Winter canola is a young crop in the Midwest, with only about 1,000 acres planted in the 2008-2009 growing season. Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Objectives of the NCRP here include variety development through university breeding programs; variety testing for new lines with high yield potential, winter hardiness and resistance to shattering and disease; and establishment of regional best practices for planting date, seeding rate, pest control and fertility requirements. In addition, researchers are evaluating the effects of including canola in the traditional Midwest cropping system with corn and soybeans.
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