It’s that time of year – the 2018 WSU-Washington Oilseed Cropping System Oilseed workshops are just around the corner! These are the only workshops in the PNW focused entirely on oilseed production and marketing, and offer a full day of education and networking for only $20. The dates and locations are:
January 22: Hartline
January 24: Richland
January 25: Colfax
We are looking forward to having Mike Stamm, winter canola breeder from Kansas State University, at Hartline and Richland, and Dan Orchard, canola agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, at all three locations to share their perspectives and expertise with us. Other speakers include PNW canola producers, university faculty, and industry representatives. Based on feedback from last year’s workshops we have expanded the diagnostics with live canola plants and added hands-on demonstrations in a few of the sessions. Topics include:
- Stand Establishment Strategies
- Variety Selection & Development
- World and PNW Markets; Marketing, Delivery, & Storage
- Diagnostics – Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies, and Residual & Drift Herbicide Injury
- Fertilizer Management
- Economics of Canola Production – Enterprise Budgets
- Pest and Pollinator Management
- Harvest Loss Demonstration and Combine Settings
- PNW Canola Association and Oilseed Commission Updates.
Registration and agendas are available at the Crop and Soil Sciences Oilseeds website. Registration includes lunch and all refreshments, and each workshop will end with an industry-sponsored social.