A series of canola educational activities is set for May. First up are two harvest clinics in south central Kansas. Canola harvest is fast approaching, and producers will get the latest information and recommendations on harvesting their crop. The clinics are offered in collaboration with the Great Plains Canola Association and Oklahoma State University.
Canola is a crop that needs special attention during ripening, so we want to make sure producers have the tools necessary to make informed management decisions to prepare for harvest.
Topics for the harvest clinics include staging of the crop and harvest preparation, a harvesting methods overview, and a harvest equipment set-up discussion and demonstration. Speakers at the clinics will be canola extension specialists from the Great Plains Canola Association and Oklahoma State University. The two clinics are:
May 19 – Canola harvest clinic
May 21 – Canola harvest clinic
A field tour on May 21 will be held for producers to learn more about basic agronomics and what canola producers in south central Kansas are doing to incorporate winter canola into their cropping systems. This tour is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and Rubisco Seeds.
Canola has had a tough year in central Kansas, mostly due to the major cold snap we experienced in mid-November and fluctuating temperatures over the winter. For this reason, we would like to showcase some of the fields that pulled through and talk about ways to make canola more consistent in the state.
This field tour includes two stops:
May 21 – Canola agronomics field tours
For more information on any of these events, contact Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension Canola Breeder, at 785-532-3871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.