PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Oilseed Workshops at three locations, hosted by Washington State University Oilseed Cropping Systems Research and Extension, are scheduled for January 22-25 in Eastern Washington.

These are the only workshops in the Pacific Northwest focusing on oilseed production and marketing. They will be held:

  • Monday, Jan. 22, at the Historic Hartline School, Hartline, Wash.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Meadow Springs Presbyterian Church, Richland, Wash.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, at the First Baptist Church, Colfax, Wash.

washington oilseed cropping system logoFeatured speakers are Mike Stamm, winter canola breeder at Kansas State University, who will present at the Hartline and Tri-Cities workshops; and Dan Orchard, canola agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, who will present at all three workshops. 

Other speakers include PNW canola producers, university faculty, and industry representatives.

Topics include canola production, crop storage, marketing, identifying nutrient deficiencies and residual and drift herbicide injury on live canola plants, research updates from PNW universities.  

The sessions are designed for those just learning how canola works in a wheat rotation, as well as for farmers with years of experience.  There also will be opportunities for networking

Pesticide credits have been received from Washington and Montana and can be applied for Idaho and Oregon.

To register see the Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems website www.css.wsu.edu/oilseeds. Registration is $20 and includes lunch and refreshments. Each workshop will be followed by an industry-sponsored social. 

For information, contact Karen Sowers, extension and outreach specialist in oilseeds, 808-283-7013, ksowers@wsu.edu, or Dennis Roe, 509-595-0943, rdroe@wsu.edu.  Please share this email and information with others who may be interested.

 

Media Contact:

  • Karen Sowers, extension and outreach specialist in oilseeds, 509-396-5936 and 808-283-7013, ksowers@wsu.edu.