improvement in Dryland Cropping Systems

This work was a demonstration of concept that in year 1 canola can be intercropped with peas and the forage ensiled 70 days later, and…