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Canola and wheat trials.

Enterprise Budgets

Cover of Wheat and Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington Intermediate Rainfall.

Wheat and Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington Intermediate Rainfall Regions 12” to 16” (Oilseed Series)

The budgets for 3-year wheat and canola rotations in eastern Washington with intermediate rainfall (12 to 16 inches) were developed to estimate enterprise costs and returns for farm operations currently growing or considering growing canola. The budgets are available in an interactive Excel workbook showing the default cost and return scenarios. Default budget data are based on a model farm, designed to reflect a “typical” dryland farm operation in the 12 to 16 inch intermediate rainfall regions of Washington.
Cover of Wheat and Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington Low Rainfall Regions.

Wheat and Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington Low Rainfall Regions (<12”) (Oilseed Series)

The budgets for wheat and canola rotations in eastern Washington low rainfall regions (<12”) were developed to estimate enterprise costs and returns for farm operations currently growing or considering growing canola. Default budget data are based on a model farm, designed to reflect a “typical” dryland farm operation in the less than 12-inch (<12”) low rainfall region of Washington (see details in Budget Assumptions section). Users can use and adapt the Excel workbook budgets to compare costs and returns between canola and non-canola rotations. Inserting canola into traditional rotations may affect overall farm costs and returns due to changes in chemical use, weed control in subsequent crops, machinery operations to handle stubble, and the like.
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Conference Presentations

  • Other
    • McCracken, V. 2012. Oilseed Economics. Oral presentation in Oilseed Economics, Breeding and Lifecycle Assessment session. Northwest Bioenergy Research Symposium. Seattle, WA. Nov. 13, 2012.
    • McCracken, V.A. and J. Ringwood. 2012. Economic Returns to Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington. Poster presentation at Northwest Bioenergy Research Symposium. Seattle, WA. Nov. 13, 2012.
    • Skuza, N. and V. McCracken. 2010. Economic Returns to Canola Rotations in Eastern Washington. Poster session at: Northwest Bioenergy Research Symposium. Seattle, WA. Nov. 8-10, 2010.

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