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Eye on Agriculture: Canola Open House

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It's all about helping the producer grow their best crop.

That was the idea today as the NDSU Ag Extension Service held one of a series of open houses focusing on one crop... canola.

Melinda Bolton has more in this week's Eye on Agriculture.

(Melinda Bolton) "Over the last few decades, the canola crop has made its way south, into the dakotas."

(Jay Fisher, Director, North Central Research Extension Center) "And so it kind of started in the Northern part of the state and gradually moved South as we've had better hybrids, varieties and better production practices."

(Melinda Bolton) "But this migration, if you will, has come pretty naturally for the plant."

(Jay Fisher) "It likes these cool seasons... cool time when it's flowering will give us much higher yields. Used to be if we had a two thousand pound yield, it was excellent. We're now having growers approach three thousand pounds per acre and even more."

(Melinda Bolton) "Not only that, but canola seems to thrive as a high quality crop."

(Jay Fisher) "Much higher seed percentage than some of the other, like soybeans for instance. Where our canola has at least forty percent oil, and now we're approaching fifty percent oil content in the seed. So very high yielding oil crop, with a high quality oil as a food product."

(Melinda Bolton) "Just like any other crop, they are susceptible to certain diseases and bugs, which can worsen without rotation."

(Jay Fisher) "So we talk about crop rotation and scouting the fields... and also doing preventative treatments to help raise a good crop."

(Melinda Bolton) "For your eye on agriculture, Melinda Bolton, KX News."

We will keep you updated on more crop open houses in the coming weeks.

 

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