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Main Title Advances in dryland farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Yorgey, Georgine,
Kruger, Chad E.,
Publisher Washington State University Extension,
Year Published 2017
OCLC Number 993259928
Subjects Dry farming--Northwest, Pacific ; Pacific Northwest
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  S537.W35 no.108 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/22/2017
Collation 614 pages : color illustrations, color maps : 23 cm
"Published May 2017." Includes bibliographical references and index. "This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, under award number 2011-68002-30191 (Regional Approaches to Climate Change for Pacific Northwest Agriculture). Chapter 12 is also based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award number 2014-51181-22384 (National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program), Graduate Education in the Economics of Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change: Evaluating Tradeoffs, Resiliency and Uncertainty using an Interdisciplinary Platform, The Northwest Climate Hub, and Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station."--page 13.
Contents Notes
The Pacific Northwest is an important wheat production region. In 2015, the National Agricultural Statistics Service indicated that Washington, Idaho, and Oregon harvested more than 240 million bushels of wheat, worth an estimated $1.3 billion. The major areas of production in the inland Pacific Northwest include three major land resource areas with distinctive geologic features and soils as defined by the US Department of Agriculture: the Columbia Basin, the Columbia Plateau, and the Palouse and Nez Perce Prairies, all of which are within the Northwestern Wheat and Range Region. It also includes a small portion of dryland cropping in the North Rocky Mountains major land resource area, adjacent to the eastern edge of the Palouse and Nez Perce Prairies. In the dryland areas, which are the focus of this book, wheat is grown in rotation with crop fallow and much smaller acreages of other small grains, legumes, and alternative crops. In light of ongoing and new challenges being faced by farmers in the region it is an opportune time to synthesize research-based advances in knowledge to support farmer decision-making and improve the long-term productive capacity of farmland in the region. This book should be viewed as a resource that launches further inquiry rather than an end point.