K-State Research and Extension will be hosting two pre-plant canola risk management schools in August. The first will be August 5 in Wichita at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The second will be August 6 in Garden City at the Southwest Research-Extension Center beginning at 9 a.m.
The purpose of the schools is to give new and experienced producers the information needed to make an informed decision about planting winter canola this fall.
Topics at the pre-plant meeting on Aug 5 include drill calibration, insect management, canola varieties and winter survival, on-farm establishment research, and marketing. Topics at the Aug 6 meeting include planting date and establishment methods, intensive management under limited irrigation, variety performance and winter survival, insect management, and marketing.
Lunch will be provided at each venue. Participants are asked to RSVP by August 3 for the Wichita school by contacting Jackie Fees, Sedgwick County Extension office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-660-0143. Participants can register online at: Canola School link. Also, see the Sedgwick County Extension office website at www.sedgwick.ksu.edu
For the Garden City school, participants are asked to RSVP by July 30 to Ashlee Wood, at email@example.com or 620-276-8286.
Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder