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Registration details

Registration Information

Early Bird registration rate is $185 (includes 5% GST) until November 25, 2022, 11:59 pm.

Regular registration rate is $225 (includes 5% GST).


An individual email address is required for each participant to access the webcast and claim CCA CEUs. Please do not use the same email address for multiple registrations and complete all required fields.

High Speed Internet is required for webcast viewing. Once your registration is processed, a receipt, registration confirmation and webcast login information will be emailed to you.

To earn CEUs, your CCA number must be entered on the registration form. A link with a portal to claim your CEUs will be emailed to you AFTER the conference.


Privacy and refund policies

Manitoba Agronomists Conference Privacy Policy

All personal information requested during registration or any other time is used only for internal business and administration purposes in order to facilitate the conference. All personal information including names, billing addresses and credit card information is regarded as confidential. To ensure the protection of your privacy, all registration information is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. The MAC does not knowingly solicit, trade, sell, or otherwise deliver any personal information to any third parties.

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Manitoba Agronomists' Conference 2022 Refund Policy

Notification of cancellation must be received by email by 4:30pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 in order to receive a refund of a paid registration fee, less an administration fee of $50.00 CAD.  No refunds will be given after the cancellation due date.  Registrations may be transferred without an administration fee on or before 4:30pm on December 9, 2022.

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Manitoba Agronomists' Conference Coordinator

CCA & CCSC credits

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUs

Complete the following to claim your CEUs:

  • Download the Certified Crop Advisor App (in the App Store or on Google Play) to have your CCA credits posted immediately. Sign-in with your CCA credentials and scan the QR codes for each session (displayed during the breaks).
  • The deadline for submitting the form to claim your credits is December 31, 2022.


Note:  Watching an archived version of the conference does not qualify for CCA credits.

Nutrient Management  0 2
Integrated Pest Management 0 3
Crop Management 3 0
Soil and Water Management 3 1
Professional Development 0 0


POSTER Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUs

See posters for the CCA quiz and answer submission form

AREA Total Available
Nutrient Management 0.5
Integrated Pest Management 0.5
Crop Management 0.5
Soil & Water Management 0.5
TOTAL POSSIBLE CCA CREDITS for poster session 2


Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSC) CEUs

AREA Day 1  Day 2
Integrated Pest Management 1 1.5
Crop Management 2 3.5
Professional Development 2 0.5
Biotechnology 0 0.5
Stewardship & Sustainability 1 0


CCSC Day 1 - December 14

CCSC Day 2 - December 15

 Please email a signed copy of each sheet to

Conference details


PDF MAC 2022 Program

PDF MAC 2022 Proceedings

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

PLENARY SESSION – Room 172 Agriculture Building

8:25    Welcome

8:30    Setting the Stage for the Plenary

8:45    Furthering 4R to Verify Sustainable Emissions Reduction
            Dr. Tom Bruulsema, Chief Scientist, Plant Nutrition Canada

9:25    Research-Validated Strategies to Achieving 30%
            Dr. Mario Tenuta, Professor, Soil Science, University of Manitoba

9:55    Coffee Break & Poster Session – Agriculture Building Atrium & Room 138

10:25  Soil Carbon Sequestration: Opportunities & Challenges 
            Dr. Benjamin Ellert, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

11:10  Carbon Farming in the Northern Great Plains: Recent Research Findings
            Dr. Mark Liebig, Research Soil Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

11:40  Funding Change - The Prairie Watersheds Climate Program 
            Mr. Dan Cox, Project Manager, Manitoba Association of Watersheds

11:50  Canola 4R Advantage: Grower Incentives for Nitrogen Management
            Mr. Chris Manchur, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada

12:00  Lunch – Room 204 Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre


1:00    Crop Diseases – Old and New
            •    Crown Rust: A Perennial Concern in Oats
                  Dr. James Menzies, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            •    Verticillium Stripe: What We Know and Don’t Know
                 Justine Cornelsen, Agronomic and Regulatory Services Manager, BrettYoung Seeds
            •    Aphanomyces Root Rot
                 Dr. Syama Chatterton, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

1:45    Unravelling the Challenges of Growing Canola: Emergence and Establishment in 2022
            Mr. Chris Manchur, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada

2:30    Coffee Break & Poster Session – Agriculture Building Atrium & Room 138

3:00    Keep Them Standing! Management Strategies to Minimize Lodging in Cereals
            Mr. Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture

3:45    Agronomist Panel - Considerations When Planning Crop Rotation
            Mr. Jason Voogt, Owner Agronomist, Field 2 Field Agronomy
            Ms. Elizabeth Karpinchick, Agronomist, Tone Ag Consulting Ltd. 
            Mr. Kory Van Damme, Owner Agronomist, Fortified Agronomy

4:30    Reception – Agriculture Building Atrium

Thursday, December 15, 2022

SOIL MANAGEMENT SESSION – Room 172 Agriculture Building

8:30    Meeting Phosphorus Needs with Struvite
            Dr. Joanne Thiessen Martens, Assistant Professor, Soil Science, University of Manitoba 

