2013 Oilseed Production and Marketing Conference

2013 WSU Oilseed Conference

Over 200 crop and livestock producers, ag industry representatives, agency personnel, and university researchers and students arrived in Kennewick, Washington to learn about dryland and irrigated oilseed agronomy, processing, economics, marketing and end use. “Golden Opportunities” was the theme this year, representing the many benefits that oilseed crops can provide, including increased wheat yield in a cereal rotation, better weed management, steady local market demand, crop diversity, and quality livestock meal and forage. WSU welcomed four keynote speakers – Gary Hergert, University of Nebraska-Scottsbluff: Bob Schrock, Kiowa, Kansas; Ron Sholar, Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Phil Thomas, Lacombe, Alberta Canada to share their perspectives of oilseed production and the oilseed industry.
Video coverage, PowerPoint presentations and research poster presentations from the conference are available below. An asterisk preceding a title denotes a keynote presentation.

Canola Root Monolith and Oilseed Plants
Canola root monolith and oilseed plants on display from WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Video of Presentations

Research Poster Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations:

Oilseed Genetics – Emerging Technologies

Beau Blachly, Croplan Genetics/Winfield Solutions
Jim Bosch, Monsanto
Brian Caldbeck, Rubisco Seeds
Jim Davis, University of Idaho
Scot Hulbert, WSU-Pullman
Jordan Varberg, Bayer CropScience

Biodiesel Quality, Blending, and Distribution

Jim Cach, Coleman Oil, Lewiston

Safflower Production in Eastern Washington – Background History, Production Practices, Yields and Water Use

Hal Collins, USDA-ARS Prosser

Economic Returns to Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington

Jenny Ringwood Connolly, WSU School of Economic Sciences

Comparison of Various Oilseed Crops – Yellow Mustard, Spring Canola and Winter Canola

Gaylin Davies, McKay Seed

Imperium Renewables – Grays Harbor update

Todd Ellis, vice president sales and business development

Irrigated Management Considerations for Deficit Irrigated Canola and Camelina

Gary Hergert, Univ. of Nebraska-Scottsbluff

* Yields and ET of Deficit to Fully Irrigated Canola and Camelina

Gary Hergert, Univ. of Nebraska-Scottsbluff

Cook Agronomy Farm – Direct Seeding and Fertilizing Spring Canola Research

Dave Huggins, USDA-ARS soil scientist

Canola and Mustard Production

Bob Hutchens, HGEtc LLC, Dayton, WA

Canola Production in the Intermediate Rainfall Region

Hal Johnson, Nordic Hills Farm, Davenport, WA

20+ Years Growing Oilseeds

Hal Johnson, Davenport – low to intermediate rainfall

Dryland Nutrient Cycling and Recommendations

Rich Koenig, Associate Dean and Director of WSU Extension

Biofuel Production and Use in Washington

Mary Beth Lang, Bioenergy and Special Projects Coordinator, WA State Dept of Agriculture

Where Does Oilseed Meal Fit in Livestock Feeding Systems?

Don Llewellyn, WSU Extension Regional Livestock Specialist, Kennewick, WA

Planning for Oilseeds – Herbicide Residues

Drew Lyon, weed scientist, WSU

What About Sunflower Production?

Drew Lyon, weed scientist, WSU

Irrigated Oilseed Production Practices

Jeff Schibel, Schibel Farms, Inc., Odessa, WA

* Producing Canola in the Great Plains

Bob Schrock, Kiowa, Kansas canola producer

Canola Diseases

Kurt Schroeder, assistant plant pathologist, USDA-ARS Pullman

* Why & How to Grow an Oilseed Industry

Ron Sholar, Executive Director, Great Plains Canola Association and Oklahoma Oilseed Commission, Stillwater, OK

Growing Canola for Specialty Oils

Steve Starr, vice president of procurement, Pacific Coast Canola

Do Oilseeds Pay? The Dollars and Sense of Oilseed Production

Phil Thomas, Alberta, Canada

* Strategies for High Canola Yields

Phil Thomas, Senior Agri-Coach – Agri-Trend; President of BrassicaCorp Ltd, Alberta, Canada

Update on State of the Biodiesel Industry – Engine Warranties, On-Road Testing, and Fuel Quality

Joe Thompson – University of Idaho

Pacific Coast Canola, LLC Update

Matt Upmeyer, general manager, PCC

Insects Pests of Canola

Dale Whaley, entomologist, WSU Douglas Co. Extension

Synchronizing Crop Rotation and Chemical Rotation

Frank Young, Research Scientist, USDA-ARS

Camelina Production in the Eastern Palouse

Eric Zakarison, Zakarison Partnership, Pullman, WA