Kansas canola field tours scheduled in May
K-State Research and Extension will conduct two canola field tours on May 14 and 15 in southern Kansas, said Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder.
On May 14, the canola tours will be in Gray and Ford counties. The first stop is at 1:30 p.m. in Gray County. From the east side of Montezuma on U.S. Highway 56, take 13th Road north 5 3/4 miles. Turn left (west) at the windmill and corrals and drive 1/4 mile to the field.
The second stop is at 3 p.m. in Ford County. From Dodge City, take U.S. Highway 56 south of town. Just west of the U.S. Highway 400 Northwest Bypass intersection, turn north on 107th Road and drive 1 1/4 miles. Turn right (east) onto Beeson Road/Marshall Road and drive over the U.S. Highway 400 Bypass. Take an immediate left (north) onto 107th Road and drive 1/2 mile to the field.
On May 15, the canola field day is in Harper County. This field day features three stops. The first stop is at 9 a.m. at the junction of N.E. 80th Avenue and U.S. Highway 160 near Danville. Following this, the second stop is at the junction of N.E. 80th Avenue and N.E. 60th Road. The tour ends with the third stop at the east edge of Harper on Highway 160 at the air strip.
The May 15 field day will end with a lunch at the Blue Fair Barn in Harper, sponsored by the Anthony Farmers Coop and Danville Farmers Coop.
At both field days, May 14 and 15, speakers from Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, and the Great Plains Canola Association will discuss this year’s crop and answer questions.
To RSVP for lunch at the field day in Harper County, contact Anthony Farmers Coop, 620-842-5181; Danville Coop, 620-962-5238; or the Harper County Research and Extension office, 620-842-5445.
“Our goal is to help producers understand more about canola agronomy and marketing in Kansas and the Central Plains,” Stamm said.