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Direct Seed Conference Proceedings and Report Available

PULLMAN, Wash. — Free copies of the Proceedings from the 2001 Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference and the 2000 PNW STEEP Annual Report on conservation tillage systems research and educational projects can be ordered from Washington State University’s crop and soil sciences department.

The conference, held Jan. 17-19 in Spokane, featured 27 speakers, including 14 growers from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Chile, New South Wales and Australia as well as researchers and agricultural industry representatives from the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Colorado. The 125-page proceedings provides detailed summaries of the presentation.

The 180-page STEEP (Solutions To Environmental and Economic Problems) report provides in-depth updates on 22 research and educational projects on conservation tillage systems in the Pacific Northwest.

STEEP is a cooperative research and educational program sponsored by the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Contact Deb Marsh at (509) 335-2915 or by e-mail at to request copies. Both reports will be available on the Conference web site later this winter.

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