The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has established protected districts for the production of canola, a variety of rapeseed. Protected districts do not allow canola production except under special conditions.
Protected districts include:
- Willamette Valley Protected District
- Central Oregon Protected District
- Northeast Oregon Protected District
- Malheur/Idaho Protected District
Applications due by February 15
The 2019 Oregon Legislature limited canola to 500 acres in the Willamette Valley Protected District (WVPD). ODA approved 297 acres out of the 500 acres allowed in the 2021 crop year for fall planting. There are 203 acres still available for spring planting.
To apply for spring planted canola in the 2021 growing season, submit your application by February 15, 2021.
Canola cannot be grown in the WVPD without a permit from ODA.
Oregon Administrative Rules: Brassicaceae Production Districts and Rapeseed Control Areas
Scroll to OAR 603-052-0860 through 0921 OAR: 603-052-0860 to 0921
OSU Report for HB 2427: Willamette Valley Protected District
Oregon State University report produced with funding from 2013 House Bill 2427 provided to assess the potential for co-existence between
canola and other Brassicaceae seed crops in the Willamette Valley. OSU Report for HB 2427
Recommendations to Consider for Coexistence between Canola and Specialty Seed Production in the Willamette Valley
2018 Report to the Oregon Legislature – House Bill 3382 Canola Report to the Oregon Legislature