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 (pdf)
Jim Bosch, Monsanto
Brian Caldbeck, Rubisco Seeds (pdf)
Jim Davis, University of Idaho (pdf)
Scot Hulbert, WSU-Pullman (pdf)
Jordan Varberg, Bayer CropScience (pdf)

Biodiesel Quality, Blending, and Distribution (pdf)

Jim Cach, Coleman Oil, Lewiston

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

Hal Collins, USDA-ARS Prosser

Economic Returns to Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington (pdf)

Jenny Ringwood Connolly, WSU School of Economic Sciences

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

Gaylin Davies, McKay Seed

Imperium Renewables – Grays Harbor update (pdf)

Todd Ellis, vice president sales and business development

Irrigated Management Considerations for Deficit Irrigated Canola and Camelina (pdf)

Gary Hergert, Univ. of Nebraska-Scottsbluff

* Yields and ET of Deficit to Fully Irrigated Canola and Camelina (pdf)

Gary Hergert, Univ. of Nebraska-Scottsbluff

Cook Agronomy Farm – Direct Seeding and Fertilizing Spring Canola Research (pdf)

Dave Huggins, USDA-ARS soil scientist

Canola and Mustard Production (pdf)

Bob Hutchens, HGEtc LLC, Dayton, WA

Canola Production in the Intermediate Rainfall Region (pdf)

Hal Johnson, Nordic Hills Farm, Davenport, WA

20+ Years Growing Oilseeds (pdf)

Hal Johnson, Davenport – low to intermediate rainfall

Dryland Nutrient Cycling and Recommendations (pdf)

Rich Koenig, Associate Dean and Director of WSU Extension

Biofuel Production and Use in Washington (pdf)

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

Where Does Oilseed Meal Fit in Livestock Feeding Systems? (pdf)

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

Planning for Oilseeds – Herbicide Residues (pdf)

Drew Lyon, weed scientist, WSU

What About Sunflower Production? (pdf)

Drew Lyon, weed scientist, WSU

Irrigated Oilseed Production Practices (pdf)

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

* Producing Canola in the Great Plains (pdf)

Bob Schrock, Kiowa, Kansas canola producer

Canola Diseases (pdf)

Kurt Schroeder, assistant plant pathologist, USDA-ARS Pullman

* Why & How to Grow an Oilseed Industry (pdf)

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

Growing Canola for Specialty Oils (pdf)

Steve Starr, vice president of procurement, Pacific Coast Canola

Do Oilseeds Pay? The Dollars and Sense of Oilseed Production (pdf)

Phil Thomas, Alberta, Canada

* Strategies for High Canola Yields (pdf)

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 (pdf)

Joe Thompson – University of Idaho

Pacific Coast Canola, LLC Update (pdf)

Matt Upmeyer, general manager, PCC

Insects Pests of Canola (pdf)

Dale Whaley, entomologist, WSU Douglas Co. Extension

Synchronizing Crop Rotation and Chemical Rotation (pdf)

Frank Young, Research Scientist, USDA-ARS

Camelina Production in the Eastern Palouse (pdf)

Eric Zakarison, Zakarison Partnership, Pullman, WA