Winter canola featured at Harper County field day on May 30

The latest research and production information on winter canola will be featured at a K-State Research and Extension field day in Harper County on May 30.

The program begins at 11 a.m. at the variety demonstration plot located 1.5 miles east of Danville on US-160 highway. Lunch is sponsored by Progressive Ag Coop. RSVP to Monte Hampton at 620-561-1088.

This field day is an opportunity to see winter canola variety trials and producer fields, said Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder. New and experimental varieties will be on display and a discussion will center on the challenges of the current growing season.

“The production year has not been without its struggles, starting with dry conditions for establishment last fall and expanding drought,” Stamm said. “We want to reassure producers that there are benefits to growing canola in rotation even in the years when we know production is going to be down.”

With harvest season approaching, harvest management options will also be discussed.

For more information, contact Stamm at 785-532-3871 or [email protected].