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October 21, 2013
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K-State Plans Three Winter Canola Field Tours This Fall


MANHATTAN, KAN. – Producers and agribusiness professionals can get the latest research information on winter canola production from K-State Research and Extension at one of three winter canola field tours this fall, said Mike Stamm, Kansas State University canola breeder.

The first tour will be Oct. 31 in Cloud County; followed by two tours on Nov. 5 in Kingman and Sumner counties.

“This will be a great opportunity for producers, landowners, and those in agribusiness to learn more about good canola production practices for Kansas. Record planted acres this fall suggests interest in winter canola as a rotation crop with wheat continues to grow,” Stamm said.

The tour on Thursday, Oct. 31 will begin at 10 a.m. The field is located 1-1/2 miles east of U.S. Hwy. 81 on Iron Rd. south of Concordia in Cloud County. Light refreshments will be provided by Wilbur-Ellis.

The tours on Tuesday, Nov. 5, will begin at 10:30 a.m. The first tour stop is located 8 miles west of KS Highway 14 on Cleveland Rd. (SE 70th St.) south of Kingman in Kingman County. American Ag Credit of Kingman will provide refreshments.

The second tour on Nov. 5 begins at 1:30 p.m. It is located 2 miles north of Conway Springs on KS Highway 49 and 1/8 mile west on 110th Ave. North. Refreshments will be sponsored by Triple Threat.

The field tours fulfill the requirements of a USDA-Risk Management Agency-sponsored grant titled “Helping Kansas Producers and Ranchers Understand and Use Good Farming Practices for Winter Canola.”  



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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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K-State Research & Extension News

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