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Winter canola school set for March 9 in Harper County

canolaReleased: Feb. 18, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- A winter canola risk management school will be held in Harper County, Kansas on March 9 starting at 10:00 a.m.

“After a couple of years of challenging weather, the winter canola crop of 2016 is shaping up to be one of the better ones we’ve seen,” said Mike Stamm, canola specialist with K-State Research and Extension. “Good fall stands coupled with a warmer and wetter-than-normal winter tend to favor high yield potential. K-State Research and Extension wants to provide the tools necessary for canola producers to be successful with this year’s crop.”

The school will be held in Harper, Kansas at the Harper County Fair building. Morning presentations will be followed by a lunch, sponsored by the Danville COOP. A short field trip to local canola fields will follow lunch. The school will end by mid-afternoon.

Topics to be presented in the morning session include canola varieties and winter survival, what management is important in the spring, and insect identification and management.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

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For more information:
Mike Stamm - 785-532-3871 or mjstamm@ksu.edu