The Okanola project at OSU was started to promote canola in Oklahoma

A winter canola expert said acres planted with the crop in Oklahoma have continued to increase in recent years.
by Bryan Painter Modified: May 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm •  Published: May 10, 2013

photo - Photo by David McDaniel
Photo by David McDaniel

Those weeds could lead to dockage, a discount, for producers.

Bushong said, “Utilizing canola as a weed management tool has been one of the main reasons wheat producers have adopted the crop.”

Roger Gribble, a longtime OSU northwest area extension agronomy specialist, said research at Lahoma, west of Enid, has shown the most profitable crop rotation is wheat and canola.

“And a lot of it goes to the weather factors that we have faced here in the last three years,” Gribble said. “We've got some moisture in the fall, winter and spring but we haven't got it in the summer. So as a result, in crop rotation, the winter crops are currently leading the pack.”

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by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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