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Canola field tour here Tuesday

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A field tour this week of a canola growing operation in northern Douglas County will discuss the types, benefits and markets of the burgeoning cash crop.

Sponsored by WSU Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the tour will run from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Wade Troutman farm. A sack lunch will be provided to participants who RSVP.

Presentation highlights will include talks on winter canola varieties, effects of cold temperatures, benefits of oilseed crops in rotation, weed management, pest control, and marketing.

Once considered a specialty crop in Canada, canola has become a major crop for cooking oils, livestock feed and bio-diesel fuels.

For more tour info, directions to the Troutman farm or to RSVP for lunch, call Dale Whaley, WSU Douglas County Extension agent, at (509) 745-8531.

Reach Mike Irwin at 509-665-1179 or . Read his blog Everyday Business or follow him on Twitter at @MikeIrwinWW.

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