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Canola & Sunflower

Canola field 2011

Canola and sunflower are grown as alternative or rotational crops for winter wheat. They are processed for oil that can be used as a food source, or as a potential source of biodisel. Canola is considered a new crop but producers are becoming more interested in growing it every year, and production has expanded from less than 5,000 acres to nearly 200,000 acres over the past 10 years. As production increases, there will be even more need for IPM programs to manage the pests that are associated with this crop.


Pest e-Alert (OSU Plant Disease and Insect Advisory)

Down and Dirty with NPK (OSU Soil Fertility Blog)

Everything but Wheat (OSU Cropping Systems Blog)


OSU Fact Sheets (Canola)

Oklahoma Canola Variety Trial Summaries

Great Plains Canola Production Handbook

FACT SHEETS (Sunflower)

Oklahoma Sunflower Variety Trial Summaries

MF-2384 High Plains Sunflower Production Handbook (Kansas State)

EPP-7197 Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Sunflowers


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences-OKANOLA

Great Plains Canola Association

U.S. Canola Association

National Sunflower Association

Oklahoma Oilseed Commission

Plant and Soil Science Oilseed Website

Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association



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