Canola: “Race to the Tee” in 2013
Northern Canola Growers Association Golf Tournament - LANGDON
July 19,2012, 1:00pm Tee Off Langdon Country Club Langdon, North Dakota
NorthStar Agri Industries Press Release:
It looks like a late spring is upon us, that likely means that many growers will be reviewing their cropping plans. Canola responds well to late planting, in the northeastern part of North Dakota and northern Minnesota. The averages from the NDSU Langdon Research Station data over the last 3 years show no significant decrease in yield due to date of planting.Likewise in Minnesota, 2012 research at the Roseau Production Center indicated that late planting of canola did not decrease yield. The later planted plots had lower infection rates of aster yellows and were better able to utilize available moisture, producing better yields.
BISMARCK - The Northern Canola Growers Association elected its slate of officers for 2013 at its recent board meeting in Bismarck. Jon Wert of New England was elected President of the Board. Pat Murphy of Minot was elected Vice President and Ryan Pederson of Rolette was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
Additional members of the Northern Canola Growers Association Board are Kevin Waslaski, Langdon; Keith Peltier, Fargo; Greg Mitchell, Rolla; Bernie Bachman, Langdon; Brian Jenks, Minot; Kyle Rollness, Langdon; Bryan Aaland, Hazen, Wally Brandjord, Bottineau; and Eric Mack, Velva.
Given the late start to planting in 2013, growers are reminded that the Final Planting Dates (FPD's) for canola were changed last year at the request of the NCGA.
The NCGA conducted date of planting studies for canola for the last three years and submitted this data to crop insurance officials to establish a later Final Planting Date (FPD) for canola in all regions of North Dakota. As a result of the studies and the data provided, RMA added five days to the canola Final Planting Date in North Dakota and Minnesota. In addition, Benson, Pierce and Burke Counties were added to a different region in the state, resulting in a 15-day change to the Final Planting Date for those three counties. A map of the Final Planting Dates can be viewed at the pdf below.