2019 Wasco Co. Crop Tour
Wasco Co. SWCD
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2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
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ATI topped the tour off with their Annual Customer Appreciation Day Luncheon. Thank you ATI!
This year's tour featured:
Ryan Graebner, Assistant Professor OSU Soil Sciences, hosted a discussion of the Winter Wheat Variety Trials on the Miller Ranch near the Dufur Community Cemetary.

Jill Clapperton (Rhizoterra), discussed soil/crop quality, nutrient density, and Value Added Markets for cereal crops at Emerson Dell Farm.

Kathy Ursprung (Port of The Dalles), talked marketing strategies and how the Port can help.

Louisa Evers, Fire Ecologist BLM, discussed wildfire prevention strategies at the Kaser Diamond K Ranch.

NRCS District Conservationist Dan Esposito and Lissa Biehn, CED Farm Service Agency, provided updates to current Farm Bill programs.
The Conservation District thanks everyone who participated and attended this annual event and made it a success!! A heart felt thank-you to Garrett Duyck, NRCS Soil Conservationist, who organized it all on behalf of the Conservation District.
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Garrett talks about the importance of soil quality to the group at the Brewer Farm.
Jill Clapperton PhD, Rhizoterra Inc., explains nutrient density in produced crops, soil quality under different tillage systems, and discusses experiments.
Garrett discusses fire resistive forage crops that might help producers mitigate fire hazards.
Retired BLM Fire Ecologist Louisa Evers talks fuels management strategies in cropland.