University Resources and Local Experts
We would like to express our appreciation to the following people who have played a substantial role in developing the western canola industry. Each of them has graciously consented to be listed on this page and they welcome your questions.
University of Idaho – Professor, Plant Breeder, Geneticist
Heads up Brassica breeding program at University of Idaho. Bred and released Amanda winter canola as well as other high performing canola and mustard varieties.
University of Idaho – Research Support Scientist Canola and Mustard
Brassica breeding program at University of Idaho. Conducts Pacific Northwest variety trials and other research activities. Heads up laboratory efforts, including oil content analysis.
Canola and Mustard Breeding and Genetics Update (PDF)
Oregon State University – Associate Professor, Extension Soil Scientist
Conducts variety trials and agronomic research in northern Oregon winter canola region. Agronomic focus on planting and fertility timing as well as cultural practices in low-rainfall, summer-fallow regime.
WSU Extension and Outreach Specialist – Oilseeds
Resource for oilseed production in Washington. Focus on grower and industry outreach. Coordinates oilseed conferences and oilseed field days.
Agricultural Research Service – Research Agronomist and Cropping Systems Specialist
Conducts canola research in Central Washington winter canola region. Focus on planting techniques, fertility timing, weed management and cultural practices in low-rainfall, summer-fallow regime.
Washington State University – Extension Specialist
Focus on grower outreach, oilseed conferences and field days.
Washington State University – Extension Educator, Agronomy; Douglas County
Author and presenter of Insect Pests of Canola (PDF). Focus on grower outreach and education.
University of Idaho – Cropping Systems Agronomist
Author and presenter of Canola Diseases at 2012 Oilseed Conference.
Spectrum Crop Development, Ritzville, WA
Pioneer in raising winter canola on low-rainfall, dryland conditions. Sells seed of varieties adapted to western conditions.
Northwestern Agricultural Research Center (Bozeman), Montana State University – Superintendent
Montana research station conducting variety trials and agronomic research on canola.
Montana State University, Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, Kalispell, MT – Research Associate
Heads up the Montana State-wide Canola Variety Trials and assists in other research and outreach activities.
Montana State University – Professor of Sustainable Cropping Systems
Development of dryland management pricnciples for diversified cropping systems in the Northern Plains. Conducts research on winter canola in Montana.