2016 CROPPING SYSTEMS conference


When: January 12-13, 2016
Where: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

This premier cropping systems conference focuses on production strategies to improve soil productivity and bottom line by learning from industry experts, researchers, and innovative producers. 

One keynote speaker, Gabe Brown, a North Dakota dry-land farmer will share strategies of how no-till farming, cover crops, and diverse crop rotations has improved his soil health (soil organic matter has increased from 1.7 to over 5), improved water infiltration from .5 inch/hour to 8 inches/hour, and greatly reduced the use and cost of synthetic fertilizers, all while exceeding yield averages year over year. 

Check out the link below for an overview of the topics he will cover. 



Other areas of focus include: 

  • how to achieve healthier soil and it's benefits

  • managing pest, disease, and weed issues including wireworm, rattail fescue, and blackleg

  • regional cover crop results and strategies

  • implementing precision ag tools, prescription mapping to decrease costs and precisely place chemicals

  • update on unmanned aerial vehicle uses and ROI

  • variety updates for alternate crops and crop rotations including pulses and oilseeds


Conference Lodging Partners and Terms:

SpringHill Suites-Marriott (attached to Convention Center)

7048 W. Grandridge Blvd.

Kennewick, WA 99336



Group Code:  DSCC

Room Rate: $124

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 14, 2015 


Hilton Garden Inn

701 North Young Street

Kennewick, WA 99336



Group Code:  348007

Room Rate:  $119

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 14, 2015


Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center

1101 N Columbia Center Blvd

Kennewick, WA 99336


(509) 783-0611

Room Rate:  $92

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 11, 2015


Red Lion Kennewick Inn & Suites

602 N Young Street

Kennewick, WA 99336


Room Rate:  $92

Room Cut-Off Date:  December 11, 2015

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