North Idaho Stop Scheduled On Canola Tour

Photo: Karen Sowers

The PNWCA Canola Tour will swing through Craigmont, ID on Tuesday. The 9 a.m. event starts with the University of Idaho’s winter canola variety trials on Rigger’s farm just southeast of town. From there, the tour moves to the Zenner farm northwest of Craigmont. Each stop will include comments from the grower and brief presenations about canola production and the benefits the crop brings to an operation.

Speakers from Washington State University and the University of Idaho area scheduled. The PNWCA asks those interested in attending to RSVP by Monday June 29th. And they remind those in attendance that social distancing will be expects and masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Tour topics and speakers:

  • Canola production experiences – Christopher Riggers, Jim Zenner
  • PNW Canola Association & ID Oilseed Comm. updates – Christopher Riggers, Erik Olson
  • University of Idaho winter and spring canola variety trials; the importance of variety selection – Jim Davis, UI; Beau Blachly, Winfield Solutions; Matt Renfrow, BASF
  • Winter canola stand establishment and fertility tips – Mike Kennedy, Infinity Agri-Service
  • Canola market update and strategies – Daniel Stenbakken, Viterra
  • Insect pests and beneficial insects – scouting techniques and identification – Tom Gehring, CropWise Consulting
  • Peola on the Prairie and the Palouse – Christopher Riggers and Isaac Madsen, WSU

For additional information, or to RSVP contact Karen at (808) 283-7013, or send her an E-mail.


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