9:00    Soil Acidification Trends and Solutions
            Mr. Ryan Buetow, Cropping Systems Specialist, North Dakota State University

9:30    Nutrient Uptake Interactions in Wheat as a Function of Long-Term Rotation and Fertilization
            Dr. Miles Dyck, Professor, Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Physics, University of Alberta

10:00   Coffee Break & Poster Session – Agriculture Building Atrium & Room 138

10:30   Tires, Traction and Minimizing Compaction
             Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor & Chair, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ohio State University

11:15   Biological Potential to Meet Crop Nutritional Needs
             Dr. Barney Geddes, Assistant Professor, Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota State University 

12:00   Lunch – Room 204 Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre


1:00     Cover Crops on the Prairies
             Dr. Yvonne Lawley, Professor, Plant Science, University of Manitoba

1:30     Are Spot Sprays the Future for Pesticides?
             Dr. Tom Wolf, Owner, Agrimetrix Research & Training

2:00     Outside the Box Weed Control
             Dr. Breanne Tidemann, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2:30    Coffee Break – Agriculture Building Atrium

3:00    Using RNA Interference to Protect Crops Against Fungal Pathogens
            Dr. Mark Belmonte, Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

3:30    From an Orthopteran Overload to Sinister Sap-Suckers: Main Insect Concern in Crops in Manitoba in 2022
            Dr. John Gavloski, Entomologist, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

4:15    Closing Comments


Invited speaker guidelines

Please follow the instructions below to assist the organizing committee in preparing the Program, Abstracts, Webinar and Conference Proceedings.


Friday, November 18, 2022 Abstract
Biography, picture &, presentation title
Friday, November 25, 2022 Presentation slides
Recorded video presentation (if applicable)

Please submit required items to


  • Submit in a Word Document
  • Use Calibri, 11 size font, 1 inch margins, single spacing
  • Include title, names and affiliations of authors and email of corresponding author
  • 100-200 words in length


  • For use on MAC website and online program
  • Biography can be up to 100 words in length, following similar format as abstract
  • Picture should be headshot (high resolution JPG file 500k-1MB minimum)
  • Title needs to be approved by the Chair of the respective session


  • For download by participants during the conference and for the proceedings
  • Use simple background and colour schemes
  • Use contrasting text and background
  • Use large font, limit text on each slide
  • Use simple tables, figures and graphs (all axis labelled!)


For any speakers presenting via Zoom Webinar a recorded presentation must be submitted ahead of the conference in case of unforeseen technical problems with the live-stream. You can use Zoom web client to record your presentation (instructions here).   



Certified Crop Advisor Poster Quiz
Certified Crop Advisor Poster Quiz Answer Form


Nutrient Management

Improving In-Season Corn Nitrogen Dressing Using Canopy Sensing In Manitoba  (PDF)
Claudia Quilesfogel-Esparza, Mario Tenuta, Paul Bullock, University of Manitoba

Nutrient Uptake in Buckwheat  (PDF)
Réjean Picard, Manitoba Buckwheat Growers Association Inc.

Optimizing Nitrogen Management under Conditions of Extreme Moisture  (PDF)
Timi Ojo, John Heard, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development; Ramona Mohr, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Trevor Fraser, Paul Bullock, University of Manitoba

10 Years of Reduced vs Enhanced Rates of N and P Fertilizer  (PDF)
John Heard, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development; Adam Gurr, Agritruth Research; Don Flaten, University of Manitoba; John Breker, AgVise Laboratories

Meta-Analysis of 4R Nitrogen Management on Direct Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Croplands in Cold Climates  (PDF)
Sakshi, Xiaopeng Gao, Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba

Fertilizer Use in Manitoba: Results from the 2021 Survey  (PDF)
Ashley Ammeter, Morgan Cott, Manitoba Crop Alliance

The Effect of Cricket Frass Fertilizer on the Growth of Canola (c.v. Westar)  (PDF)
John Steadman, Xiaopeng Gao, University of Manitoba

Field Evaluation of Biological Nitrogen Fixing (BNF) Products for Non-Legumes  (PDF)
John Heard, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Soil Sampling Fields with Banded Fertilizer  (PDF)
John Heard, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Soil and Water Management

Soil Temperature as Affected by Drainage Spacing in Heavy Clay Soils of Manitoba  (PDF)
Nirmal Hari, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

A Field Study of Soil N2O Concentrations Affected by Cover Crop in the Red River Valley, Manitoba  (PDF)
Faezeh Parastesh, Xiaopeng Gao, Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba

Effect of Manure and Perennials on Soil Health Indicators in the Red River Valley  (PDF)
Jacob Kolody, Yvonne Lawley, Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba

The Wild Hydrologic Cycle of 2021 and 2022  (PDF)
Timi Ojo, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development; Muhammad Iqbal, Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks

Crop Management

Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers Resources for Farmers and Agronomists  (PDF)
Laura Schmidt, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers

