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.
Flax Variety and Planting Date Trial 2012
Results from the first year of a two year flax variety trial in the Willamette Valley.
ODA - OSU Oilseeds Project
Funded by the Oregon Legislature to research oilseed crops that can potentially be grown in the Willamette Valley. Ended in 2009.
Industrial Hemp in Oregon
Publications and information regarding its cultivation
Western Regional Sun Grant Project - Camelina
The Western Regional Sun Grant project was funded by USDA, Department of Energy and Department of Transportation grants.
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.
Some scientists might relish seeing their research at the center of a vigorous policy dispute, but Carol Mallory-Smith is not one of them.