Several factors determine the extent of freeze damage to winter canola during the spring. It is most tolerant in the early stages of growth and most vulnerable in the flowering and pod-filling stages. Read more about the risk of damage to this year's crop.
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.
Questions have arisen about the status of the winter canola crop in Kansas. This article discusses the various weather conditions that have occurred across the canola-growing region and what the resulting impacts may be as we enter the last half of the winter season.
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 the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.
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 results of the 2021 National Winter Canola Variety Trial (NWCVT) are now available online. The objectives of the NWCVT are to 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.