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Hands-on oilseed workshops begin Jan. 26

RICHLAND, Wash. – A new format and hands-on, interactive sessions about canola will highlight three workshops about oilseed crops to be held in the Washington communities of Hartline, Jan. 26; Ritzville, Jan. 31; and Clarkston, Feb. 2. » More …

Video, tours highlight canola crop trials, preparation

By Karen Sowers, WSU Extension

RICHLAND, Wash. – Record or near-record canola yields are expected this year in eastern Washington and the video below shows a crop near Odessa being pushed into tight rows for gradual ripening before harvest in about a week. » More …

Horned larks undeterred by efforts to protect canola

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

LIND, Wash. – A mystery in east-central Washington has canola farmers vexed and researchers scratching their heads. Horned larks are turning up in droves and decimating newly planted winter and spring canola fields despite multiple efforts to deter them. » More …

LaCrosse farmer fuels equipment with his crop

 

 

 

 

LACROSSE, Wash. – When LaCrosse area farmer Steve Camp takes stock of his harvest later this year, he’ll measure at least part of it in gallons instead of bushels.

 

For the past three years, the fifth generation wheat and barley farmer has dedicated part of his operation to camelina, an oilseed crop as old as the pharaohs and one of the newest possibilities for sustainable biofuels production.

 

Last year, he grew camelina, had it crushed commercially and used it to run his Kubota tractor and Dodge pick-up. This past winter, he pressed some more of what he’d grown using … » More …