K-State Research and Extension News
July 30, 2014
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Canola School Scheduled for Aug.7 in Sedgwick County


MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Winter Canola Risk Management School will be held Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center 4-H Hall, 7001 W. 21st St. North in Wichita.

The school provides an opportunity for producers to learn from university agronomists and industry experts about managing canola, which is relatively new to Kansas, and how it can fit into cropping systems in the south central part of the state.

Winter canola faced the same challenges as wheat last season. “We’ll talk about how the canola crop responded to the stressful conditions of this growing season, and how that may affect management decisions going forward,” said Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder.

Specific topics of discussion include:

* Varieties and winter survival;

* Stand establishment;

* Nutrient uptake;

* Update on winter canola crop insurance; and

* Harvest management

The school is free, with a lunch provided. For an accurate count for the meal, please preregister for the school by Tuesday, Aug. 5 by contacting Jackie Fees at the Sedgwick County Extension office, at jfees@ksu.edu or 316-660-0143.

The risk management school fulfills the requirements of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency-sponsored grant titled “Bringing Risk Management Tools to Kansas Winter Canola Producers.”


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Story by: Steve Watson
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