Project Technical Bulletin Now Available Here!

This practical "how-to guide" provides guidance on using conservation tillage under furrow irrigation to growers, crop consultants, and public sector practitioners. This guide incorporates 4 years of field research done near Fort Collins and years of work done on the Western Slope as well as wisdom and experience of local farmers practicing conservation tillage.

 

Our Team

This project is focused on increasing knowledge, interest, and adoption of conservation tillage in the northern front range of Colorado.

Although the demonstration sites and outreach activities are focused in this region, participation from interested parties outside the area are encouraged. One of the unique aspects of this project is the diverse group of involved entities and individuals.

This project is a collaborative effort that was driven by local producers, conservation districts, and industry members. Colorado State University researchers and extension personnel along with local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff are helping to organize and carry out project goals.


Erik Wardle
CSU Dept. Soil & Crop Sciences
erik.wardle@colostate.edu
970-491-0447

Troy Bauder
CSU Dept. Soil & Crop Sciences
troy.bauder@colostate.edu
970-491-4923

Phil Westra
CSU Bio Ag. Sciences
philip.westra@colostate.edu
970-491-5219

Todd Boldt
USDA
NRCS
todd.boldt@co.usda.gov
970-295-5650

Kierra Jewell
CSU Dept. Soil & Crop Sciences
kierra.jewell@colostate.edu
970-491-6201


Colorado Water Institute/CSU Extension

  • Joel Schneekloth

CSU ARDEC

  • Bob Bee
  • Chris Fryrear
  • Mark Collins
  • Karl Whitman
  • Gabe Whitman

USDA ARS

  • Ardell Halvorson

Contributing Entities

  • Big Thompson Conservation District, Gordon Gilstrap
  • Fort Collins Conservation District, Troy Seaworth
  • Orthman Manufacturing, Mike Petersen
  • Fontanelle Hybrid Seed

Local Producers

  • Tim Kerbs
  • Ken Knievel
  • Troy Seaworth
  • Craig Sitzman