K-State Research and Extension News
August 02, 2013
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Winter Canola School Scheduled For August 15 in Harper County


DANVILLE, Kan. – A Winter Canola Production School will be held Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the K of C Hall in Danville, Kansas. This will be a good opportunity for producers to learn from university agronomists and industry experts about this new crop, and how it can fit into cropping systems in south central Kansas.

Winter canola faced the same challenges as wheat last season, and came through extremely well in most cases, said Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder.

“Winter canola did a good job of weathering the elements this year, from drought to late freezes to hail. At the meeting in Danville, we’ll discuss variety performance and selection, and establishment strategies for the fall,” Stamm said.

Specific topics of discussion include:

* Canola varieties

* Winter canola establishment strategies

* Pest management in fall and winter

* Update on winter canola crop insurance

* Update on marketing strategies

The school is free, with a lunch provided. Please preregister for the school by Tuesday, Aug. 13 by contacting Jenni Carr, K-State Research and Extension Harper County agriculture agent, at jlcarr@ksu.edu or 620-842-5445.

Sponsors of the school include the Bank of Kansas, Danville Coop Association, Dupont Pioneer Hi-Bred, the Great Plains Canola Association, Anthony Farmers Cooperative and Horsch/Harper Industries.

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