Sweet potato trials have been going well at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center. Although the sweet tubers are typically grown in warmer southern U.S. states, WSU scientists want to figure out if they can be grown commercially in Washington.
It would be easy to lower expectations when you’re only getting 12-14 inches of precipitation each year. But that’s not the case for Steve and Becky Camp, who converted to no-till and made big changes in their rotation to keep something growing on their land as much of the growing season as possible.
Grain commissions in the Northwest recently released their annual variety surveys and quality rankings, giving growers the latest information on the best wheat to plant, says Washington State University Extension.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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