Direct Seed Conference Proceedings Available

PULLMAN, Wash. — Presentations at the 2003 Northwest Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference and Trade Show in Pasco, Wash., January 8- 10, is now available in published proceedings.

The 120-page proceedings provides an in-depth summary of speaker presentations and is an excellent reference on new technologies for direct seed cropping systems. The proceedings is also being added to the Conference Web site at

The conference program featured 28 speakers, including six growers, from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, South Dakota and New Zealand. Topics covered include the debate on high versus low disturbance direct seed openers, stacked rotation and other pest management strategies, transition economics, crop marketing strategies, residue management options, new weed control strategies, building partnerships with landlords, managing for increased soil carbon and productivity, and grower experiences across the region.

Copies of the proceedings are available for $8, including mailing. Make checks payable to Northwest Direct Seed Conference. Mail your request and payment to Northwest Direct Seed Conference, P.O. Box 2002, Pasco, Wash., 99302; phone (509) 547-5538; fax (509) 547-5563, or e-mail

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