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Canola and Soybean Production Guides Updated (05/23/19)

NDSU Canola Production Guide and NDSU Soybean Production Guide

NDSU Canola Production Guide

North Dakota growers continue to be the No. 1 producers of canola in the U.S., planting nearly 1.6 million acres of the crop in 2018.

The updated “Canola Production Field Guide,” a spiral-bound pocket-sized publication, has information on hybrid selection, growth and development of canola plants, planting canola in crop rotations, field selection and preparation, planting date guidelines, seeding rates, frost tolerance and damage, soil fertility requirements, weed control, insect pest and disease management, swathing and harvest management, and drying and storage. The publication also lists websites and other resources with additional information, and has several photos of agronomy issues, weeds, insects and diseases.

North Dakota growers can obtain a free copy of the publication, as long as the supply lasts, from NDSU Extension’s county offices and the Research Extension Centers. An online version of the guide is available at

To obtain the publication, contact the NDSU Distribution Center at 701-231-7883 or by email at The cost is $3 per copy plus a small shipping and handling charge.

The Northern Canola Growers Association partially funded the “Canola Production Field Guide.”



NDSU Soybean Production Guide

Producers, agricultural consultants and others interested in agriculture can use the updated “Soybean Production Field Guide for North Dakota (Publication A1172), a spiral-bound pocket-sized publication, to get the latest information on soybean production.

NDSU Extension staff and other soybean specialists wrote the revised and reviewed guide. The field guide also has a photo section with pictures of insects and diseases.

The publication is a comprehensive guide for those considering or growing soybean. Some of the topics include: soybean variety selection, growth stages, planting rates and row spacing, soil fertility requirements, weed, insect and disease management and control, harvest management, and drying and storing soybean.

A Web version of the NDSU Soybean Production Guide can be found hyperlinked in the title.

To obtain the publication, contact the NDSU Distribution Center at 701-231-7883 or by email at A small shipping and handling charge will apply.

The Production Guide was partially funded by the North Dakota Soybean Council and produced by the NDSU Extension.





Hans Kandel

Extension Agronomist Broadleaf Crops



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