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Read a farmer’s guide to collecting soil samples
Visits the Washington State University small grains website to find a wealth of resources
Decreasing soil pH, also called soil acidification, is a growing concern in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.
Salt accumulation in soil can reduce crop yields and affect soil structure. Learn how to evaluate the salts present in soils and to select appropriate management practices to maintain soil health and crop productivity
Find videos about soil sampling created by the Washington Department of Agriculture.
Description: Ron Jirava’s approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study
Producers receive rental payments, a signup incentive payment, and practice payment incentives, up to $50,000 per year for contract terms between 10-15 years, for removing environmentally sensitive land from production.
This publication reviews the long-term benefits of municipal biosolids applications on soil health in dryland cereal and pasture cropping systems east of the Cascades
Focuses on how biosolids can be used to supply nutrients to crops
Compost can improve soil quality and nutrient, water, and pest regulation, but proper consideration is critical: in-depth exploration provided here