About 500 farmers, industry experts, researchers and agricultural suppliers are expected at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Oilseed and Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference from Jan. 20-22 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
The conference will focus on strategies to improve crop production and income generation and includes a trade show, general sessions, breakout sessions and demos and diagnostics applicable to irrigated and dryland systems.
Topics will include cover crop studies and issues, research and production strategies, unmanned aerial vehicles, crop insurance, weed and disease management, direct seed return on investment, marketing and genetically modified organism (GMO) facts.
The conference is a combined effort of the Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems Research and Extension Project at WSU and the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association.
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Cost ranges from $135 to $210 for three days. A 20 percent discount applies to early registration. To register, go to http://css.wsu.edu/biofuels/2015Conference/.