The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 12, 2014

Canola tour to have stops in area


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Major County Cooperative Extension Service, in cooperation with Oklahoma Oilseed Commission, will host a stop Thursday on the 2014 Winter Canola Field Tours.

A picnic lunch sponsored by Oklahoma Oilseed Commission will be served in the field beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the program to begin shortly after noon.  

The tour will be held at the canola field of Flying G Farms located 91⁄2 miles west of Orienta on U.S. 412 and then north into the field.

In the case of bad weather, the lunch and meeting will be held in the training room of Fairview city offices, 123 S. 6th.  Call the Major County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Center at (580) 227-3786 for information.

Presenters for the meeting are Josh Bushong, OSU winter canola extension specialist; Brain Arnall, OSU extension soil fertility specialist; Tom Royer, OSU IPM specialist and field crops entomologist; Angela Post, OSU weed scientist; Heath Sanders, Great Plains Canola Association field specialist; John Damicone, OSU plant pathologist; and Ron Sholar, Oklahoma Oilseed Commission executive director.

The Major County location is one of the 14 total locations for the Winter Canola Tour across western and central Oklahoma Monday through Thursday.

The Garfield County tour stop will be one mile south of Garber on the east side of the road. Call the Garfield County Extension Center at 237-1228 for information.

Major County Wheat Plot Tour will be 6 p.m. May 6 at the farm of Brook and Kody Strader just north of Homestead.