Three winter canola field tours scheduled this fall

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Producers and agribusiness professionals can get the latest research information on winter canola production from K-State Research and Extension at one of three winter canola field tours this fall.

The first tour will be Oct. 31 in Cloud County; followed by two tours on Nov. 5 in Kingman and Sumner counties.

This will be a great opportunity for producers, landowners, and those in agribusiness to learn more about good canola production practices for Kansas. Record planted acres this fall suggests interest in winter canola as a rotation crop with wheat continues to grow.

The tour on Thursday, Oct. 31 will begin at 10 a.m. The field is located 1 1/2 miles east of U.S. Hwy. 81 on Iron Rd. south of Concordia in Cloud County.  Light refreshments will be provided by Wilbur-Ellis.

The tours on Tuesday, Nov. 5, will begin at 10:30 a.m. The first tour stop is located 8 miles west of KS Hwy. 14 on Cleveland Rd. (SE 70th St.) south of Kingman in Kingman County. American Ag Credit of Kingman will provide refreshments.

The second tour begins at 1:30 p.m. It is located 2 miles north of Conway Springs on KS Hwy. 49 and 1/8 mile west on 110th Ave. North. Refreshments will be sponsored by Triple Threat.

The field tours fulfill the requirements of a USDA-Risk Management Agency-sponsored grant titled “Helping Kansas Producers and Ranchers Understand and Use Good Farming Practices for Winter Canola.”  

Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder