Special Field Day at NMSU’s Clovis Science Center explores winter canola as alternative crop

NMSU will be holding a free field day on April 22 to discuss whether or not winter canola can be considered an alternative crop. “Winter canola has good potential in the region,” said Sangu Angadi, a crop stress physiologist at the Clovis Science Center. “It is well adapted, requires less water and produces multiple products that are in demand locally.” Research has shown that canola meal, which is what canola is referred to after the edible oil is extracted from the seed, is a great source of protein for dairy cattle. Research is still being done at the Clovis Science Center to develop winter canola into an economically and agronomically feasible alternative crop. 

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