Winter canola tour scheduled
A 2013 winter canola tour will start April 8 in Jackson County and continue through April 12 in Ottawa County, according to Josh Bushong, Oklahoma State University Extension winter canola specialist.
Tour stops begin at 10 a.m. in Jackson County, continue to Kiowa County at 2 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. in Washita County.
April 9, the tour starts up again at 10 a.m. in Cotton County, continues to Caddo County with a stop at 3 p.m. and ends for the day in Canadian County at 6:30 p.m.
April 10, the first stop will be at 10 a.m. in Grant County, then in Garfield County at 2 p.m. and ending for the day at 5 p.m. in Noble County.
April 11, at 10 a.m., the tour will stop in Alfalfa County, at 12 Noon in Major County and at 3 p.m, in Dewey County.
The five-day tour ends at 10 a.m. in Ottawa County.
Agronomy, pest management, fertility and harvest options are subjects to be covered during the tour, Bushong said. A tentative list of canola experts to speak and give expert opinions on the 2013 crop are; Bushong; Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University precision nutrient management specialist; Tom Royer, OSU integrated pest management and field crop agronomist; Mark Gregory, OSU Southwest Area Oklahoma area agronomist; Roger Gribble, OSU Northwest Area Oklahoma area agronomist and Ron Sholar, Oklahoma Oilseed Commission executive director.
Persons interested in learning more about growing winter canola should RSVP to their OSU County Extension Office to get more information about the tour.