Jan. 19, 21, 26: Extension hosts oilseed workshops

CanolaPULLMAN, Wash. – Workshops about canola and other oilseed production, marketing and end-use will be held at three locations in late January: Colfax, Odessa and Dayton.

Registration for each workshop costs $20 and includes lunch and snacks. Register and find agendas at http://css.wsu.edu/biofuels/2016-wsu-oilseed-workshops/.

The benefits of oilseed crops in a cereal rotation are well documented. Topics specific to each area were selected based on input from regional growers, industry and university researchers.

Topics will include crop and herbicide rotation; risk management; field diagnostics; canola for grazing and silage; marketing and sourcing; whole-farm economics; nutrient and water use; insects and diseases; oilseed meal in livestock rations and more.

Washington State University Extension and the WSU Oilseed Cropping Systems (WOCS) project are hosting the workshops, which are also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ARS and local agribusinesses.

More sponsor opportunities and exhibit space are available by contacting Karen Sowers, WSU crop and soil sciences, at 509-396-5936 or ksowers@wsu.edu.