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Dry Farming as a Drought Response: Soil Health Explorations in Dry Farm Contexts, Oregon

Project Timeline
September 2019 - January 2021

This project plans to expand current work exploring dry farming techniques as a climate adaptation strategy to deal with more drought conditions in western Oregon and Washington when less water is available for irrigation or water users get cut off from water rights. The researchers will use organic production methods to further investigate the role of soil health management for improving soil moisture holding capacity through the application of different treatments. The ultimate goal is to better understand how dry farming in western Oregon and Washington can be used as a drought resilient strategy. 

To learn more, view the full research profile.

General Location
Specific Location
Pacific Northwest
Key Partners
Oregon State University
DEWS Components
Planning & Preparedness
Research & Applications