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Getting on with Growing –  Vigilance in Crop Care

Schedule

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (All Times in Saskatchewan Time) 

Now that the season is underway, what pressures are you facing? We’ll talk to experts about emerging issues and opportunities in the field, ways to be more efficient with inputs and how to get the most out of your season.    

8:55 to 9:00 am 
Welcome to Getting on with Growing – Vigilance in Crop Care 

Laura Rance-Unger, Vice President of Content for Glacier FarmMedia, sets the stage for the June 23 digital event day with an overview about what's on the agenda for today's event. Listen in for special announcements for contests that give all attendees a chance to win exciting and useful products for your farm, plus ways you can help fundraise for a couple of important partners! 

9:00 - 9:45 am   
Variable Rate & Precision Ag: Think About Your Thinking 

As one of the pioneers of variable rate agronomy on the prairies, Dennis Bulani discusses what he has learned about zone management over the years. He will discuss the opportunities and obstacles of implementing variable rate agronomy on your farm. 

9:45 to 10:00 am 
xarvio™: Simply Smarter Crop Protection 

When it comes to vigilance in crop care, xarvio Digital Farming Solutions has you and your fields covered. Today, we’ll be showing you how xarvio FIELD MANAGER uses cutting-edge digital farming solutions to get you better returns:  

•  Gives an accurate prediction of optimal spraying windows on a field-by-field basis   

•  Helps you identify and spray only the zones in your fields where there is economic benefit  

•  Optimizes your ROI by focusing on the zones with the greatest economic return   

•  Alerts you to diseases and changes in risk status   

Plus, get high frequency images of every field, every week regardless of cloud cover and other tools to help you maximize your growth potential. If you’re interested in stopping by our session, we’ll also be making a $5 donation to 4-H Canada for each and every person who attends.   

10:00 to 10:45 am   
Revising the Crop Nutrient Uptake and Removal Guidelines for Western Canada 

Fran Walley, Professor in the Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, and the Associate Dean (Academic) in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, will share more on this important project that aims to revise crop macro- and micronutrient uptake and removal guidelines for 14 crops grown in Western Canada, based on samples collected from commercial fields across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  

10:45 to 11:00 am 
Coffee Break

Join our virtual Coffee Shop to catch up face-to-face in a video or audio call with others. You can also take this time to visit sponsors' virtual booths and be on the look out for specials exclusive to attendees! 

11:00 to 11:30 am 
New Utrisha™ N Nutrient Efficiency Biostimulant from Corteva Agriscience 

Learn about Corteva Agriscience’s NEW foliar applied nutrient efficiency biostimulant, Utrisha™ N, and how it can provide your cereal, canola, corn & soybean crops with a constant flow of nitrogen, throughout the crop cycle. 

11:30 to 11:45 am 
What’s New in Fungicides from Bayer 

Join this Bayer sponsored session hosted by Brett Brooks, Digital Integration Specialist. This session features the newest fungicides from Bayer including Proline® GOLD, the latest innovative fungicide in the fight against sclerotinia, as well as new TilMOR™ fungicide and Prosaro® PRO fungicide for cereals. Next, join the FieldView team to discover how to conduct fungicide trials on your own farm. The FieldView platform lets you see the bigger picture with easy-to-use field data management and allows you to visualize data layers to help you better evaluate your crop’s performance.  

11:45 am - 12:00 pm 
2021 Field of STARS Campaign – Help STARS Be There for the Next Patient 

Join us to see what the 2021 Field of STARS presented by Bayer campaign will entail this year in partnership with Ag in Motion. Hear from STARS President & CEO, Andrea Robertson, the Field of STARS Chairman, Dan Aberhart, our allies OK Tire and Bayer, and from Very Important Patient, Brody Richardson. Be a part of the Agriculture community coming together for STARS! Learn more at fieldofstarsevent.ca.

12:00 to 12:30 pm 
North American Market Update and Hedging Interest Rate Risk 

Global interest rate, commodity and equity markets have experienced significant volatility since the beginning of the 2020 as a result of COVID-19, unprecedented monetary policy from Central Banks and record fiscal stimulus from Governments. Jon Jonsson and Quinn Durrant from RBC’s Derivative Solutions Group will be providing Ag in Motion with a North American market update and recap some of the key drivers behind the evolution of the Canadian interest rate environment. In addition to this, Jon and Quinn will also provide forward looking interest rate guidance based on RBC’s forecasts and general market views. Lastly, the RBC team will be highlighting recent transactions in the agriculture space that have allowed our clients to hedge their interest rate risk through the use of the fixed rate flexible financing solutions. 

12:30 to 1:00 pm 
MarketsFarm Western Canadian Markets Discussion 

Experts from MarketsFarm will discuss the latest happenings in the markets. Hear what to watch for in the coming weeks in weather and the markets. 

Get Ready for Seeding with Bayer and Climate FieldView™ 
SeedGrowth® specialist Gustavo Barahona talks to industry pros for tips on mixing your seed treatment, treating your seed and best practices for storage. Plus, Andrew Elgersma and Troy Prosofsky from Climate Fieldview™ give helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for setting up your virtual farm and help you get the most value out of your data this season. 


Seeds for the Prairies 
SeedNet has a diverse lineup of exclusive seed varieties, including cereals, pulses, special crops and hybrid fall rye. In this session, five current seed varieties will be discussed, along with two available varieties this fall. One of the SeedNet members, Greg Stamp, will present the agronomic traits and what to expect when growing the related variety. 


