McGuire Publications

29 Publications

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Pest Management Considerations (series 4 of 4)

This publication is the fourth in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. This publication gives an overview of the effects of adopting HRF on the management of weeds, insects, and diseases. EM074E.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Residue Management through Planting (series 3 of 4)

This publication is the third in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. It discusses residue management after harvest and explains how to plant crops into high residue conditions with a planter or drill. It also covers modifications for existing equipment such as planters and drills, and soil fertility adjustments that may be necessary. EM073E.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Crop Rotation (series 2 of 4)

This publication is the second in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. It discusses how to choose a cropping sequence, choosing specific cover crops, and special crop considerations for irrigated cropping systems in the far western United States. It includes a very helpful table of crops that shows the relative difficulty of specific rotations. EM072E.

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: What and Why (series 1 of 4)

This publication is the first in a series on high residue farming (HRF), for farmers who are interested in HRF. It provides an overview of HRF, including the benefits and challenges. It also discusses some special considerations for HRF in the irrigated agriculture regions of the far western United States. EM071E.

High Residue Farming under Irrigation: Strip-till

Extension Bulletin EM036E. Strip-tillage is a low-impact cultivation technique suited to irrigated land with a lot of residue from a previous crop. A strip-till system creates both clean-till and high-residue conditions in the same field, taking advantage of both systems while minimizing drawbacks. This publication discusses the benefits of this system, as well as equipment needed, general management concerns, and how to get started. A budget is also included to help growers determine the relative net cost of implementing this system. Originally published Jan 2011; revised Sept 2014.

Irrigated Ag Information Service

A new WSU Extension website for agricultural industry professionals is designed to provide users with a customizable source of timely information on all aspects of irrigated agriculture. The service is completely free and was developed by a team of WSU Extension irrigation and agronomy experts.

Mustard Types, Seed Sources & Acreage Estimates

Types of mustard for green manures, contacts for WA seed and estimates for mustard acreage by year.

High Residue Farming under Irrigation – Workshops

Digests and agendas from yearly WSU Extension High Residue Farming under Irrigation workshops in Moses Lake, Washington. 2004 to present.

High Residue Farming under Irrigation

Andy McGuire, Agricultural Systems Educator WSU Extension. Program website.

2010 High Residue Farming under Irrigation Workshop

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  • Top Ten Reasons Why to Consider High Residue Farming, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
  • Residue Management at Harvest, Randal Taylor, Oklahoma State University
  • Weed Management Considerations in Reduced Tillage Systems, Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming
  • High Residue Farming in the Treasure Valley – Lessons Learned, Steve Norberg, Oregon State University
  • No-till Drills and Planters, Randal Taylor, Oklahoma State University
  • Optimizing Weed Control in Roundup Ready Corn, Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming

Mustard Green Manures

On-farm research has been conducted since 1999 to determine the benefits of mustard green manures and to improve their effectiveness. They are being used in irrigated regions of Eastern Washington to improve soil quality, control wind erosion, and manage soilborne pests.

Mustard Varieties for Green Manuring

Choosing mustard varieties and on-farm research results on variety biomass measurements and glucosinolate concentrations and production.

2009 High Residue Farming under Irrigation Workshop

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  • High Residue Farming Resources, Andy McGuire, WSU Extension
  • Soil Compaction and High Residue Farming, Randall Reeder, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Soil-Air-Water-Residue Interactions in HRF Planting, Andy McGuire
  • Opportunities for Organic No-till Vegetables, Doug Collins, WSU Extension
  • Worst Case Scenario: Results of the HRF Demo Project, Andy McGuire
  • Getting Into Controlled Traffic, Randall Reeder
  • Grower Panel:
    • Dave Gossett – Observations from the HRF Demo Project
    • Lorin Grigg – Strip-tilled sweet corn and onions
    • Tom Gregg – Strip-tilled corn

2009 Field Trial Report

On-farm research report.

2008 Partial Budget Analysis for the Replacement of Metam Sodium by a Mustard Green Manure

Partial budget for fumigant replacement.

2008 Field Trial Report

On-farm research report.

Effect of Mustard Seed Meal on Early Weed Emergence in Peppermint and Potato – Summer 2007

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

High Residue Farming Under Irrigation: Why Wait? – Summer 2007

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter. Summer 2007.

The Effects of Reducing Tillage on Pest Management

Andy McGuire, WSU Extension. 2007. An increasing number of farmers in the Columbia Basin are adapting reduced tillage systems from other regions to our conditions and crops. This paper will examine the general effects of reducing tillage on the management of weeds, insects, and diseases. Because these systems have been developed mainly in the Midwest and Canada, much of the information presented here is for the conditions and crops (mainly corn and wheat) in those regions. Experience will show what holds true under our conditions.

2006 Strip-till vs. No-till Sweet Corn

On-farm research report.

Liability & Public Use of Your Land – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Soil Organic Matters – September 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

2003 Graziers Conference: Grazing According to Gerrish – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Green Manuring Mustard: Improving an Old Technology – June 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Green Manuring with Mustard: Improving an Old Technology

Green manure summary article in Agrichemical & Environmental News, June 2003.

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