This region includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. It accounts for about 1 percent of canola production in the United States.
Currently, there are no research projects in the south but past projects focused on developing superior winter canola cultivars with high yield potential and winter hardiness as well as how to manage them. For example, the University of Arkansas released two locally adapted germplasm lines and one canola variety.
Here are the most recent summaries of Southern research projects jointly funded by the National Canola Research Program and collaborating universities:
Expansion of Winter Canola in the Southeastern Region 2.14
Canola Adaptation and Production in the Southern High Plains 2007-09