About Oilseed and Fiber Crops

Significant research has been done at Oregon State into the viability of oilseed crops grown in the Willamette Valley for use in bioproducts production. Western Oregon agriculture is diverse and complex. Many factors must be considered when evaluating crops that could potentially be grown. The potential for impact on established crops and cropping systems must be considered in regards to such factors as cross-pollination, changes in insect and disease pressure, and weed and volunteer crop control. Economic assessment of oilseeds in relation to other crops dominant in the Valley was also part of this project.  This project ended in 2009.