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Canola
canola plants This new crop to Kansas is called canola. Not very many Kansas farmers are growing canola, but maybe in the future it will be grown. Canola is a broadleaf (dicotyledon) crop and it belongs to the mustard family. It is planted in the fall just before wheat is planted and it is harvested in the early summer. When it flowers it has pretty yellow flowers.
canola oil Canola is an oilseed crop, which means when the seed is crushed it produces large quantities of oil. This oil is used primarily for cooking oil.

 

Foxtail Millet
foxtail millet plantsfoxtail millet seed This is a grassy plant (monocot) and the heads look like a fox's tail.  It grows to about 2 feet tall and it is grown in western Kansas.  The seed is pictured on the right.
What do you suppose foxtail millet is used for?  It is primarily used for bird seed. foxtail millet products-bird seed

 

Oats
oat plants This is a grassy plant (monocotyledon).  It grows to about 2 feet tall.  Oats can be used to feed livestock, especially horses.  Also, oats can be used for human consumption.  The seed is pictured on the right. oat seed
With the days getting cold, some people like a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.  Oats can be found in a number of food products we eat. oat products

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