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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.

Canola in Cereal-Based Rotations: Agronomy and Soil Microbiology Update from Ritzville

Developing Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System for Micronutrients in Spring Canola

Soil Water Dynamics with Camelina in a Three-Year Rotation in Washington’s Winter Wheat-Fallow Region

Canola in Wheat Based Rotations: Update from Two Long-Term Field Experiments Near Ritzville

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

SOB3/AHL29 Regulates Seed Size and Hypocotyl Elongation in Plants

Cabbage Seedpod Weevil Insecticide Trial in Winter Canola

Canola versus Wheat Rotation Effects on Subsequent Wheat Yield

Effect of Planting Date on Winter and Spring Camelina sativa Biotypes

Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Winter Canola Using 4R Stewardship

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

The Rhizosphere Microbiome of Wheat and Canola in Eastern Washington

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

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

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

Spring Canola Seeding Rates

Brassica Rapa Type Winter Canola Varieties in East-Central Washington

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

Fall Grazing on Winter Canola

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

Soil Microbial Communities of the Lind Camelina Cropping Systems Experiment

Development of Camelina Lines Resistant to Group 2 Herbicides

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

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

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

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

Canola Insect Pests

Canola and Mustard Production and Outreach

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

Canola and Camelina Variety Trials and Pathogen Susceptibility

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

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