MANHATTAN – The latest developments in canola production and marketing will be highlighted at the Canola College 2017 “Taking Canola Production to the Next Level.”

The conference will be held Jan. 19 at the Chisholm Trail EXPO Center, 111 W. Purdue, in Enid, Okla.

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

With growing interest in the crop in recent years, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder Mike Stamm said he expects a large crowd at the conference.

“Anyone with an interest in canola ... will be able to share ideas and experiences with canola experts, new and veteran canola producers and industry members,” Stamm said.

Canola College 2017 topics will include:

Canola Basics – Mike Stamm, K-State canola breeder, and Heath Sanders, OSU southwest area extension agronomist;Canola Planting Technology – Josh Bushong, OSU northwest area extension agronomist, and Kraig Roozeboom, K-State Research and Extension cropping systems specialist;Advanced Production Practices – Bob Schrock, grower, Kiowa, and Jeff Scott, grower, Pond Creek, Okla.;Risk Management – Francie Tolle, director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency, Oklahoma City, Okla.Canola Economics – Trent Milacek, OSU northwest area extension economist;Weed Control – Misha Manuchehri, OSU extension weed scientist;Insect Management – Kris Giles, OSU regents professor of entomology;Canola Plant Health Management – John Damicone, OSU extension plant pathologist, and Paul De Laune, Texas A&M University associate professor; andCanola Learning Lab – Coordination by Josh Lofton, OSU cropping systems specialist.

The popular Canola Learning Laboratory will continue in 2017, Stamm said. Attendees will see demonstrations on canola biology, canola production equipment and the latest in spray technology. Participants will also learn to identify common canola production pests.

You can register for Canola College 2017 at www.canola.okstate.edu.

For more details on Canola College, contact Ron Sholar, executive director, GPCA, at Jrsholar@aol.com, or Josh Lofton, extension cropping systems specialist, OSU, at josh.lofton@okstate.edu.

For more information, contact Mike Stamm at (785) 532-3871 or mjstamm@ksu.edu.