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.

Registration costs $20 and includes lunch, refreshments and a closing industry-sponsored social. Register at http://css.wsu.edu/biofuels. Questions can be directed to Karen Sowers at ksowers@wsu.edu or 808-283-7013. Pesticide and CCA credits are available.

Participants will learn about optimizing oilseed production through managing crop and chemical rotation, drill calibration, variety selection, enterprise budgets, pest and disease identification, combine settings, yield results from Pacific Northwest variety trials, fertilizer management and more.

Presenters will include Pacific Northwest university research and extension faculty, new and seasoned oilseed producers and local agriculture industry representatives. A new format will see participants divided into groups to take part in eight 40-minute sessions.

Jeff Scott, Oklahoma canola producer and U.S. Canola Association president, and Washington, Oregon and Idaho producers will talk about forming a Pacific Northwest Canola Growers Association.


News media contact:
Karen Sowers, WSU Extension, 509-396-5936, 808-283-7013 cell, ksowers@wsu.edu