Canola conference set for July 14, 15; Canola schools set for August 5, 6

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Four in-depth educational opportunities for area producers on winter canola production and marketing are on tap for this summer.

July 14 and 15. The 11th Annual Winter Canola Conferences are scheduled for:

  • July 14 in Enid, Oklahoma at the Enid Convention Center, and
  • July 15 in Vernon, Texas at the Wilbarger County Auditorium.


These conferences are hosted by K-State Research and Extension, Oklahoma State University Extension Service, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program scheduled to start at 8:50 a.m. Topics include:

  • What to do and what not to do in canola production
  • Variety and hybrid performance
  • No-till stand establishment and winter survival
  • Soil fertility and nutrient uptake
  • Canola seed handling and storage
  • Updates from the Great Plains Canola Association, the U.S. Canola Association, and a grower panel


There is no RSVP required for either conference.

August 5 and 6. K-State Research and Extension will be hosting two pre-plant canola risk management schools in August. The first will be August 5 in Wichita at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The second will be August 6 in Garden City at the Southwest Research-Extension Center beginning at 9 a.m.

The purpose of the schools is to give new and experienced producers the information needed to make an informed decision about planting winter canola this fall.

Topics at the pre-plant meeting on Aug 5 include drill calibration, insect management, canola varieties and winter survival, on-farm establishment research, and marketing. Topics at the Aug 6 meeting include planting date and establishment methods, intensive management under limited irrigation, variety performance and winter survival, insect management, and marketing.

Lunch will be provided at each venue. Participants are asked to RSVP by August 3 for the Wichita school by contacting Jackie Fees, Sedgwick County Extension office, at or 316-660-0143. Participants can register online at: Canola School link. Or, see the Sedgwick County Extension office website at

For the Garden City school, participants are asked to RSVP by July 30 to Ashlee Wood, at or 620-276-8286.

Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder