Several factors determine the extent of freeze damage to winter canola during the spring. It is most tolerant in the early stages of growth and most vulnerable in the flowering and pod-filling stages. Read more about the risk of damage to this year's crop.
Winter canola yields attained superior levels at testing sites in Kansas in 2021. Dense canopies, filled with an abundance of seed pods and flowering late into the growing season, were witnessed at multiple locations. Careful variety selection is very important for successful winter canola production.
Questions have arisen about the status of the winter canola crop in Kansas. This article discusses the various weather conditions that have occurred across the canola-growing region and what the resulting impacts may be as we enter the last half of the winter season.
To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.
With the onset of warmer temperatures, winter canola is breaking dormancy and army cutworms are now present in fields across Kansas. Significant army cutworm pressure has been observed in some areas of Kansas. Learn about the treatment thresholds and the correct insecticides for control in this article.
The results of the 2021 National Winter Canola Variety Trial (NWCVT) are now available online. The objectives of the NWCVT are to evaluate the performance of released and experimental varieties, determine where these varieties are best adapted, and increase the visibility of winter canola across the United States.
Winter canola varieties exist today that make production possible across much of Kansas. The planting window for canola arrives in Kansas by early September. This article discusses the most critical planting aspects ranging from variety selection to site selection and seedbed preparation.
The planting window for winter canola is around the corner. In this article, we outline the most critical management factors, ranging from seeding rates and planting depth to insect and disease management. Learn how to ensure a good stand heading into winter.
Winter canola planting conditions in fall 2022 were more challenging than in recent years. Continual drought is impacting all corners of the state and in particular south-central Kansas where most canola is planted. How could dry soils and late emergence affect the winter survival of canola this year?
In last week’s eUpdate, we have discussed the impact of delayed emergence on canola winter survival. This week, we examine a few other factors that can influence winter survival. Winter survival is complicated as stand losses can be caused by one or more abiotic and biotic stresses.
Recent developments associated with market opportunities for winter canola may lead to increased planting in the fall of 2023. As you make seeding plans, consider the herbicides you use in your summer crops. This article highlights some herbicides used for summer crops that may or may not have rotation restrictions for canola.
The results of the 2022 National Winter Canola Variety Trial are now available online. This trial is planted at locations in the Great Plains, Northern Plains, Midwest, and Southeast. The objectives are to evaluate the performance of released and experimental varieties, determine where these varieties are best adapted, and increase the visibility of winter canola across the United States.
A decision by a Nebraska-based agribusiness to recommission an oilseed crush facility near Goodland has opened an opportunity for farmers in Kansas and Oklahoma. K-State Research and the Great Plains Canola Association will host several canola informational meetings for new and experienced growers.
Kansas State University officials have announced a pair of free meetings on August 9 to help farmers make fast-approaching decisions on growing winter canola. The meeting locations are Wichita, KS, and Enid, OK. The agenda includes a refresher on common canola production practices and an update on variety development and availability.
This article discusses critical management factors for a successful winter canola growing season in Kansas. Factors include seeding dates, seeding rates, depth, and row spacing, plant nutrition, soil fertility, disease management, and pest control.
Winter canola varieties exist today that make production possible across much of Kansas. When a winter-hardy variety is planted at the right time in good soil moisture and temperature conditions, plant development is optimized, and the crop will have the best chance at overwintering. Learn more in this article.
Recent developments associated with market opportunities for winter canola may lead to increased planting in the fall of 2023 and beyond. When making seeding plans, be sure to consider the herbicides used this summer and those planned for the fall.
Kansas State University, Scoular, and the Great Plains Canola Association will host field tours in Kingman and Sumner counties on Nov. 6 in Kansas to highlight the marketing of winter canola and fall management decisions. These field tours are open to the public and free to attend.
Winter canola planting conditions were much improved in the fall of 2023. While much of central Kansas remains at some level of drought intensity, the majority of the canola crop was seeded following timely rains, leading to optimum growth. Rapid and timely emergence is critical for attaining the right amount of growth before winter.