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Workshops: High Residue Farming under Irrigation

The Basics

“High residue farming” is an umbrella term referring to 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 cover the basics of implementing these systems in the irrigated Columbia Basin.

We hope you will join us.

Workshop Sessions

3 hours total,

  1. Benefits of high residue farming
  2. Conditions for stand establishment
  3. Residue management
  4. Direct seeding with a planter or a drill
  5. Strip-till systems
  6. High residue farming in the Columbia Basin

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


Andrew 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.

Participant Reviews

4.3 out of 5 (107 participants)

2017 Workshops


Register now to hold your spot

Pre-registration for guaranteed spot, $15 per person.

For more information, contact Andrew McGuire,, or call 509-754-2011 Ext. 4313.

Refund Policy: No cash refunds. Minimum charge will be retained; remainder credited toward future workshop registration if cancelled less than 48 hrs prior. No refund or credit for no-shows.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Andy McGuire at WSU Extension, 509-754-2011 Ext. 4313,, at least two weeks prior to the event.”