University of Manitoba - AFS - Agronomist Conference -

MAC 2017




Wednesday, December 13th

8:00   Registration
Foyer outside of Agriculture Auditorium
172 Agriculture Bldg.
8:25   Welcome
Dr. Karin Wittenberg, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
8:30   Introduction
Mr. John Heard, Crop Nutrition Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
8:35   Accelerating Innovation, Productivity and Sustainability in Agriculture
Ms. Michelle Nutting, Manager of  Agriculture Sustainability, Agrium and
Board of Directors Member, Field to Market
9:20   Impact Metrics of 4R Nutrient Stewardship
Dr. Tom Bruulsema, Vice President, Americas & Research,
International Plant Nutrition Institute
10:05   Coffee BreakAgriculture Atrium
Poster Session138 Agriculture Bldg.
10:45   Local Choices, Global Impact: Why You Want To Consider Market Access Before You Spray
Ms. Delaney Ross Burtnack, Executive Director, Manitoba Canola Growers
11:30   Industry Panel

Moderator: Ms. Ingrid Kristjanson, Farm Production Extension Specialist-Crops,
Manitoba Agriculture

– Mr. Doug Chorney, Assistant Chief Commissioner, Executive Division,
   Grain Commission/Government of Canada

– Mr. Ian Epp, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada
– Dr. John Waterer, Director, Crop Science, Paterson GlobalFoods
12:00   Lunch
Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre, Room 204
1:00   Manitoba weed resistance update: Results of the 2016 field survey and management questionnaire
Dr. Hugh Beckie, Research Scientist – Herbicide-Resistant Plants, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1:40   Flea beetles: Economic thresholds, natural enemies, and landscape effects
Dr. Alejandro Costamagna, Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba
2:10   Dicamba drift from Xtend beans – what is going on?
Dr. Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix Research & Training
2:50   Coffee Break  – Agriculture Atrium
Poster Session138 Agriculture Bldg.
3:20   Phytophthora root rot or not? That is the question.
Dr. Alison Robertson, Department Plant Pathology and Microbiology,
Iowa State University

4:00   From large spiny caterpillars to small sap suckers: Insects on crops in Manitoba in 2017
Dr. John Gavloski, Farm Production Extension – Entomologist,
Manitoba Agriculture
4:30   Beer and Pretzel Reception – Agriculture Atrium


Thursday, December 14th

8:30   Welcome
8:35   Crop Management to Improve Environmental Stress Tolerance
Dr. David Hooker, University of Guelph
9:15   7 Tips to Improve Your Corn Production
Mr. Greg Stewart, Maizex Seeds Inc.
9:45   Straight Cutting Canola – Beyond the Variety
Mr. Lorne Grieger, Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute
10:15   Coffee BreakAgriculture Atrium
Poster Session138 Agriculture Bldg.
10:45   300,000 Acres of Peas in Manitoba – Is it Possible?
Mr. Terry Buss, Manitoba Agriculture
11:20   Panel  - What’s the Deal with Intercropping?
Mr. Scott Chalmers, Manitoba Agriculture
Ms. Lana Shaw, South East Research Farm Inc., Redvers, SK
Mr. Brooks White, Pierson, MB
12:00   Lunch
Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre, Room 204
1:00   Developing K Recommendations for North Dakota
Mr. John Breker, AgVise Laboratories
1:30   Optimizing Nitrogen Management Strategies for High-yielding Spring Wheat in Manitoba
Ms. Amy Mangin, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba
1:45   Record Yields in a Drought??
Dr. Paul Bullock, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba
2:15   Soil Health in a Changing Climate
Dr. Steve Crittenden, Research Scientist – Soil Nutrient Management,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2:45   Farmer Panel – Cropping Forward for Global Markets
Mr. Scott Perkin, Elgin, MB
Mr. Korey Peters, Randolph, MB
Mr. Geoff Young, Carman, MB
3:30   Formal dismissal
Coffee Break
Agriculture Atrium
Poster Session138 Agriculture Bldg.
4:30   Official Closing


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