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Oilseed workshops


January 11, 2018

--Courtesy photo.

Participants at last year's oilseed workshops study canola plants for various trouble spots.

The 2018 oilseed workshops sponsored by Washington State University and Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems (part of the Washington state biofuels initiative) are just around the corner, and area farmers are invited to attend one or more of them scheduled for January 22 in Hartline, January 24 in Richland and January 25 in Colfax. Based on feedback after last year's workshops, the number of sessions with diagnostics and demonstrations has been increased. Faculty and staff from WSU and UI have been preparing a wide range of canola plants to cover topics from stand establishment to in-season field diagnostics of nutrient deficiencies and residual and drift herbicide injury.

Mike Stamm, winter canola breeder at Kansas State University, and Dan Orchard, agronomy specialist from the Canola Council of Canada, will share their wealth of knowledge and experience with canola production. Other speakers include pacific northwest canola producers, university faculty and industry representatives. Whether you are just learning about how canola works in a wheat rotation or have worked with farmers growing canola for many years, you are guaranteed to learn something to help your clientele.

Agendas and links to the registration sites are posted at Registration is only $20 and includes lunch and all refreshments. Each workshop will be followed by an industry-sponsored social.

Pesticide credits have been received from MT (10(3), 30(3), 39(3), 60(3)) and applied for from ID, OR and WA.

Contact Karen Sowers or Dennis Roe (, 509-595-0943) with questions or comments.


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