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Released: Dec. 23, 2016

Latest canola information to be featured Jan. 19 at Canola College 2017 in Enid, Okla.


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The latest developments in canola production and marketing will be highlighted at the Canola College 2017, “Taking Canola Production to the Next Level.”

The conference will be held Jan. 19 at the Chisholm Trail EXPO Center, 111 W. Purdue, in Enid, Oklahoma. This conference is sponsored by Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, the Great Plains Canola Association, and partners from the canola industry.

With growing interest and success with the crop in recent years and given participation in last year’s Canola College, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder Mike Stamm said he expects an even larger crowd in 2017.

 “This will be the premier canola education and training event in the region in 2017. Anyone with an interest in canola will want to be part of this event where they will be able to share ideas and experiences with canola experts, new and veteran canola producers and industry members,” Stamm said.

 Canola College 2017 topics will include:

  • Canola Basics – Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder, and Heath Sanders, OSU southwest area extension agronomist;
  • Canola Planting Technology – Josh Bushong, OSU northwest area extension agronomist and Kraig Roozeboom, K-State Research and Extension cropping systems specialist;
  • Advanced Production Practices – Bob Schrock, grower, Kiowa, Kansas and Jeff Scott, grower, Pond Creek, Oklahoma;
  • Risk Management – Francie Tolle, director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Canola Economics – Trent Milacek, OSU northwest area extension economist;
  • Weed Control – Misha Manuchehri, OSU extension weed scientist;
  • Insect Management – Kris Giles, OSU regents professor of entomology;
  • Canola Plant Health Management – John Damicone, OSU extension plant pathologist and Paul De Laune, Texas A&M University associate professor; and  
  • Canola Learning Lab – Coordination by Josh Lofton, OSU cropping systems specialist.

The popular Canola Learning Laboratory will be continued in 2017, Stamm said. Attendees will see demonstrations and gain experience with canola biology, canola production equipment, and the latest in spray technology. Participants will have the opportunity to learn to identify common canola production pests.

Individuals can register for Canola College 2017 at www.canola.okstate.edu. For more information on Canola College, contact Ron Sholar, executive director, GPCA, at Jrsholar@aol.com or Josh Lofton, extension cropping systems specialist, OSU, at josh.lofton@okstate.edu.

A meal and coffee breaks are being sponsored by members of the canola industry. Time will be allotted on the program for attendees to meet with Canola College sponsors at their booths.

For more information, contact Mike Stamm at 785-532-3871 or mjstamm@ksu.edu


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, Manhattan.


Story by:
Steve Watson, swatson@ksu.edu


Additional Information:
Mike Stamm is at 785-532-3871 or mjstamm@ksu.edu