Winter Canola Field Day is May 13 in Kingman County

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — The latest research, variety, and production information on winter canola will be featured at a K-State Research and Extension field day on May 13 in Kingman County.

The day is an opportunity to see winter canola variety trials and a producer’s field, said Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder. New varieties will be on display and attendees will learn about K-State’s hybrid parent line development program. With harvest season approaching, harvest management options are also on the agenda. Producers will have opportunities to get their questions answered about making winter canola a viable rotation option in Kansas.

“We’ve had another interesting production year, most notably the bitter cold in February. The crop survived those conditions in great shape, so we want to discuss improvements in winter survival,” Stamm said. “Favorable spring weather has the canola crop poised for a good harvest.”

The field day will be held in Kingman County south of Norwich at 11 a.m. From the KS-2 and SE 160th Avenue intersection, drive 1.5 miles south. The plots are on the east side of the road.

Premade sandwiches will be provided. Please RSVP by May 12 to Kallie Turner at [email protected] or by calling the Kingman County extension office at 620-532-5131.

For more information, contact Mike Stamm at 785-532-3871 or [email protected]. Information about K-State’s canola program is available online.

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