There was a narrow window for planting winter canola in September 2019. Conditions for stand establishment varied across the state. What factors influence the survival of winter canola?
Maximize the benefits of topdress fertilizer applications to winter canola by following the proper guidelines. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, nutrients needed, and application method. Learn more about this common practice from K-State's canola breeder, Mike Stamm.
Significant populations of army cutworm larvae have been reported in Kansas. Producers should begin scouting their wheat, alfalfa, and winter canola fields. More information on scouting and treatment thresholds are in this article from Extension Entomology.
The planting window for winter canola in Kansas arrives by early September. Learn about key points to ensure that plant development is optimized for surviving the extremes of the Kansas climate.
To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for environmental conditions, nutrients needed, and application method.
Winter survival of canola in Kansas is a complicated issue. Stand losses can be caused by one or more abiotic and biotic factors. Learn more about those factors and how to assess your winter canola stand in this article from K-State canola breeder Mike Stamm and farming systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti.
Don't miss the Winter Canola Field Day scheduled for May 13 in Kingman County. The latest research, variety, and production information will be presented. This article provides all the details about this event.
The 2020 National Winter Canola Variety Trial results are now available. These trials evaluate the performance of released and experimental varieties, determine where these varieties are best adapted, and increase the visibility of winter canola across the United States.
Winter canola yields attained superior levels at testing sites in Kansas in 2021. Dense canopies, filled with an abundance of seed pods and flowering late into the growing season, were witnessed at multiple locations. Careful variety selection is very important for successful winter canola production.
With the onset of warmer temperatures, winter canola is breaking dormancy and army cutworms are now present in fields across Kansas. Significant army cutworm pressure has been observed in some areas of Kansas. Learn about the treatment thresholds and the correct insecticides for control in this article.
The 2021-2022 winter crop season is shaping up to be one to remember for canola growers. From mounting precipitation concerns to rapidly fluctuating temperatures, one would think that the deck is stacked against this year’s winter crops. Low soil moisture made establishment challenging, fortunately, the October rains and warmer temperature allowed later emergence. However, due to drought, the crop jumped into survival mode, meaning it rapidly moved to bolting to attempt to survive the current dry conditions. Only time will tell how well the current canola crop will yield. We’ve seen the resiliency of canola carry it through challenging weather conditions before, and one significant rainfall event can change the narrative rather quickly.
The K-State Research and Extension canola program will hosts two field day events on May 12. The latest research, variety, and production information on winter canola will be featured at 2 different locations on May 12. 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.
Winter canola varieties exist today that make production possible across much of Kansas. The planting window for canola arrives in Kansas by early September. This article discusses the most critical planting aspects ranging from variety selection to site selection and seedbed preparation.