July 31, 2023
Farmers who have interest in growing winter canola to meet rising oilseed demand should mark their calendars for a pair of meetings to be held Aug. 9 in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Kansas State University officials, along with support from the Great Plains Canola Association, Scoular, and Bayer Crop Science, will be hosting winter canola educational meetings in Enid, Okla., and Wichita, Kan., Aug. 9. The timing is to help new and experienced canola farmers make decisions they’ll need to finalize before planting the crop this fall.
Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder, said the meetings come “at a critical time” when producers have a renewed interest in growing winter canola, largely due to last spring’s announcement by Scoular that it will be building an oilseed crush facility near Goodland, Kan.
According to the release, specialists from K-State Research and Extension and Oklahoma State University will share their experiences working with the crop. The agenda includes a refresher on common canola production practices, and an update on variety development and availability.
Of particular interest to some will be an informational section from Scoular about canola marketing. Scoular representatives will also share about delivery points across the region and discuss opportunities for Scoular to arrange freight off the farm.
The meetings are free to attend, but reservations are required because a meal will be provided. The Oklahoma meeting will be in the morning, with the Kansas meeting held in the early evening. Location and contacts for each meeting include:
Source: Kansas State University Agronomy eUpdate contributed to this article.
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