Winter Canola Shines
Sowers: Well there is winter canola and spring canola so they each are planted on a different date and harvested on a different date. Right now spring canola harvest is finishing up in far Eastern Washington, Spokane County that kind of area and there are still some Winter canola being planted in the irrigated areas primarily. The Winter canola is planted in August, September typically and even earlier in some situations then harvested late June to mid-Jul021y and then spring canola is planted in the Spring and harvested in august
So how did the stars align for farmer that planted winter Canola?
SOWERS: There is a very limited number of winter canola acres that went in last fall due to drought conditions and uncertainly about whether or not the Pacific Coast Canola the processing facility in Warden would be open. So the acres were down we are not sure quite yet until the final report comes out but that definitely resulted in a lower number of acres and those that did have winter Canola in were very fortunate because it yield like gang busters, whether it was irrigated or dry land almost every grower that had some, had record yields.
With Pacifica Coast Canola now crushing for a huge Canadian company canola growers are pretty positive about their future.