K-State Research and Extension News
January 15, 2014
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K-State Canola Production Schools Scheduled for March

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Winter canola has proven to be a profitable crop for Kansas producers in recent years, leading to a need for further education, said Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder.

“Record planted acres indicates greater interest in winter canola as a rotational crop in Kansas,” Stamm said. “At K-State Research and Extension, we are committed to providing both new and experienced producers the tools necessary to manage the agronomics and marketing of winter canola.”

Producers will have the opportunity to learn more about successful winter canola production practices and risk management at two production schools in March.

Topics will include stand establishment; planting date; harvest management; fertility; variety selection; pest, disease and weed control; insurance; and marketing. Dates and locations in Kansas include:

March 11 – Pratt; Pratt County Fair Building; 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to the Pratt County Extension Office 620-672-6121 by March 7.

March 13 – Concordia; Heavy’s BBQ meeting room, 103 W. 7th St. 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be sponsored by Wilbur-Ellis. RSVP to the Cloud County Extension office 785-243-8185 by March 10.

The schools are free and open to the public. To ensure adequate food and program materials are available, the organizers are requesting that participants pre-register.

Risk management schools fulfill the requirements of the USDA-RMA sponsored project “Bringing Risk Management Tools to Kansas Winter Canola Producers.”


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Steve Watson
K-State Research & Extension News

Mike Stamm is at 785-532-3871 or mjstamm@ksu.edu