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...read more

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Russ Karow, head of Oregon State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Science is one of the guests. (OPB)
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has assembled a committee of policy officials and agriculture experts, including Russ Karow, head of the OSU crop and soil science program. (Oregonian)
Carol Mallory-Smith said in a legislative hearing to expect an increase in disease, pest pressure if growers increase canola production.
Some scientists might relish seeing their research at the center of a vigorous policy dispute, but Carol Mallory-Smith is not one of them.
The state Department of Agriculture is pressing ahead with its plan to allow canola production in the Willamette Valley. (Register-Guard)

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