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Dryland compost and soil mineralization applied research field studies

These field studies are a combined effort of Washington State University, Oregon State University and the University of Idaho funded by a four-year USDA grant.

Two dryland organic sites are in Idaho, one in Camas County and one in Blaine County. Dairy compost is applied in the fall in a replicated large-scale plot design. Soil mineralization of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium is monitored over the growing season and crop quality and yield data are collected. UI Extension educators Cindy Kinder (Camas/Gooding counties), Lauren Hunter (Blaine County) and Christi Falen (Lincoln County) and UI Extension specialist Amber Moore have collected and evaluated data. Below are reports and publications about this project.


University of Idaho Extension, Gooding County

Mailing Address:
203 Lucy Lane
Gooding, ID 83330-1178

Phone: 208-934-4417

Fax: 208-934-4092



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