Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) prohibits discrimination against its employees, partners, and participants for services and employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation. WCSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
Soil Health Resources
Only "living" things can have health, so viewing soil as a living ecosystem reflects a fundamental shift in the way we care for our nation's soils.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Welcome to our new Soil Health Resource page. This page will host choice resources gleaned from various places that hopefully will be a jumping off point for those who are interested in improving the health of their soils.
This page wil also feature research from Garrett Duyck, NRCS Soil Conservationist, about his ongoing work with local growers who are working to incorporate cover cropping techniques here in the arid climate of Wasco County.
Profiles in Soil Health
Click on the link below to email Garrett if you are interested in learning more about cover cropping.
This is not an official united states government website and any information provided is for informational purposes only.
Adjusting Wheat-Based Management Strategies for Oilseed Production
Washington State University has just released a new publication that discusses why and how to adjust wheat-based management strategies for oilseed production.
Oilseeds, such as canola, are recognized as rotational crops that can benefit the agro-ecological and social-ecological systems within the traditional wheat-based cropping region of the inland Northwest Pacific. Although farmers can continue to use wheat-based farm equipment, management practices need to be adjusted specifically to canola physiology and morphology to optimize yield and quality.
Diversity, No-Till and Continuous Cropping Bring Big Impacts to Bottom Line
Read about Gordon Stoner from Montana and how he changed his operation from barely getting by to highly profitable.
Cover Crops and Dryland Wheat? Challenge Accepted.
Each Friday, meet farmers, producers and landowners through farmer.gov #Fridaysonthefarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.
Recent showcase is our own Wasco and Sherman County farmer Noah Williams. Noah is striving to bring cover cropping to his wheat cropland along the Columbia River in Eastern Oregon.