New canola growers are told by production experts that planting and growing the crop requires more attention and hands-on skills than typical winter wheat production.

Proper seedbed preparation, calibrating seeding drills for proper planting depth and row spacing, selecting different fertilizer ratios and application timing, controlling pests skills and selecting the best way to harvest canola under various weather conditions are all important skills demanded of growers willing to add winter canola to their commodity mix.

New winter canola growers have a wide range of informational sources and knowledgeable people to help them put a bumper crop in the bin.

Agricultural Extension personnel working for Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University cooperate to the benefit of farmers in each state.