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Green and Yellow Foxtail
December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$10.00
Also known as wild millet, bottle grass, or pigeon grass, this annual is found on almost every farm in MB. Learn the latest science and practice for managing these weeds.
Dr. Robert Gulden, Professor, Weed Ecology and Management, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Ian Grossart, Farmer, Howpark Farms, Brandon Hills, MB
Myra Van Die, M.Sc. student, Natural Systems Agriculture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 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.
Robert Gulden, Ph.D.
Rob Gulden is a Professor at the University of Manitoba in Weed Ecology and Management. He received a master’s degree working on nitrogen fixation from the University of Manitoba, a Ph.D. focussing on volunteer canola from the University of Saskatchewan and worked as a post-doc in corn-soybean systems at the University of Guelph before joining the University of Manitoba in 2007. Rob’s current research concentrates on weed and crop biology and development of weed and crop management strategies that minimize the effect of weeds on crop production while reducing the reliance on pesticides. His areas of expertise include agronomy, crop production, applied crop and weed ecology, crop-weed-microbe interactions, and biostatistics.
Ian runs Howpark Farms with his wife Linda and son Zach. The farm, located in the scenic Brandon Hills, has been in Ian’s family since 1879. Ian and Linda transitioned the farm to organic in 1999. They have added fencing and watering infrastructure on all fields to facilitate the integration of cash crops of wheat, flax and oats with their grass-finished beef operation. All fields are cycled through perennial and annual mixes that support grazing, nitrogen fixation and numerous other ecosystem functions.
Moderator: Myra Van Die
Myra Van Die recently completed her M.Sc. in the Natural Systems Agriculture Lab at the University of Manitoba. Her project focused on the use of annual forages for grass-fed livestock production and for crop-livestock integration. Prior to returning to school to study agriculture, Myra worked as a water resources engineer at a conservation authority in Ontario. Myra grew up on a hobby beef farm in Ontario and has always had a keen interest in the interactions of agriculture and natural systems.