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Direct Seed Videos and Proceedings

PULLMAN, Wash. — Seven videotapes and printed proceedings of the Northwest Direct Seed Intensive Cropping Conference on January 7-8 in Pasco, Wash., are now available.

Nearly 900 Northwest growers and agricultural advisers attended the Conference, which featured 48 speakers including 16 growers from across the Northwest, Canada and Australia.

Videotapes of the seven 2- to 3-hour conference focus sessions will be available for purchase or loan by Jan. 23. Abbreviated titles are:

  • National and international trends and experiences.
  • Alternative crops and rotations.
  • Advances in the low and intermediate rainfall areas.
  • Advances in the higher rainfall annual cropping areas.
  • New industry developments in equipment.
  • Impacts on soil quality and productivity.
  • Grower drill modification and fabrication.

For a complete description and order form, contact Marguerite Winterowd at WSU, (509) 335-2915.

A 150-page proceedings provides a detailed summary of 33 presentations and is an excellent reference on new technologies on direct seed intensive cropping systems. Copies cost $10 (including mailing), payable to NW Direct Seed Conference. Proceedings can be ordered from: NW Direct Seed Conference, P.O. Box 2002, Pasco, WA, 99320, FAX (509) 547-5563, phone (509) 547-5538. An address and phone listing of the 12 direct seeding equipment companies participating in the conference will also be included.

“The videos and proceedings provide some excellent resources on the latest research technologies and grower experiences with direct seeding and alternative crop rotations from around the Northwest and the world,” says Roger Veseth, conference coordinator and WSU/University of Idaho extension conservation tillage specialist. If you have additional questions on the conference, contact Veseth at (208) 885-6386, FAX 885-7760, or e-mail

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