CanolaTV- Mark Boyles Says Canola Has Proven Its Worth in Cleaning Up Wheat FieldsWed, 01 Aug 2012 05:47:59 CDT
Based on the initial reason to promote winter canola to Oklahoma wheat producers, the need to clean up weeds from wheat fields, this crop can be called a success- that's the contention of Extension Canola Specialist for OSU, Mark Boyles. Boyles talked with Farm Director Ron Hays about growing winter canola in the southern plains at the Altus session of the OSU Winter Canola Conferences held in July, saying that wheat farmers have been able to produce a cleaner wheat crop in fields that had wheat following a year of canola production.
In this latest episode of CanolaTV, Boyles says that the two Winter Canola Conferences were well attended, with 300 in Enid and over a hundred in Altus- Boyles saying "farmers were not talking and were listening- they were there for a reason- for a purpose" as 2012 showed producers they could grow canola- and interest has grown as a result. Boyles says that seed companies are telling him that they have already booked a lot of seed sales for 2013- and he urges farmers who want to plant canola this fall to not wait, as they could find the top varieties sold out if they wait too long.
Boyles thinks that we planted about 200,000 acres last fall, and that if Mother Nature will cooperate and provide some moisture around the planting window, that number could grow to easily 300,000 acres or slightly more.
You can see today's conversation with Mark Boyles on CanolaTV by clicking on the play button in the video box below. CanolaTV is a service of PCOM, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill- click here to learn more about how they serve cotton and canola producers across the south.
Our YouTube channel has several dozen past episodes of CanolaTV, with a lot of great information about producing and marketing winter canola in the southern plains- click here to jump there.
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