MANHATTAN, Kan. – Winter canola has proven to be a profitable crop for producers in Kansas in recent years, leading to an exciting future and a need for further education, said Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder.
“Year after year, producers in Kansas continue to plant record acres indicating strong interest in winter canola as a rotational crop,” 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; fertility; variety selection; winter survival; pest, disease, and weed control; harvest management; insurance; and marketing.
Dates and locations in Kansas include:
March 5 – 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 Monday, March 2.
March 10 – Kingman, Kingman County Activities Center; 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be sponsored by American Ag Credit. RSVP to the Kingman County Extension office 620-532-5131 by Monday, March 2.
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 U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency-sponsored project “Extending Risk Management Education to New and Experienced Canola Producers in Kansas and Colorado.”