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Crops Winter Webinars

By Ashley Kaminski, PAg, CCA, Crops Extension Specialist, Humboldt

Each year the crops extension specialists host a series of webinars that cover agronomic topics relevant for the upcoming growing season. We bring in our provincial specialists, Agri-ARM sites, external researchers, and other guest speakers to host engaging events that encourage conversation and questions from viewers.

This year we have eight exciting webinars for you to take part in. All our webinars will be recorded and available for viewing after, in case you need to go back and review information or want to share with a friend or coworker. Participants that join the live event will be eligible to earn CCA credits.

Here is a list of upcoming webinars you can register for:

2023 Saskatchewan Insect and Disease Pest Survey Update

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Alireza Akhavan, Provincial Disease Specialist and James Tansey, Provincial Insect/Vertebrate Specialist will discuss results from the 2023 Pest Surveys and what they mean for the 2024 growing season.

Register for the 2023 Saskatchewan Insect and Disease Pest Survey Update webinar


Managing Kochia in 2024

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This webinar will focus on management strategies for kochia in Saskatchewan and highlight recent research on this resilient weed with resistance to an increasing number of herbicide groups. Shaun Sharpe, Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, will discuss recent research focused on kochia as well as present on the history of harvest weed seed destruction. We’ll also hear from Ken Wall, Grow Team Advisor with Federated Co-op LTD, and Alanna Jonson, Agri-Environmental Specialist, who have insight on other kochia management strategies and explain programming that’s available to producers through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Register for the Managing Kochia in 2024 webinar


Grasshopper Management Going into 2024

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

This will be an in-depth webinar on all things grasshoppers. Bring your questions with you as we’ll have James Tansey, Provincial Insect/Vertebrate Specialist and John Gavloski, Entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, with us to be technical experts. Covering everything from lifecycle, migration patterns, history of pesticide use on grasshoppers, to control tips for the 2024 growing season. Shannon Chant, Crops Extension Specialist, will introduce the grasshopper lifecycle.

Register for the Grasshopper Management Going into 2024 webinar.


Home Grown Research: Fertilizer Management

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This webinar series highlights research done at various Agriculture Applied Research Management (Agri-ARM) locations that conduct producer-directed research and demonstrations across Saskatchewan. Our webinar on Fertilizer Management will cover trials that encompass various fertilizer placements, sources and micronutrient use in different crops.

Register for the Home Grown Research: Fertilizer Management webinar


Home Grown Research: Alternative Cropping

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Our Home Grown Research webinar series highlights research done at the various Agri-ARM sites throughout the province that conduct producer-directed research and demonstrations. Our webinar on Alternative Cropping will cover trials that incorporate cover cropping, intercropping, dry bean agronomy and the use of forages in cropping rotations.

Register for the Home Grown Research: Alternative Cropping webinar


Home Grown Research: Cereal Update

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Our Home Grown Research webinar series highlights research done at the various Agri-ARM sites throughout the province that conduct producer-directed research and demonstrations. Our Cereal Update webinar will cover trials on managing different barley varieties, plant growth regulators on cereals, seeding dates and rates of wheat, as well as various on-farm projects.

Register for the Home Grown Research: Cereal Update webinar


A Practical Approach to 4R Nutrient Management

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

This webinar focuses on how producers can use 4R Nutrient Management practically on their farm. We will hear from Blake Weiseth, Director of Research & Demonstration at Discovery Research Farm, on how to dial in the 4Rs of phosphorus with use of technology and Lyle Cowell, Senior Agronomist with Nutrien Canada Wholesale, who will discuss and clarify realistic 4R methods on the farm.

Register for the A Practical Approach to 4R Nutrient Management webinar


Soil Sampling Principles and Analysis Methods

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Join guest speakers Dr. Jeff Schoenau and Dr. Derek Peak with the University of Saskatchewan to discuss why soil sampling is an important practice to implement on farm and go over fundamentals when it comes to interpreting soil sample analysis reports. We will also review the basics of different methods of soil sample analysis that are available to agronomists and producers through various commercial platforms, so they understand how their results are being achieved.

Register for the Soil Sampling Principles and Analysis Methods webinar

For more information on the crops webinars, contact your regional crops extension specialist or call the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377. Previously recorded webinars are available online.

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