PROCEEDINGS 2006

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SESSION I: PLENARY SESSION - Designing Cropping Systems that Prosper in Variable Weather

A Closer Look at Weather Variability and Its Impact on Agriculture
Paul Bullock, University of Manitoba

Climate Change – Is there more variability in weather?
Jeff Andresen, Climatologist, Michigan State University

Manitoba not yielding to climate change?
Doug Wilcox, MB Agricultural Services Corporation

Changing Cropping practices in Response to Challenging Weather
Hans Kandel, University of Minnesota-Crookston

Water use and crop production: Crop sequence influences
Don Tanaka, USDA ARS-Mandan, North Dakota

Cropping systems that are working for growers
Len Loewen, Riverton, and Robert Stevenson, Kenton


SESSION II: Crop Management

Is wheat king again? High yielding wheat opportunities/realities
Mike Grenier, Canadian Wheat Board

Production of healthy meat and milk from cattle: Impact of forages, grains and oilseeds
Shannon Scott, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Best Management Practices for Producing Specialty Canola Oils
Rick Wiebe, Cargill

Green Manures: What Are They Good For, Plant Disease Control?
Mario Tenuta, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Meeting Quality Specifications for Confectionary Sunflowers
Arvel Lawson, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Typical nutrient uptake patterns of prairie crops
John Heard and David Hay, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Exposing the Mycorrhizas in Agriculture
Soleil Turmel, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba

Soybean Seeding Date Effects on Productivity
Jane Froese, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba

Harvest and Management of Solid Seeded Dry Beans
Scott Day, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives


SESSION III: Soil Fertility and Management

New Fertility Product - ESN: Controlled-Release Nitrogen for Enhanced Nitrogen Efficiency and Improved Environmental Safety
Ray Dowbenko, Agrium

Manitoba's Draft Nutrient Management Regulation
Dwight Williamson, Manitoba Water Stewardship

Future of the North American Fertilizer Industry
Gene Rurak, Westco Fertilizer

Nitrogen Behaviour under Dry Soil Conditions
Cynthia Grant, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Brandon)

Winter Wheat Fertilization: Post Ammonium Nitrate
Byron Irvine, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Brandon)

Using compost in crop production systems
Kathy Buckley, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Brandon)

SESSION IV: Pest Management

Factors Affecting Herbicide Residue - Impact of a dry year
Eric Johnson, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Scott , SK )

Preparing for a potential resurgence of bertha armyworm and wheat midge
John Gavloski, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Managing the herbicide resistance web by breaking the tight rotation cycle
Agronomist Panel - 50 min for 3 industry agronomists to share their suggestions to solving a grower scenario.
E ric Gregory - Morse Bros. Starbuck, MB
Wade Barnes - Farmer's Edge Consulting
Lyle Depauw - Agronomist - AgPro - Brandon, MB

Pesticide Drift Incidents – Who Takes Responsibility and When?
David Kaminski, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

The Changing Phase of Canola-Blackleg Populations in Western Canada: Is it Cause for Alarm or Time for Sound Management Practices to be Adopted?
Dilantha Fernando, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba

Examining Micro-Climate Effects in Field Crop Production
Andy Nadler, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, and Doug Pryor, Delta Ag Services

POSTER SUBMISSIONS

Nutrient Uptake and Partitioning by Soybeans in Manitoba
John Heard, Soils and Crops Branch, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Wheat, fusarium toxins and disease: the good, the bad and the ugly
Michelle Seow, Department of Microbiology , Xiaowei Guo and W. G. Dilantha Fernando, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba

Predicting fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol of wheat based on cropping practices, fusarium inoculum and weather conditions
Xiaowei Guo, Department of Plant Science, W. G. Dilantha Fernando, Department of Plant Science, Harry Sapirstein, Department of Food Science,and Paul Bullock, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Comparing Methodology for Assessing Mineralizable Nitrogen and Soil Organic Matter
Rigas E. Karamanos, Western Cooperative Fertilizers Limited; Tee Boon Goh, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Feral alfalfa - what role they could play in transgene movement?
Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba

Use of a Laser Profiler in Estimating the Change in Soil Roughness Following Tillage
Alex Koiter, David Lobb, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Tillage erosivity of cereal production systems in Canada
David A. Lobb, Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Sheng Li, Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Tom Yates, Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Dan Pennock, Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Jeff Braidek, Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Prevalence and Species Indentification of Root-Lesion Nematode in Potato Soils of Manitoba, Canada
Amro Mahran, Department of Plant Science, Mario Tenuta, Department of Soil Science, Tracy Shinners-Carnelley, Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural Initiatives and Fouad Daayf, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba

Effects on insect pests of treatments to induce systemic resistance in canola
Kate Bergen, Department of Entomology, W.G. Dilantha Fernando, Department of Plant Science, Neil J. Holliday, Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) Reduce Arsenic Uptake of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) in Contaminated Soil
Fardausi Akhter, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Mohammad Shahab Uddin, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Amin Uddin Mridha, Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, and Mario Tenuta, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Manitoba Soil Moisture Survey - Fall 2006 Results
Andrew Nadler, Crops Knowledge Centre, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Landscape Restoration: Increasing Crop Productivity on Severely Eroded Hilltops in Hilly Landscapes in Southwestern Manitoba
Diane Smith, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Sunflower Rust races in Manitoba, 1999-2005
Khalid Y. Rashid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden Research Station

Cropping System Influence on Crop Yields
John Heard, MAFRI; Karen Davies and Kim Jo Bliss, University of Guelph

Crop Rotation Influence on Soil Quality and Fertility
John Heard, MAFRI; Karen Davies and Kim Jo Bliss, University of Guelph

Mechanical Weed Control in Low Input Sustainable Systems
John Heard, MAFRI; Karen Davies and Kim Jo Bliss, University of Guelph


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