Date: November 13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: MNP Hall A & B, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB
Cost: $75/person or $120/two people from the same farm
Yvonne Lawley Ph. D. , Researcher at the University of Manitoba focusing on soybean and corn agronomy, cover crops, and plant and soil interactions. Yvonne is currently conducting a farmer of the cover crops used in Manitoba while conducting on-farm trials on cover crops. Yvonne will provide an introduction to the subject, including the ways in which cover crops can play a role in improving water management, reducing diseases while decreasing costs through nitrogen fixation
Lee Briese, M. Sc. Lee brings experience with several years as a crop consultant with Centrol, Inc., serving 46 growers with over 85,000 acres. His desire to continue to improve his value to clients, community and agriculture have led him to the Doctor of Plant Health program.
Syama Chatterton Ph. D., Agriculture & Agr-Food Canada Research Scientist focused on plant pathology for pulse and special crops. Syama will talk about avoiding diseases like root rot in rotations that contain pulses.
Yvonne Lawley Ph. D. , Researcher at the University of Manitoba focusing on soybean and corn agronomy, cover crops, and plant and soil interactions. Yvonne will talk about how specific cover crops can be used to address issues such as too much or too little water, nitrogen or phosphorous deficiency, etc.
What problems are you trying to solve?
How do you use cover crops in your rotation?
How are you growing cover crops? (In the fall? In strips or whole field? In multi-species mixes?)
Scott Chalmers is a Diversifications Specialist for Manitoba Agriculture working on relay cropping. Relay crops may offer advantages like a cover crop but may make better use of the time and resources during a short growing season. Scott will present his experience in applied crop research and with surrounding progressive farmers with a number of relay crops that act like cover crops.
Which cover crops are you using to build fertility?
Why have you chosen those crops?
Where do you put them in your rotation?
How do you use cover crops in your organic crop rotation?
How are you selecting the right cover crops for nitrogen fixing?
Event Contact: Dana Penrice
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