2019 Proceedings

On-Farm Research


Wednesday, December 11th

SESSION I PLENARY SESSION
1 - 8:30 Introduction
Mr. John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
2 - 8:45 Data to Decisions: Experiences, Guidelines and Technologies for Successful On-Farm Research
Ms. Laura Thompson, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3 - 9:30 Practical On-Farm Research: Why and How (Slides 1-20 / Slides 21-41)
Dr. Robert Nielsen, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
4 - 10:45 A Manitoba Perspective: On-Farm Research Across Time and Space
Ms. Megan Bourns, On-Farm Network Agronomist, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers
5 - 11:15 Industry Successes in On-Farm Research: Harnessing the Power of Peer Group Research
Ms. Jennifer Sabourin, Research Manager, Antara Ag
6 - 11:30 Industry Partnerships for Successful On-Farm Research
Mr. Harold Brown, Technical Service Specialist, BASF
Mr. Ian Cook, Field Advisor, Enns Brothers
7 - 11:45 Next Steps in On-Farm Research Training
Mr. John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

SESSION II

CROP MANAGEMENT
8 - 1:00 Biologicals: Emerging Technologies for Canadian Growers
Dr. John Kruse, Chief Technology Officer, PlantResponse Biotech, Inc.
9 - 1:35 SCN: How Much Did You Contribute?
Mr. John Wilson, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10 - 2:15 Corn Responses to Harsh Conditions
Dr. Robert Nielsen, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
11 - 3:00 Pod-Shatter Ratings and How They Work
Dr. Chad Koscielny, Research Scientist, Corteva
Lorne Grieger, Assistant Vice President, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Intitute
12 - 3:30
Understanding Crop Establishment: Being Confident in Your Decision
Mr. Brendan Blight, Agronomist, Claims Services, Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation
Ms. Amber Knaggs, Agronomist, Shur-Gro Services
Mr. Rejean Picard, Farm Production Advisor, Manitoba Agriculture

 Thursday, December 12th

SESSION III SOIL FERTILITY AND MANAGEMENT
1 - 8:30 4R Fertilizer Management in the Northern Great Plains: A Review
Dr. Cindy Grant, Retired Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2 - 9:15 Manure's Short and Long Term Fertility Value: The Gift that Keeps On Giving
Dr. Don Flaten, Professor, University of Manitoba
3 - 9:45 Research Updates to Soil Fertility Guidelines in Manitoba
Mr. John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
4 - 10:45 "Trusting the Data": Proactive Use of Soil Moisture Information in Western Canada
Mr. Ryan Hutchison, Integrated Solutions Manager, South Country Equipment
5 - 11:15 Helping Farmers Make Agronomy-Based Equipment Choices *No Slides*
Mr. Kevin Thompson, Agronomist, 360 Ag Consulting
Ms. Nicolea Dow, Farmer, Ronald Farms Inc.
Mr. Jeff Strukoff, Corporate Agronomist, Bourgault Industries Ltd.
SESSION IV PEST MANAGEMENT
6 - 1:00 Set Goals, Work to Achieve Them - The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program
Mr. Larry Buss, Farmer, Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program
7 - 1:45 Oats from farm to Table: Changing Agronomy Practices to Meet Consumer Expectations *Slides not available*
Dr. Tom Rabaey, Senior Research Agronomist, General Mills
8 - 2:50 2020 Predictions - Reviewing the Big Five Insect Threats of 2019
Dr. John Gavloski, Entomologist, Manitoba Agriculture
9 - 3:20 Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds: A Focus on Waterhemp
Mr. Rich Anderson, AgSolutions Retail Representative, BASF
Mr. Greg LaPlante, Crop Consultant, GL Crop Consulting