Source: Washington State University

Progress on research to reduce wind erosion and improve air quality in the inland Pacific Northwest will be reported at the Columbia Plateau PM10 Project annual meeting on Dec. 1 at Washington State University.


The Columbia Plateau PM10 Project is a multidisciplinary research effort to address problems associated with airborne particulates that are 10 microns in size or smaller and to develop economically viable best management practices to control blowing dust and smoke from dryland and irrigated farms.


Scientists from WSU, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Oregon State University and officials from county and state air authorities will speak on prediction and measurement of dust emissions, extension and education, air quality monitoring, cropping systems to control wind erosion and assessment of farming practices. 

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