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.”