Sep 21, 2014
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Harvesting the Palouse

Farm Journal Technology Editor Ben Potter visited this one-of-a-kind region in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Palouse is a geographical region in the Pacific Northwest caused millions of years ago from a series of ice age dams bursting and depositing its glacial outwash. The resulting silt dunes hold fertile earth good for a variety of crops. Multiple crops and fallow ground often appear on the same hill as a rotational and erosion control strategy. For example, this hill has garbanzo beans on top and wheat on bottom.

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