Dry Farming Collaborative
Dry Farming efficiently utilizes residual soil moisture through proper soil management and use of hardy crop varieties, to reduce reliance on unsustainable irrigation practices in seasonally dry ecosystems.
The Dry Farming Collaborative is a group of growers, extension educators, plant breeders, and agricultural professionals partnering to increase knowledge and awareness of dry farming management practices with a hands-on participatory approach.
2019 DFC Winter Meeting: Presentations, Handouts, and Notes
- Winter Meeting Notes
- Dry Farming Collaborative: Initial Findings from Qualitative Interviews - Melissa Parks and Gabrielle Roesch-McNally
- The Dryland Site Suitability Project - Alex Stone and Andy Gallagher
- 2016 - 2018 DFC Variety Trials - Amy Garrett and Lucas Nebert
- 2018 DFC Inoculant Trials - Lucas Nebert
January 30th, 2019
Working with the USDA Northwest Climate Hub, the Dry Farming Collaborative conducted field trials from 2016 through 2018, to compare the performance of diverse field and vegetable crop varieties using dry farming practices. In addition to Oregon State University researchers, 30+ growers across western Oregon participated in this comprehensive research effort.