Economics of No-till Cropping Systems Across the Landscape

Kate Painter, Dave Huggins, Mike Ensley

The performance of various crops and rotations vary considerably across different locations of a typical Palouse field.  In 2001, six different crop rotation strategies under continuous no-till were established at the WSU Cook Agronomy Farm. By harvest in 2006, each rotation had completed two cycles and we present an evaluation of crop performance (yield, protein, economic return) across the 92 acre research farm.  Preliminary data show field locations with widely divergent economic returns that may prove useful for improving decisions on land management.

gross revenue returns

Gross returns of hard red spring wheat in 1999.