The Washington State Oilseed Cropping Systems (WOCS)
Project team has added another fact sheet to their Oilseed Series with the recent publication of “Physiology Matters: Adjusting Wheat-based Management Strategies for Oilseed Production
.” Canola acreage in Washington and the PNW is projected to increase significantly due to several factors such as low wheat prices, sufficient moisture for crop establishment, rotation benefits, and a steady local market for canola at Warden, WA.
Experienced canola growers will often say, “canola is not your father’s wheat.” This fact sheet addresses just that, particularly for first-time canola growers. While there are readily apparent visual differences between wheat and oilseeds, there are also management practices that differ between the two crops that need to be taken into account in order to be successful at growing oilseeds.