Jensen Farm Case Study: Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest
Mallory, Ellen B.
Wysocki, Donald John, 1952-
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Wayne Jensen uses a mix of direct seeding, minimum tillage, and conventional tillage on 3,300 acres in the high rainfall area of Latah County, Idaho, on the Palouse. His crops are winter wheat, spring cereals, lentils and peas, grass seed, and Canola. Wayne and his wife, Jacie, host a tour for Palouse fourth graders each year. They received the 1999 Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in Agricultural Education and Advocacy for this program. Wayne discusses residue management and the need for a good sprayer. Photographs and methods are presented simply and clearly. 8 pages.