Canola in the Northwest U.S.: Why It’s Here to Stay

Thursday, February 15, 2024 — 11:00 – 11:40 a.m. 

Canola is a relatively ‘new’ crop to the Northwest U.S. but is rapidly becoming a more familiar sight in the 4-state region of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Acreage has doubled in the last five years, and all signs point to that trend continuing in the future. A unique attribute of the region is that both spring and winter canola can be grown, which provides the ability to diversify rotations across a broad range of geography and environments. A brief overview of the region, production challenges and successes, the formation of and successful launch of a canola association, and what’s behind the continued increase in acreage will be presented. Questions are encouraged!