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Smoke Management Program
Stack Burning Not Allowed
The 2009 Oregon Legislature limited the number of acres that can be Stack Burned in the Willamette Valley to 1000 acres per year through 2012, thereafter, none.
 
Willamette Valley Field Burning Rules Revisions
Changes to the Smoke Management (Field Burning) Program

The 2009 Oregon Legislature adopted Senate Bill 528 reducing the number of acres that grass seed growers in the Willamette Valley can burn.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) manages the Smoke Management Program under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
 
More Information
ODA Smoke Management Program (503) 986-4701

Burning questions - A guide to burning regulations in the Willamette Valley
Burning questions - A guide to burning regulations in the Willamette Valley (370K pdf)
A printable brochure with information you need to know before you burn. 

Smoke Management
Grass seed and cereal grain growers in the Willamette Valley burn their fields to control weed, pest, and disease contaminants; enhance seed yields; meet seed quality standards; stimulate plant production; and remove waste residues.
 
Smoke Management Program details
Emergency burning 
Smoke Program frequently asked questions Types of burning
Meteorological conditions Staff directory
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Oregon Agriculture Weather

Oregon Agriculture Weather Center
   

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Field burning season summaries
Summary of the 2001 Field Burning Season (72K pdf)

Summary of the 2002 Field Burning Season
(78K pdf)

Summary of the 2003 Field Burning Season (1.69MB pdf)

Summary of the 2004 Field Burning Season (251K pdf)

Summary of the 2005 Field Burning Season (156K pdf)

Summary of the 2006 Field Burning Season (628K pdf)

Summary of the 2007 Field Burning Season (648K pdf)

Summary of the 2008 Field Burning Season
(652K pdf)

Summary of the 2009 Field Burning Season
(404K pdf)

Summary of the 2010 Field Burning Season (672K pdf)

Summary of the 2011 Field Burning Season (602K pdf)

Summary of the 2012 Field Burning Season (614K pdf)
 
Summary of the 2013 Field Burning Season​ (373K pdf)