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DEEP FURROW DRILL
PROTOTYPE PROJECT

A brief overview

   

Field evaluation
September 1, 2011

Watch field evaluation video

   
The deep furrow drill prototype development effort included two half-day meetings, each attended by more than 100 growers and agricultural industry representatives. The basic concepts and features needed for new drill prototypes to pass through and retain heavy surface residue were recommended by growers. (click on photos to enlarge)
 

A brief overview of deep furrow drills for wheat-fallow farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

The low-precipitation (6-to 12-inch annual) wheat production zone of east-central Washington and north-central Oregon covers 3.85 million cropland acres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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