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Small-Seeded Broadleaf Weeds

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


In this webinar, you’ll learn about the basic ecology and science of managing a group of problematic spring annual broadleaf weeds including pigweed, lambsquarters, wild mustard and shepherd’s purse. Producers will share their stories of success (and failure) in managing these annuals.


Dr. Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Jason Peters, Agronomist, Kroeker Farms, Winkler, MB


Jess Nicksy, 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.

 Speaker Bios

Erin Silva, Ph.D.

Dr. Silva is an Associate Professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and extension program focuses on sustainable and organic cropping systems, including cover crops and cover crop-based no-till production, variety selection in organic environments, and the impact of organic management on soil biological and physical properties. Erin has launched a comprehensive organic grain training program for farmers in the upper Midwest, “OGRAIN”. Erin works closely with organic farmers and industry members both in Wisconsin and throughout the upper Midwest and serves on the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council.

 Jason Peters

 Jason is an organic agronomist for Kroeker Farms in Winkler, MB. Since starting with the company in 2014, Jason’s role has evolved into growing specialty organic grain crops such as hemp and edible beans, managing green manures, and providing support for organic potato and onion crops. Jason’s background includes an Agribusiness degree from the University of Manitoba, research work for DuPont Pioneer and significant family farm experience growing up. Jason is a member of the Board of Directors of The Manitoba Organic Alliance.


Moderator: Jessica Nicksy

Jessica Nicksy is an M.Sc. student in the Natural Systems Agriculture lab at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on alternative amendments that close nutrient cycles between urban and rural landscapes by diverting nutrients in food and human waste from landfill and the environment back onto farms. She comes from Mississauga, ON and completed an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering before working on several organic vegetable farms and running her own for two years. Her growing experience spurred her interest in how we use, lose, and cycle nutrients in food systems.









November 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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