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Title: THE PENDLETON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER, 1967-1992

Author
item PUMPHREY, F.
item Rasmussen, Paul

Submitted to: Pendleton Station Field Day
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/12/1995
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The purposes and accomplishments of the Pendleton Agricultural Research Center from 1967 to 1992 were reviewed and documented. This publication is a sequel to Special Report 233 (1967) which listed accomplishments from 1928 to 1966. Research has been conducted by Oregon State University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service since 1967 in the fields of cereal breeding, plant pathology, weed science, plant physiology, soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil microbiology. Weed control in cereals, phenological development of grasses, tillage innovations, and identification of long-term changes in soil quality were topics of major research emphasis. The Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center was built and staffed by USDA-ARS in the early 1970¿s to augment research for improving water conservation in soil and reducing soil erosion on steeply-sloping lands. Scientists cooperated on national and international projects involving genetic improvement of cereals, growth stages of cereals, control of soil-borne plant diseases, and identification of long-term agricultural effects on soil organic matter and sustainability of agriculture. Twenty-seven scientists served during the 25-year period. They published 251 articles in technical journals in addition to more than 800 local and regional articles for farmers, land managers, agricultural advisors and consultants, and the general public.

Technical Abstract: The scope of agricultural research and accomplishments of the Pendleton Agricultural Research Center from 1967 to 1992 were documented. This publication is a sequel to Special Report 233 (1967) which listed accomplishments from 1928 to 1966. Research was conducted jointly by Oregon State University and the USDA- Agricultural Research Service in cereal breeding, plant pathology, weed science, plant physiology, soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil microbiology. Weed control in cereals, phenological development of grasses, tillage innovations, and identification of long-term changes in soil quality were topics of major research emphasis. The Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center was built and staffed by USDA-ARS in the early 1970¿s to augment ongoing research to improve water conservation in soil and reduce soil erosion on steeply-sloping lands. Scientists cooperated on national and international projects involving genetic improvement of cereals, identifying growth stages of cereal development, controlling soil-borne plant diseases, and identifying long-term agricultural management effects on soil organic matter quality and sustainability of agriculture. Twenty-seven scientists served during the 25-year period. They published 251 articles in technical journals in addition to more than 800 local and regional articles for farmers, land managers, agricultural advisors and consultants, and the general public.