MANHATTAN, Kan. — 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.

“Having field tours at this time of year gives us a great opportunity to evaluate yield potential of the winter canola crop. As producers gear up for harvest, there are a number of questions we can address to help with those important decisions. We’ll also talk about new varieties, variety development, and how well the crop has fared over the growing season,” Stamm said.

Four tours have been scheduled.

• May 12 in the Harper County area and is co-hosted by Progressive Ag Coop. The first of five stops will be at 10 a.m. at the southeast corner of Hwy 160 and NE 80th Avenue. near Danville. RSVP for lunch at 620-842-5445.

• May 23, 2 p.m. at the South Central Kansas Experiment Field, Redd Foundation Field southwest of Partridge. Attendees will see a National Winter Canola Variety Trial and Roundup Ready canola cultivars under development.

• May 25, 4:30 p.m. at the Southwest Research-Extension Center at Garden City. A meal will be provided.

• May 26, 10 a.m., 1 mile north of Montezuma. Attendees will learn about canola growth and development, harvest options and variety development.

All field days are co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and the Great Plains Canola Association.

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