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Canada Thistle

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Manitoba organic producers rank Canada thistle as the biggest problem weed on their farms. Dr. Carr will share lessons from a new large multi-state project working with organic producers to identify the most effective management strategies for perennial weeds such as Canada thistle.


Dr. Patrick Carr, Superintendent and Associate Professor of Cropping Systems, Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center, near Moccasin MT


Anne Kirk, Cereals Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development, Carman, MB

Register here for one, two or five webinars and tune in from the comfort of your own home during your lunch hour. Each webinar is $10. Save $10 by registering for all five.

The series will use the Government of Manitoba’s GOTOWEBINAR platform. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to participate.


Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Additional sponsorship is provided by FCC, MASC and Weed Surfer.

Speaker Bios

Patrick Carr, Ph.D.

 Dr. Carr is superintendent and Associate Professor of Cropping Systems at the Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center near Moccasin in the central part of the state. Prior to that, he was a research professor at the North Dakota State University, Dickinson Research Extension Center in southwestern North Dakota. He directed organic and conventional research programs while in North Dakota and does the same thing in Montana. Dr. Carr was the first (and only) chair of the Organic Management Systems Division in the American Society of Agronomy and, more recently, leader of the Organic Management Systems Community within the same professional organization. Dr. Carr was awarded the Organic Achievement Award by that community in 2019, and the Friend of the Farmer Award by the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society in 2007. He and several colleagues at Montana State University, North Dakota State University, Washington State University, Flathead Valley Community College, and the USDA Agricultural Research Center, along with farmer partners across three states, are collaborating in an effort to develop effective control strategies for both Creeping thistle and Field bindweed in organic systems.  

Moderator: Anne Kirk

 Anne has a master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Manitoba and joined the Manitoba Government as the Cereal Crop Specialist in 2015. Prior to joining the Department, Anne was the Participatory Plant Breeding Coordinator in the Natural Systems Agriculture Lab at the University of Manitoba. In her work at the U of Manitoba, Anne initiated a farmer-participatory “Conservation Agriculture” program in Zimbabwe, where she engaged small-holder farmers in on-farm innovation. Anne is also an organic farmer and a member of the Board of Directors of The Manitoba Organic Alliance.











December 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Manitoba Organic Alliance
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