Alternative Crop Production in a “Direct Seed Annual Crop Intense Rotation Program”

1996 Annual Report for FW96-041

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1996: $4,400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $12,000.00
Region: Western
State: Washington
Principal Investigator:

Alternative Crop Production in a “Direct Seed Annual Crop Intense Rotation Program”

Summary

This study will address erosion, both wind and water, that occurs during periods of summer fallow in the Pacific Northwest. It will investigate alternative crops in a continuous direct seeding (no-till) cropping practice that eliminates summer fallow. Another goal of the project is reduced inputs, which will offset reliance on subsidies and increase net return per acre.