Region 2: Low to Intermediate Rainfall, Eastern Washington

Cropping systems on the Palouse

Currently, 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.

Cabbage Seedpod Weevil Insecticide Trial in Winter Canola

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2017 Progress Report (pdf)
2016 Progress Report (pdf)

Soil Microbial Community Response with Canola Introduced into a Long-Term Monoculture Wheat Rotation

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

Canola versus Wheat Rotation Effects on Subsequent Wheat Yield

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

The Rhizosphere Microbiome of Wheat and Canola in Eastern Washington

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

Integrating Livestock to Dryland System – Grazing on Dual-Purpose Winter Canola

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

Spring Canola Seeding Rates

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

SOB3/AHL29 Regulates Seed Size and Hypocotyl Elongation in Plants

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Winter Canola Using 4R Stewardship

2017 Progress Report (pdf)
2016 Progress Report (pdf)

Effect of Planting Date on Winter and Spring Camelina sativa Biotypes

2017 Progress Report (pdf)

Horned Lark Damage

2017 Progress Report (pdf)
2015 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2016 Progress Report (pdf) (now titled Eight Years of Camelina Cropping Systems Research at Lind)
2015 Progress Report (pdf) (now titled Two New Long-Term Winter Canola Cropping Systems Studies Established Near Ritzville, WA
2015 Progress Report (pdf) (now titled Long-Term Safflower Cropping Systems Experiment Near Ritzville, WA)
2015 Progress Report (pdf) (now titled Long-Term Camelina Cropping Systems Experiment at Lind)
2014 Progress Report (pdf) 
2013 Progress Report (pdf)

2012 Progress Report (pdf)
2011 Progress Report (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)
2009 Progress Report (pdf)
2008 Progress Report (pdf)

Brassica Rapa Type Winter Canola Varieties in East-Central Washington

2016 Progress Report (pdf)

Fall Grazing on Winter Canola

2016 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2016 Progress Report (pdf)
2015 Progress Report (pdf)
2014 Progress Report (pdf) 
2013 Progress Report (pdf)

2012 Progress Report (pdf)
2011 Progress Report (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)

Soil Microbial Communities of the Lind Camelina Cropping Systems Experiment

2016 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2017 Progress Report (pdf)
2016 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2016 Progress Report (pdf)

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

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

2012 Progress Report (pdf)
2011 Progress Report (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)
2009 Progress Report (pdf)
2008 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2015 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2015 Progress Report (pdf)

Canola and Mustard Production and Outreach

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

2012 Progress Report (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)
2009 Progress Report (pdf)
2008 Progress Report (pdf)

Development of Camelina Lines Resistant to Group 2 Herbicides

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

2012 Progress Report (pdf)
2011 Progress Report (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)
2009 Progress Report (pdf)

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

2015 Progress Report (pdf)

Oilseed Crop Fertility

2013 Progress Report (pdf)
2012 Progress Report (pdf)
2011 Progress Report (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)
2009 Progress Report (pdf)
2008 Progress Report (pdf)

Canola Insect Pests

2014 Progress Report (pdf)

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 (pdf)
2010 Progress Report (pdf)
2009 Progress Report (pdf)

Pathology and Diseases of Canola and Camelina

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

Canola and Camelina Variety Trials and Pathogen Susceptibility

2008 Progress Report (pdf)

Rotation Benefits of Canola in Wheat-based Cropping Systems

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