MANHATTAN, Kan. — The latest developments in canola production and marketing will be highlighted at the Canola College 2018, this year set for Jan. 19 at the Chisholm Trail EXPO Center, 111 W. Purdue, in Enid, Oklahoma.

The conference is sponsored by Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Great Plains Canola Association, and canola industry partners.

Canola College will once again be the premier canola educational event in the region, said Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder. “We feel like this year’s topics are tailored specifically to the needs of new and experienced canola producers,” Stamm said.

“Producers will hear about research we have been conducting over the past several years with regard to seeding rates and genetics, and their interactions. Also, we will address how timely harvest management is critical to maximizing yield and oil content,” he said.

Canola College is for anyone with an interest in canola production including new and experienced producers, crop insurance agents, bankers, members of agricultural governmental agencies, and canola industry service and product suppliers.

Opening and concurrent breakout sessions include:

n Why We Grow Winter Canola – Heath Sanders, OSU agronomist and Josh Bushong, OSU agronomist;

n Advanced Production Practices – Bob Schrock, grower, Kiowa, Kansas, Jeff Scott, grower, Pond Creek, Oklahoma, and David Seck, grower, Hutchinson, Kansas;

— Interactions of Seeding Rate, Row Spacing, and Genetics – Kraig Roozeboom, K-State cropping systems specialist;

— Canola Cropping Systems – Josh Lofton, OSU extension cropping systems specialist;

— Managing Harvest to Maximize Yield and Oil Content – Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder;

— Canola Harvest Management and Combine Adjustment – Randy Taylor, OSU agricultural engineer;

— Canola Economics – Trent Milacek, OSU extension agricultural economist and Rodney Jones, OSU extension agricultural economist;

— Weed Control – Misha Manuchehri, OSU extension weed scientist;

— Disease Control – John Damicone, OSU extension plant pathologist; and

— Insect Management – Tom Royer, OSU extension entomologist.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit a perennial favorite - the Canola Learning Lab. A meal and coffee breaks will be sponsored by members of the canola industry. The lunch program will include updates from Canola College sponsors. Time will be allotted on the program for attendees to meet with sponsors at their booths.

Register for Canola College 2018 at: www.canola.okstate.edu