Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Canola TV: OSU Researchers Expect Canola Test Plots To Yield Bountiful Data

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:19:49 CDT

Canola TV:  OSU Researchers Expect Canola Test Plots To Yield Bountiful Data

With the weeks before the canola harvest dwindling down, researchers from Oklahoma State University are keeping a close eye on their test plots. Near ideal weather this year compared with last year's disastrously dry conditions have provided a wide range of observations.

Dr. Chad Godsey of OSU says there are seven canola performance test plots located mainly in western Oklahoma. He says plots near Enid, Lahoma, El Reno, and Fort Cobb are expected to yield a good deal of data on insect and disease resistance as well as yield potential.

In this week's edition of Canola TV, Godsey tells Ron Hays he's encouraged by what he's seen so far.

"Really, no matter where you are in the state, tremendous, tremendous yield potential. So this next four to six weeks if we can get Mother Nature to cooperate and get the harvest in the bin, get the crop in the bin, it will be a great crop this season."

Even though canola is just gaining a toehold in Oklahoma, Godsey says there have been a lot of improvements already made with canola varieties.

"Over the last five years it's been tremendous, the genetic improvement we've seen in stuff that's commercially available. It used to be five years ago we'd be worried about winter hardiness and really in Oklahoma for the most part, as long as we plant in a timely fashion, winter hardiness really is not an issue any more. We've seen our yield potentials increase, easily, 20 or 30 percent in the last five years."

Godsey says we'll know even more in the next four to six weeks after this year's crop is in the bin.

Click on the play button in the video below to see this edition of Canola TV, a service of Producers Cooperative Oil Mill. Click here to go to the PCOM website.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Top Winners of the 2022 Tulsa State Fair Market Animal Show Awarded Over $400,000   Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:23:45 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. October 5, 2022  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 15:02:36 CDT
  • October 5, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:16:44 CDT
  • Growth Energy Cheers Missouri Biofuel Incentives Signed into Law  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:59:17 CDT
  • Congressman Lucas Announces October Town Hall Meetings in Oklahoma Panhandle  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:58:09 CDT
  • Upcoming OLAC Workshop to Help Grow Capacity of Local Oklahoma Agriculture   Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:00:20 CDT
  • OKFB Welcomes Appropriation of Additional Drought-Relief Funds   Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:58:31 CDT
  • Oklahoma Public Employees Association Endorses Governor Kevin Stitt  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:30:51 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.