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The cooler and wetter growing conditions around Oklahoma this spring have benefited the wheat and winter canola crops. But it’s also been ideal for armyworm and variegated cutworm survival, explained Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension entomologist in his May 13, Pest …

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If you stand quietly in a canola field that’s bursting with blooms, and listen carefully, you can hear the buzz. It’s the sound of domestic bees and wild pollinators gathering pollen and nectar and that’s music to canola farmers’ ears.

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Join Oklahoma State University, Great Plains Canola Association and Oklahoma Oilseed Commission for the spring canola tours. Tours on April 23will be held at Lahoma at 9 a.m. and Lamont at 2 p.m. A tour April 25 will be in Miami, Oklahoma at 10 a.m.

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Please mark your calendars for the upcoming canola field tours. Oklahoma State University Extension, Oklahoma Oilseed Commission and Great Plains Canola Association will hold tours on April 23 at 9 a.m. at North Central Research Station-Lahoma, and at 2 p.m. at Scott farms-Pond Creek. The Ap…

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With low commodity prices and producers trying to implement new ideas for their cropping rotations, it is increasingly important for producers to look at different crops that might work in their farming operation.  To address the topic of alternative crops, K-State Research and Extension, Po…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced recently the deregulation of Nuseed Americas’ canola variety genetically engineered to contain in its seed increased levels of docosahexaenoic acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid.

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Winter canola yields in Kansas were down in 2018 yet better than expected in some areas. On Aug. 28, producers can learn more about how canola performed in 2018 and what it takes to raise a successful crop, said Mike Stamm, Kansas State University canola breeder.

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When Cody Swinehart and his father, David, first planted canola seven years ago, it was to clean up their fields.

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Canola has found a permanent home in southern Kansas and Oklahoma but it has yet to catch on in northern Kansas and Nebraska. The main obstacle to the northern advancement of this oilseed crop is winter hardiness—but researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska are w…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting public comment on a petition from BASF Plant Science L.P. seeking deregulation of a canola variety genetically engineered to convert oleic acid to docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, as we…

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Please mark your calendars for the upcoming winter canola field tours. These events will take place at various Oklahoma State University canola variety demonstration plots.

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In the past decade, winter canola has seen highs and lows in the Southern Great Plains. Yet, as Ron Sholar, explained to attendees at the 2018 Canola College in Enid, Oklahoma, it has a place in a sustainable cropping system.

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Agricultural producers in central Kansas with an interest in canola production can learn more at an upcoming event. K-State Research and Extension is presenting a Growing Canola informational meeting on March 6 at the American Ag Credit Building, 5634 10th Street in Great Bend. The meeting i…

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Plants don’t sleep like humans do—but just like some people don’t rest well in the heat, some plants don’t either. The canola plant isn’t as productive if the temperature is high at nighttime, and scientists are trying to find out why.

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The latest developments in canola production and marketing will be highlighted at the Canola College 2018, set for Jan. 19 at the Chisholm Trail EXPO Center, 111 W. Purdue, in Enid, Oklahoma. The conference is sponsored by Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Great Plains Cano…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is making available for public comment a petition from Nuseed Americas Inc. seeking deregulation of a canola variety genetically engineered to convert oleic acid to docosahexaenoic acid. DHA is an omega-3 fatty a…

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Kansas State University Research and Extension hosted spring field days across the state this past month. Researchers and plant breeders showcased plot trials in winter wheat and winter canola, as well as updated farmers on the weed and pest challenges to their crops this season and how to m…

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K-State Research and Extension will host several opportunities in May to learn more about winter canola varieties and crop production practices, said Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder.

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The Oklahoma State University Winter Canola Spring Field Tour made its last stop in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, on April 24. Josh Lofton, OSU Extension Specialist, was on all 13 stops as the tour moved across the state.“I think the canola crop in the state is doing really good,” Lofton said. “T…

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Producers interested in maximizing canola crop productivity should plan now to attend one of the free and open-to-the-public Oklahoma Winter Canola Spring Field Tours taking place in April.

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When deciding what crops to grow during a season, growers look at several factors. Do the crops have a good yield in their area? Does the area currently have the resources—usually water—to grow that crop? Will the crop give a return on the investment? And, what are the future effects that gr…

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Ample rain and moderate temperatures across the nation’s mid-section led to record-high yield and production for corn and soybeans, both key U.S. crops, in 2016, according to the Crop Production 2016 Summary released Jan. 12 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Stati…

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Join fellow producers, Extension agents, and Research and Extension personnel in getting an update on winter canola research and discuss recommendations on growing canola on Aug. 2 at the North Central Research Station in Lahoma and Aug. 4 at P Bar Farms in Weatherford.

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A field day will be held May 25 at a canola field near Concordia led by Mike Stamm, Kansas State University canola breeder. K-State is currently doing research on winter canola relating to our specific Kansas growing conditions to assist Kansas canola growers to be successful. The field day …

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The Bushland Canola Field Tour has been set for May 3 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bush Farm, located at 600 Farm-to-Market Road 2381 north of Bushland.

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After experimenting with 300 acres of canola six years ago, Derek Peach and his father, John, said they were hooked on canola. Their farm near Hennessy, Oklahoma, is now in a canola-wheat crop rotation.

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Jimmy Kinder is a numbers and spreadsheet guy. The numbers tell him how much of each one of his enterprises cattle, wheat or canola will fit into his system. Kinder is part of a family partnership that includes his mom, Trudy, and his brother, Kevin.

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Two canola field tours will be held in south central Kansas April 28. The tours will present a good opportunity for producers to get the latest production information and check out how different cultivars are doing so far this spring, said Mike Stamm, Kansas State University canola breeder.

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Rain forced the May 21 Canola Harvest Clinic inside but Heath Sanders, Great Plains Canola Association field specialist, and Joshua Bushong, Oklahoma State University winter canola specialist, were still able to provide producers in central Kansas with useful tips on managing a successful ca…