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High Residue Farming Workshop

December 10, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


High Residue Farming under Irrigation;


“High residue farming” is an umbrella term that covers cropping systems where the volume of the soil that is tilled is reduced in order to maintain residue cover of the soil. Crop residue covering the soil provides the many benefits of high residue farming:

  • Save time and money
  • Save on fuel and equipment costs
  • Decreased water use and pumping costs
  • More double cropping options
  • Build soil health

Direct seeding (also called no-till) strip-till, and vertical tillage are all variations of high residue farming.
These workshops will take a more detailed look at the benefits and challenges of high residue farming, residue management, direct seeding, strip-tillage and the components of a high residue farming system.

We hope you will join us.

Workshop sessions

  1. Benefits of high residue farming
  2. Challenges of high residue farming
  3. Conditions for stand establishment
  4. Residue management
  5. Direct seeding with a planter or a drill
  6. Effects of local cropping, soils, and climate
  7. Strip-till systems
  8. Getting started in high residue farming

All those attending these workshops will receive the following publications in the WSU High Residue Farming under Irrigation series:

  • What and Why?
  • Crop Rotation
  • Harvest through Planting
  • Pest Management Considerations


Andy McGuire is the Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist with WSU Extension in the Columbia Basin of Washington. His work with high residue farming and green manure crops helps farmers build their soils and increase profits.

Register now to hold your spot.

Pre-registration is required: Registration




December 10, 2013
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


ATEC – Big Bend Community College
7611 Bolling Street NE
Moses Lake, WA 09923 United States


Andrew McGuire
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