Oilseed crop production workshops coming up

Oilseed crop production workshops coming up

Washington Ag Today January 5, 2011 Daylong workshops on best practices for producing oilseed crops such as canola, mustard and camelina are scheduled for later this month in Okanogan, Reardan and Colfax. The workshops are being offered by Washington State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, USDA-ARS and WSU Extension.

Karen Sowers of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences says the workshops will be of interest for both experienced and first-time oilseed crop producers and will be comprehensive.

Sowers: “Producing the crop from step one, choosing the right variety, what do you have for herbicides that have been put on your ground. Whether you can even grow and oilseed crop on certain acreage. And then planting, establishment, irrigation in certain regions, and then integrated pest management, how am I going to market my crop. So, we are kind of across the board from deciding on what crop to plant and what variety to harvesting and storing the crop and marketing the crop.”

The workshops are free and open to the public and a complimentary lunch will be served. They all run from nine a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be held January 25th in Okanogan at the Armory, January 26th in Reardan at the Community Building and January 27th in Colfax at Hill Ray Plaza. Specific information about each and how to register is available at



University of Idaho wheat breeder Bob Zemetra is heading to Oregon State University. OSU has hired Zemetra to head its wheat breeding program filling the position held by Jim Peterson, who left for private industry.

I’m Bob Hoff and that’s Washington Ag Today on Northwest Aginfo Net.

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