Region 2: Low to Intermediate Rainfall, Eastern Washington

Cropping systems on the PalouseCurrently, oilseed crops have the best likelihood to be adopted in Washington state by dryland producers since they are relatively competitive with other alternative crops in the region. Yet the lack of fundamental information on variety performance and best agronomic management practices for this agroclimatic zone limits the economic viability of these crops. For example, a number of dryland producers have already at one time or another attempted to produce either canola or mustard in spite of variable yields and economic performance. Despite investments in development of canola and mustard varieties in the region by the University of Idaho, successful farmer production of oilseeds has thus far been limited primarily to the higher rainfall and cooler micro-climates of the Palouse near Pullman to the Camas Prairie of Idaho. It has only been recently acknowledged that more suitable varieties and appropriate agronomic practices for both canola and camelina still need to be identified for the low and intermediate rainfall regions that dominate the majority of Eastern Washington’s dryland production region.

Dryland and Irrigated Cropping Systems Research with Camelina, Winter Canola and Safflower

2016 Progress Report (now titled Eight Years of Camelina Cropping Systems Research at Lind)
2015 Progress Report (now titled Two New Long-Term Winter Canola Cropping Systems Studies Established Near Ritzville, WA
2015 Progress Report (now titled Long-Term Safflower Cropping Systems Experiment Near Ritzville, WA)
2015 Progress Report (now titled Long-Term Camelina Cropping Systems Experiment at Lind)
2015 Progress Report (now titled First Report of Horned Lark Damage to Pre-emerged Winter Canola Seedlings)
2014 Progress Report 
2013 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report
2008 Progress Report

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Winter Canola Using 4R Stewardship

2016 Progress Report

Brassica Rapa Type Winter Canola Varieties in East-Central Washington

2016 Progress Report

Fall Grazing on Winter Canola

2016 Progress Report

Manipulating the AT-hook Motif Nuclear Localized (AHL) Gene Family for Bigger Seeds with Improved Stand Establishment

2016 Progress Report
2015 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report 
2013 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report

Soil Microbial Communities of the Lind Camelina Cropping Systems Experiment

2016 Progress Report

Soil Water Dynamics in the Long-Term Camelina Cropping Systems Experiment at Lind

2016 Progress Report

Effects of Mowing Early Planted Winter Canola on Yield, Survival, and Moisture Use

2016 Progress Report

Rhizosphere Soil Microbial Communities of Winter Canola and Winter Wheat at Six Paired Field Sites in Eastern Washington

2016 Progress Report

Winter Canola Production in the Low to Intermediate Rainfall Zones of the Pacific Northwest

2015 Progress Report (now titled Best Management Practices to Improve Low-Rainfall Oilseed Production)
2014 Progress Report 
2013 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report
2008 Progress Report

Winter Canola Water and Nitrogen Use in Low Rainfall Areas of Eastern Washington

2015 Progress Report

Winter Canola Variety Trials in the Low to Intermediate Rainfall Zone of Washington

2015 Progress Report

Canola and Mustard Production and Outreach

2014 Progress Report (now titled ‘Canola Production in the Intermediate Rainfall Cropping Region’)
2013 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report
2008 Progress Report

Development of Camelina Lines Resistant to Group 2 Herbicides

2015 Progress Report (now titled Expanding Camelina Adaption and Marketability by Breeding)
2014 Progress Report 
2013 Progress Report

2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report

Soil Characteristics and Associated Wind Erosion Potential Altered by Oilseeds in Wheat-Based Cropping Systems

2015 Progress Report

Oilseed Crop Fertility

2013 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report 
2008 Progress Report

Canola Insect Pests

2014 Progress Report

Potential of Biennially Grown Canola and Canola Grown in Other Dryland PNW Environments

*** See the 2012 Progress Report in Region 3 for Biennial Canola research
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report
2009 Progress Report

Pathology and Diseases of Canola and Camelina

2014 Progress Report
2013 Progress Report
2012 Progress Report
2011 Progress Report
2010 Progress Report (conducted in irrigated Region 3)
2009 Progress Report

Canola and Camelina Variety Trials and Pathogen Susceptibility

2008 Progress Report

Rotation Benefits of Canola in Wheat-based Cropping Systems

2008 Progress Report in Camelina, Winter Canola and Safflower as Biofuel Crops for the Low and Intermediate Precipitation Zones