Canola Production Handbook
Canola is a special type of edible rapeseed genetically low in erucic acid and glucosinolates. The seeds are a source of healthy cooking oil and high-protein meal for livestock (Photo 1). A growing number of winter-hardy cultivars, suitable for the southern Great Plains, are commercially available. This publication discusses aspects of canola production including field and cultivar selection, seeding rates, no-till production, crop growth and development, fertility, weed and insect management, harvest, grain storage, cost-return projections, and insurance.
Authored by Mark Boyles, OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Joshua Bushong, OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Heath Sanders, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Michael Stamm, K-State Department of Agronomy, Manhattan, Kansas