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Are You Dryland or Rainfed? Webinar Series

Is there a difference between rainfed and dryland production? Is there a line? Can you see it? This series will examine the unique challenges of regions where producing an annual crop on growing season precipitation is not always possible, and in which water conservation becomes the primary focus of all management decisions.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:   0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management and 0.5 CEU in Crop Management per webinar
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 Professional Meeting CEU per webinar

$45.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$72.00 Non-members

Included webinars in this series package are:
Dryland in the Western Great Plains
Dryland in the Pacific Northwest

Each webinar may also be purchased individually by clicking on the individual title below.   A series bundle purchase provides a discount.

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Class cost: $ 72.00

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Dryland in the Western Great Plains

Growing season precipitation, whether for summer or winter crops, in the Western Great Plains is insufficient to produce a crop in most years. Fallow and adopting tillage systems that leave more residues on the soil surface are common management practices implemented to increase the amount of water stored in the soil to supplement precipitation for the following crop. Historically, cropping systems include wheat-fallow (1 crop in 2 years) and wheat-sorghum-fallow (2 crops in 3 years), but research has demonstrated that it may be possible to increase the cropping intensity through soil water management.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management and 0.5 CEU in Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
Gary Peterson
Professor Emeritus
Colorado State University

Dr. Gary “Pete” A. Peterson is Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University (CSU). His career teaching and research emphasis has been the application of soil science principles to the solution of field related soil management problems. Before his retirement in 2011, he was Head of the Soil and Crop Sciences Department Head for eight years, and prior to that he co-led the Dryland Agroecosystems Project at CSU from 1984 to 2003. The Dryland Agroecosystems Project focused on developing cropping systems that maximize water conservation and minimize soil erosion, and that are applicable to a wide range of climate-soil environments. System effects on water conservation, fertilizer N and P management, organic matter accumulation, and nutrient cycling were emphasized. Pete also served as President of the Soil Science Society of America in 2008.

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Soil & Water Management   0.5
Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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Dryland in the Pacific Northwest

The low rainfall region of eastern Washington has about 7-12” of average annual precipitation and is characterized by winter wheat-fallow crop production. The intermediate rainfall region has about 12-16” of average annual precipitation and is characterized by winter wheat-spring crop-fallow. Management systems in these dryland production systems will be addressed, and briefly contrasted with the rainfed production in the Palouse region of the inland Pacific Northwest.

CEUs:
CCA/CPAg:  0.5 CEU in Soil and Water Management and 0.5 CEU in Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC/CST:  1.0 CEU in Professional Meetings

Speaker Information:
William F. Schillinger
Professor and Scientist
Washington State University

$25.00 Members/Certified Professionals
$40.00 Non-members

You have 30 days to view this content after purchase.

Self-Paced

CEUs

Soil & Water Management   0.5
Crop Management   0.5
Professional Meetings (PM)   1.0

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Class cost: $ 40.00

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