Duel-purpose winter canola in the Pacific Northwest : silage production
Llewellyn, Donald A.
Fransen, Steven C.
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Winter canola (Brassica napus) is used as a break crop in the primarily cereal grain rotations of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Research over the last 40 years has largely been focused on grain production. However, renewed interest in using canola as a dual-purpose crop has recently emerged. Work at Washington State University (WSU), the University of Idaho (UI), and in the Southern Great Plains has begun to illustrate the challenges and potential of dual-purpose canola. The Washington State Oilseed Cropping Systems Research and Extension Project (WOCS) is funded by the Washington State Legislature to meet expanding biofuel, food, and feed demands with diversified rotations in wheat based cropping systems. The WOCS fact sheet series provides practical oilseed production information based on research findings in eastern Washington.