The latest research, variety, and production information on winter canola (Fig. 1) will be featured at two K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) field days on May 12.
Figure 1. Field of flowering winter canola. Photos by Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension
The field days are an opportunity to see winter canola variety trials and producers’ fields. Experimental and new varieties will be on display and information will be shared about K-State’s hybrid parent line development program.
With harvest season approaching, harvest management options will also be discussed. Producers will have opportunities to get their questions answered about making winter canola a viable rotation option in Kansas.
This has been another interesting production year, most notably with the onset of drought conditions. It was evident as the crop entered reproductive stages that lack of moisture is the leading concern. Hopefully more favorable spring weather will position the crop for a good harvest.
Sandwiches will be provided at the Kingman County site. Please RSVP by May 11 to Kallie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Kingman County Extension Office at 620-532-5131.
For more information, contact Mike Stamm at 785-532-3871 or email@example.com.