Here’s a new article on nitrogen and sulfur nutrient management in camelina that has been published in Field Crops Research. Camelina is a Brassica family oil seed crop that has demonstrated potential for production in the Pacific Northwest. This work was led by Don Wysocki, OSU Extension Specialist located at Pendleton Oregon. The study shows [...]
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Thomas G. Chastain A resolution to the long-disputed prohibition of canola production in the Willamette Valley is near with the announcement that a temporary rule is set to go in effect on August 10th. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has determined that canola production will be allowed in specified portions of the Willamette Valley. A [...]
The University of Idaho’s Brassica Breeding and Research Program put on an excellent field day on July 10th at the University’s Parker Farm outside of Moscow Idaho. Featured were several presentations by Dr. Jack Brown, leader of the program and plant breeder, and other members of the University of Idaho and Oregon State University faculty [...]
OSU is presenting several seed production field day offerings this spring where the public can visit research farms and learn more about a variety of seed crops. May 16 – Native Plant Seed Production Field Day – Native forage legumes, native plant irrigation for seed production, pollination and pollinators, native plant for anti-cancer pharmaceuticals, and [...]
Here’s a new article on camelina that my group has published in Field Crops Research. Camelina is a Brassica family oil seed crop that has demonstrated some potential in the Pacific Northwest. Click on the citation below to go to the article: Schillinger, W.F., D.J. Wysocki, T.G. Chastain, S.O. Guy, and R.S. Karow. 2012. Camelina: [...]
Camelina (Camelina sativa) is a new oilseed crop in the Pacific Northwest that can be grown as a feedstock for biodiesel and aviation fuel (jetfuel), to provide a needed rotation crop for grass seed producers in the Willamette Valley, and as a source of oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Camelina is adapted to production on marginal soils and low levels of agricultural chemical inputs. In addition, camelina does not cross pollinate with vegetable seed crops, eliminating the potential conflict among growers possible with other oilseed crops.