MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University Research and Extension will host the 2010 Fall Canola Field Tour Nov. 10-11, beginning in Marquette, Kan., and ending near Kiowa, Kan., with stops at farms along the way.

 


MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University Research and Extension will host the 2010 Fall Canola Field Tour Nov. 10-11, beginning in Marquette, Kan., and ending near Kiowa, Kan., with stops at farms along the way.
“This is an opportunity for producers to learn more about this important crop and current research aimed at increasing our ability to produce it profitably in the southern Great Plains,” said Mike Stamm, canola breeder with K-State Research and Extension and Oklahoma State University. “Typically we have held field tours in the spring, but we believe producers will find value in understanding topics such as what an acceptable fall stand is for canola and what plant changes to expect during winter dormancy.”  
The tour will highlight current research supported by the Kansas Wheat Commission and the U.S. Canola Association’s Promote Canola Acres program.
Anyone who is interested in learning about growing canola in Kansas is welcome to come to any of the stops, Stamm said. Dates, times, locations and topics for those stops include:
Wednesday, Nov. 10
9 a.m. — Dean Elvin farm, Marquette — one mile west of Marquette on Kansas Highway 4, take McPherson County Road 447 (blacktop) north one mile to Wells Fargo Road. Turn left (west) and drive three quarters mile; the plots are on the north side of the road. This stop features a 20-entry variety trial and wheat/canola crop rotation blocks.
11:15 a.m. — Ed Schultz farm, Arlington — About two miles south of the K-61/K-14 junction or one quarter mile south of the Castleton Road/K-14 junction on the west side of the road. This stop has canola/wheat rotation blocks, including four sulfonylurea soil residual tolerant winter canola varieties.
Noon — Lunch on your own at Carolyn’s Essenhaus, Arlington.
3 p.m. — Clearwater — Adjacent to the Clearwater Co-op on the north side of town, a 20-entry winter canola variety trial.
4 p.m. — Tim Tureck farm, Wellington. — Six miles south of Wellington on U.S. Highway 81 or one quarter ¼ mile south of the E. 80th St./US-81 junction on the east side of the road. The stop features canola/wheat rotation blocks, including nine winter canola varieties.
Thursday, Nov. 11
9 a.m. — Jimmy Vardy farm, Anthony. — Six miles west of Anthony on K-2, turn south on 60th Ave.  Drive two miles south and turn right (west) on SW 20th Road.  Drive one half mile west; the plot is on the south side of the road. This visit includes information on canola/wheat rotation blocks, including four sulfonylurea soil residual tolerant winter canola varieties.
10:30 a.m. — Bob Schrock farm, Kiowa. — Three miles south of the KS-2/KS-8 intersection, turn east on E0030 Road and drive one and one/half. Plots are on the north side of the road. This stop provides information on the National Winter Canola Variety Trial and the DL Seeds, Inc., experimental hybrid trial.