Succeeding with Granular Herbicides 
With the rise in herbicide resistance, proven chemistry like Edge, Avadex and Fortress are starting to make a comeback in weed management strategies.  This session will provide information on gauging field conditions prior to application, best management practices on how to apply these products, as well as touch on when liquid formulations are able to be used instead of a granular product. 


A Conversation with MarketsFarm Experts 
Want the latest market outlook to inform your buying and selling decisions? Join experts from MarketsFarm to hear what you need to know. 


How to Use My In-Field IoT Devices and Solutions for Wheat Seeding and Planting Operations 
Learn how to use in-field IoT devices and solutions to improve wheat seeding and emergence for successful crop establishment with METOS Canada. 


Currently available: 

Keeping Blackleg at Bay 
Blackleg is one of canola’s most persistent yield robbers still lurking in Prairie fields. How do you avoid giving this pervasive pathogen an easy path to your profits? Under the right conditions, it’s capable of pouncing on your crop before you even know it’s there. There is growing evidence to suggest that the cracks in genetic resistance are widening, leaving producers increasingly vulnerable to yield losses. 

Managing Fertility to Maximize Hybrid Corn Potential 
Join Dr. Don Flaten for a discussion on optimum nitrogen fertilizer management strategies for modern corn hybrids in Manitoba. Don will discuss the results of a recent corn fertilization project that addressed 4R Nutrient Stewardship for nitrogen fertilization of modern corn hybrids in Manitoba: applying the right rate, at the right source, in the right place, and at the right time. 

Dry Bean Agronomy Update 
Tune in to hear from Kristen MacMillan, research agronomist-in-residence at the University of Manitoba, on the latest results and insights on these dry bean production practices.  

The Complex Take Behind Root Rot in Peas 
Dr. Syama Chatterton, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Plant Pathologist, will provide on update on her current research on pea root rot. The presentation will highlight the major pathogens involved, the key aspects of their life cycles that contribute to disease, and lessons learned from field trials aimed at evaluating management options for pea root rot. 

Putting Soybeans to Work on Your Farm 
Join Kristen MacMillan, M.Sc., P.Ag., CCA, for this update on soybean agronomy and the latest results from the soybean and pulse agronomy research program at the University of Manitoba. Topics will include optimum soybean seeding dates and seed depth, the impact of iron deficiency chlorosis on yield and the relative importance of environment and management practices on soybean yield and quality. 

A New Engine for Prairie Wheat Research 
Lauren Comin discusses strength in numbers: how the CWRC gives producers a say in research. The session will cover the genesis of the multi-million dollar “core breeding agreements”, which ensure the stable delivery of superior genetics to the farm, including how decisions are made and how funding is allocated. 


Speakers presented by Ag in Motion

Dennis Bulani, BSc.Ag, P.Ag
Owner & CEO, Rack Petroleum

Presentation: Variable Rate & Precision Ag: Think About Your Thinking 

Overview: As one of the pioneers of variable rate agronomy on the prairies, Dennis Bulani discusses what he has learned about zone management over the years. He will discuss the opportunities and obstacles of implementing variable rate agronomy on your farm. 

Profile: Dennis Bulani obtained a degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan focusing on Animal Science and nutrition with a minor in Agriculture Economics. With over 30 years of experience in Canadian Agriculture, Dennis has had the opportunity to learn and teach across North America and Russia and continues to be sought out for his agronomic and business advice. Dennis is a strong believer in screening agriculture production systems with relevant data to ensure accurate decision making. 


Fran Walley, Ph.D.
Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan 

Presentation: Revising the Crop Nutrient Uptake and Removal Guidelines for Western Canada 

Overview: For many years, agronomists have used the Canadian Fertilizer Institute Nutrient Uptake and Removal guidelines for estimating fertilizer requirements to match and balance crop requirements with nutrient removal. These guidelines have been revised and updated over the years with most of the revisions based on the data collected several years ago from research plots. There is a need to update the data to ensure that the guidelines reflect current crop varieties and yields, fertilizer application rates and crop management practices in farm fields. Additionally, data regarding micronutrient uptake and removal is needed.  

Fran Walley, Professor in the Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, and the Associate Dean (Academic) in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, will share more on this important project that aims to revise crop macro- and micronutrient uptake and removal guidelines for fourteen crops grown in Western Canada, based on samples collected from commercial fields across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Research partners include Fran Walley and Rich Farrell, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba; Lyle Cowell, Nutrien Ag Solutions; and John Heard, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. 

Profile: Fran Walley is a Professor in the Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, and the Associate Dean (Academic) in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Much of Fran’s research focuses on soil nutrient availability, which ties into her work in the area of soil testing for improved nutrient fertilizer use efficiency. Fran also works in the area of pulse crop fertility and production, with an emphasis on N fixation and the development of effective inoculation strategies, including the application and use of arbuscular mycorrhizal and biocontrol inoculants in pulse crop systems. Fran is keenly interested in sustainability and both her research and teaching at the University reflect her interests in protecting our key resource – the soil. 


Win with Bayer!

WIN with New Proline® GOLD Fungicide  

New Proline® GOLD fungicide delivers outstanding protection in higher disease pressure situations against sclerotinia, the most serious canola disease. Two highly effective active ingredients work in synergy to give you excellent contact and systemic protection disease protection for exceptional yield potential.  

Register for FREE to attend the Ag in Motion digital event on June 23, then watch for details on how to participate to get a chance to win four jugs (160 acres) of NEW Proline GOLD fungicide valued at $3,700!