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Satellites may help monitor soil conditions
July 2, 2008


LIND, Wash. – In the six counties of central and eastern Washington where wheat growers can count on only 8 to 12 inches of precipitation annually, they fallow fields for a year between crops to accumulate enough moisture to grow the next crop. There’s another thing growers are trying to save: their soil.


Bill Schillinger is a WSU scientist and extension specialist based at the WSU Lind Dryland Research Station. Photo by Brian Clark, Washington State University.


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