There will be canola field days and tours on May 14 and 15 in southern Kansas.
On May 14, the canola tours will be in Gray and Ford counties. The first stop is at 1:30 p.m. in Gray County. From the east side of Montezuma on US-56, take 13th Rd north 5 ¾ miles. Turn left (west) at the windmill and corrals and drive ¼ mile to the field.
The second stop is at 3 p.m. in Ford County. From Dodge City, take US-56 south of town. Just west of the US-400 Northwest Bypass intersection, turn north on 107th Rd and drive 1 ¼ miles. Take a right (east) onto Beeson Rd/Marshall Rd and drive over the US-400 Bypass. Take an immediate left (north) onto 107th Rd and drive ½ mile to the field.
On May 15, the canola field day is in Harper County. This field day features three stops. The first stop will be at 9 a.m. at the junction of NE 80th Ave. and U.S. Hwy 160 near Danville. Following this, the second stop is at the junction of NE 80th Ave. and NE 60th Rd. The tour ends with the third stop at the east edge of Harper on Hwy 160 at the air strip.
This field day will conclude with a lunch at the Blue Fair Barn in Harper, sponsored by the Anthony Farmers Coop and Danville Farmers Coop.
At both field days on May 14 and 15, speakers from K-State, Oklahoma State University, and the Great Plains Canola Association will be present to discuss this year’s crop and answer questions.
To RSVP for lunch at the field day in Harper County, contact Anthony Farmers Coop, 620-842-5181; Danville Coop, 620-962-5238; or the Harper County Research and Extension office, 620-842-5445.
These field days are part of an ongoing effort to provide production and marketing information on canola production in Kansas and the Central Plains. Our goal is to help producers understand more about canola agronomy and marketing.
Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder