Madison County Healthy Soil Initiative

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional + Producer
Funds awarded in 2015: $50,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2016
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Principal Investigator:
Robbie Taylor
Madison SWCD

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, potatoes, wheat


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage, continuous cropping, contour farming, cover crops, crop improvement and selection, cropping systems, crop rotation, double cropping, drought tolerance, fallow, fertigation, fertilizers, irrigation, multiple cropping, no-till, nutrient cycling, nutrient management, postharvest treatment, stubble mulching, water management
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Energy: energy use
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance, budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, mulches - general, precision herbicide use, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, dryland farming
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.