On-Farm Research


PROGRAM AGENDA

Wednesday, December 11th

8:00   Registration
Foyer outside of Agriculture Auditorium
Room 172, Agriculture Bldg.
8:25   Welcome
Dr. Don Flaten, Professor, University of Manitoba
8:30   Introduction
Mr. John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
8:45   Data to Decisions: Experiences, Guidelines and Technologies for Successful On-Farm Research
Ms. Laura Thompson, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9:30   Practical On-Farm Research: Why and How
Dr. Robert Nielsen, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
10:15   Coffee BreakRoom 134 & Atrium, Agriculture Bldg.
Poster SessionRoom 138, Agriculture Bldg.
10:45   A Manitoba Perspective: On-Farm Research Across Time and Space
Ms. Megan Bourns, On-Farm Network Agronomist, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers
11:15   Industry Successes in On-Farm Research: Harnessing the Power of Peer Group Research
Ms. Jennifer Sabourin, Research Manager, Antara Ag

Industry Partnerships for Successful On-Farm Research
Mr. Harold Brown, Technical Service Specialist, BASF
Mr. Ian Cook, Field Advisor, Enns Brothers
11:45   Next Steps in On-Farm Research Training
Mr. John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
12:00   Lunch
Room 204, Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre
1:00   Biologicals: Emerging Technologies for Canadian Growers
Dr. John Kruse, Chief Technology Officer, PlantResponse Biotech, Inc.
1:35   SCN: How Much Did You Contribute?
Mr. John Wilson, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:15   Corn Responses to Harsh Conditions
Dr. Robert Nielsen, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University
2:40   Coffee Break - Room 134 & Atrium, Agriculture Bldg.
Poster Session
- Room 138 Agriculture Bldg.
3:00   Pod-Shatter Ratings and How They Work
Dr. Chad Koscielny, Research Scientist, Corteva
Mr. Lorne Grieger, Assistant Vice President, Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute
3:30   Plant Stand Targets and Being Confident in Your Decision
Moderator: Mr. Dane Froese, Oilseed Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

Panel:
Mr. Brendan Blight, Agronomist, Claims Services, Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation
Ms. Amber Knaggs, Agronomist, Shur-Gro Farm Services
Mr. Rejean Picard, Farm Production Advisor, Manitoba Agriculture
4:10   Beer and Pretzel Reception - Agriculture Atrium

  Thursday, December 12th

8:30   4R P Fertilizer Managment in the Northern Great Plains: A Review
Dr. Cindy Grant, Retired Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
9:15   Manure's Short and Long Term Fertility Value: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Dr. Don Flaten, Professor, University of Manitoba
9:45   Research Updates to Soil Fertility Guidelines in Manitoba
Mr. John Heard, Soil Fertility Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
10:15   Coffee Break - Room 134 & Atrium, Agriculture Bldg.
Poster Session - Room 138, Agriculture Bldg.
10:45   "Trusting the Data": Proactive Use of Soil Moisture Information in Western Canada
Mr. Ryan Hutchison, Integrated Solutions Manager, South Country Equipment
11:15   Helping Farmers Make Agronomy-Based Equipment Choices
Moderator: Mr. Curtis Cavers, Agronomist, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Panel:
Mr. Kevin Thompson, Agronomist, 360 Ag Consulting
Ms. Nicolea Dow, Farmer, Ronald Farms Inc.
Mr. Jeff Strukoff, Corporate Agronomist, Bourgault Industries Ltd.
12:00   Lunch
Room 204, Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre
1:00   Set Goals, Work to Achieve Them - The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program
Mr. Larry Buss, Farmer, Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program
1:45   Oats from Farm to Table: Changing Agronomy Practices to Meet Consumer Expectations
Dr. Tom Rabaey, Senior Research Agronomist, General Mills
2:30   Coffee Break - Room 134 & Atrium, Agriculture Bldg.
Poster Session - Room 138, Agriculture Bldg.
2:50   2020 Predictions - Reviewing the Big Five Insect Threats of 2019
Dr. John Gavloski, Entomologist, Manitoba Agriculture
3:20   Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds: A Focus on Waterhemp
Moderator: Ms. Tammy Jones, Weeds Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

Panel:
Mr. Rich Anderson, AgSolutions Retail Representative, BASF
Mr. Greg Laplante, Crop Consultant, GL Crop Consulting
4:10   Official Closing

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