Canola conferences planned
Cowboys, Wildcats and Ole Kim don't always see eye to eye, but when it comes to growing canola, Oklahoma and Kansas do have plenty in common.
Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University and Cameron University will team up later this month to hold the Seventh Annual Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences. The July 19 conference will be held in the Hoover Building at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid, Okla. The July 20 conference will be held in the Student Union of Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.
Each conference, which is free and includes morning refreshments and a sponsored lunch, begins at 8 a.m. with registration, coffee and doughnuts. Door prizes will be given away during each conference. The program begins at 8:20 a.m. Presentations and speakers include:
--Soil Preparation and Planting, Mark Boyles, OSU;
--Winter Canola Varieties, Chad Godsey, OSU and Mike Stamm, KSU;
--Insects, Diseases and Weeds, Tom Royer, Sarah Donelson, Kris Giles, OSU entomologists; John Damicone, OSU plant pathologist; and Mark Boyles, OSU agronomist;
--Winfield Solutions and Answer Plot Update, Jay Bjerke, Winfield Solutions and Croplan Genetics;
--Johnston Enterprises Update, Van Schuermann, W.B. Johnston Grain Co.;
--Oklahoma Oilseed Commission and Great Plains Canola Association Updates;
--Canola Crop Insurance Update, Phil Hamilton, Risk Management Specialist, USDA Risk Management Agency;
--Fertilizing Canola, Brian Arnall and Hailin Zhang, OSU soil scientists;
--Economics of Wheat and Canola Rotations, Eric DeVuyst and Francis Epplin, OSU agricultural economists;
--Harvesting Options, Heath Sanders, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, and Josh Bushong, OSU agronomist; and
--Grower Panel Discussion, Josh Bushong, OSU agronomist (at Enid) and Todd Baughman, Texas A&M agronomist (at Lawton).
In Enid only, the program and lunch will be followed by a meeting of the Oklahoma Oilseed Commission at 1 p.m., followed by a meeting of the Great Plains Canola Association at 2 p.m.