Preliminary Study of Teff (Eragrostis tef): Seeding Rate and Quality Analysis  (PDF)
James Frey, Nirmal Hari, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Economic and Agronomic Performance of Emerging Cropping Systems for Western Canada  (PDF)
Ramona Mohr, Mohammad Khakbazan, Debbie McLaren, Yong Min Kim, Aaron Glenn, Maria Antonia Henriquez, Bill May, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Brian Beres, Francis Larney, Newton Lupwayi, Henry Chau, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre; Rob Gulden, University of Manitoba; Chris Willenborg, University of Saskatchewan; Terry McGonigle, Brandon University

Growth and Development of Yellow Pea and Dry Bean in Manitoba  (PDF)
Kristen MacMillan, Ishan Samaranayake, Brodie Erb, University of Manitoba

Innovation Farms Powered by AgExpert  (PDF)
Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI)

Pest Management

On-Farm Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Applications in Field Peas  (PDF)
Laura Schmidt, Leanne Koroscil, Ian Kirby, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers

The Fungicide Application Decision Support Tool (FADST) for White Mould Management in Dry Beans in Manitoba  (PDF)
Baljeet Singh, Eric Purvis, Steven Hills, Billie Bootsman, Lisa Crede, Assiniboine Community College

New Fusarium Head Blight Disease Risk Maps for the Canadian Prairies  (PDF)
T. Matengu, P. Bullock, M. Mkhabela, F. Zvomuya, D. Fernando, University of Manitoba; T. Ojo, R. Picard, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development; M. Henriquez, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; R. Avila, A. Akhavan, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Saskatchewan; M. Harding, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Development of Molecular Soil Test for Soybean Cyst Nematode in Manitoba  (PDF)
Nazanin Ghavami, Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba; Albert Tenuta, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Pratylenchus neglectus Common to the Canadian Prairies and a Parasite of Chickpea and Soybean  (PDF)
Fernanda Gouvea, Priscillar Wenyika, Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba; Syama Chatterton, Francis Larney, Tom Forge, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Development of a Disease Risk Assessment Tool for Fusarium Species  (PDF)
Rhodesia Celoy, Fouad Daayf, University of Manitoba; Ahmed Abdelmagid, Assiut University; Mohamed El-Shetehy, Tanta University

Impact of Non-target Herbicide Exposures on Potato  (PDF)
Vikram Bisht, Haider Abbas, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Residual Weed Population Shifts in Manitoba – 1978 to 2022  (PDF)
K. Brown-Livingston, S. Hladun, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development; J.Y. Leeson, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Harmonized Surveillance of Common Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus (Moq.) J.D. Sauer) as a Model of National Collaboration  (PDF)
S. Flores-Mejia, Centre de recherché sur les grains; K. Obeid, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture; J. Schnell, Canadian Food Inspection Agency; A. Picard, Laboratoire d’expertise et de diagnostic en phytoprotection; C. Kora, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Pathogenic Variability of Eight F. graminearum Isolates after Serial Passages in Wheat and Soybean Plants  (PDF)
Nadia Garma, Mohammad Sayari, Puneet Rehal, Fouad Daayf, University of Manitoba

Reduction of Resting Spores of Plasmodiophora Brassicae with Wheat and Lime  (PDF)
Sarah Drury, Bruce D. Gossen, Mary Ruth McDonald, Univeristy of Guelph, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Poster Guidelines


All faculty, graduate students and agronomic crop consultants are welcome to submit a poster.


Monday, November 14, 2022

Title and 25-word summary

Monday, November 21, 2022


Friday, December 2, 2022

Poster PDF
Five questions for CCAs

Please submit required items to


  • Submit in a Word Document
  • Use Calibri, 11 size font, 1 inch margins, single spacing
  • Include title, names and affiliations of authors and email of corresponding author
  • 100-200 words in length


Each poster presenter will have an opportunity to address the entire audience at one of four breaks during the conference.  


To allow for networking with conference participants, poster presenters are required to host a question and answer break-out session during one of the four coffee breaks. Check the conference program above and select a break you prefer to host your Q/A session. Please indicate your preference in your abstract and poster pitch submission, and we will try to accommodate the preferences on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Posters will be available to conference participants on the MAC website. Please ensure your content is legible and discernable using the following formatting requirements:

  • Submit as a PDF
  • Format for 8.5 x 11 inch paper
  • Use Calibri, font size no smaller than 10, landscape orientation, page margins no less than 1/2 inch (1.27cm)
  • Use simple tables, figures and graphs (all axis labelled) 


  • All posters will be displayed on a half-size poster board for both days. Display space per poster can be no larger than 44.5" x 44.5".


Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are offered to participants viewing the posters and completing a quiz based on the research content. If you would like your poster to be eligible for such credits (which will likely increase the traffic to your poster), please submit five multiple choice questions to John Heard (

Webinar technical details

MAC ZOOM webinar Attendee Guide

MAC ZOOM Webinar Attendee Guide

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