Oklahoma's seventh annual winter canola conference will have a new wrinkle this year—a second day at a different venue. The first session will be held Tuesday, July 19, at Enid. And to include more canola growers from southwestern Oklahoma and north Texas, the same program will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Lawton.
Enid's meeting will be held at the Hoover building, Garfield County Fairgrounds. Wednesday's meeting will be held at the McMahon Centennial Complex at Cameron University in Lawton.
According to Gene Neuens, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill in Oklahoma City, there is no charge for registration, food or drinks at either session. Door prizes will be given away by program sponsors and 3.5 CEUs will be given to producers attending the conferences.
Both days the conference will begin at 8 a.m.
The morning session includes: canola versus wheat prices; soil preparation and planting; canola varieties; canola pests such as insects, weeds and diseases; and presentations by seed companies.
Also on the agenda will be: canola crop insurance, fertilization, canola and wheat rotations, harvesting options and a grower panel discussion.
To wrap up the conference, Neuens will present a history of canola production in.
A catered lunch will be held at both locations, followed by drawings for door prizes.
Sponsors of the two events are: ADM, American Farmers and Ranchers, BayerCropScience, Bunge, Croplan Genetics, Dow AgroSciences, MacDon, Monsanto/DeKalb, Oklahoma Oilseed Commission, PCOM, Syngenta and Western Equipment.