If you are looking for the latest developments in soils and crop issues in agriculture—and technical details are something you never get enough of—this may just be your kind of thing.
The Soils and Crops Conference taking place at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan on March 2 and 3 promises to quench your thirst for knowledge.
Adrian Johnston, Northern Great Plains Director with the Potash and Phosphate Institute of Canada (PPIC) in Saskatoon, helped to organize this year's program.
“This is an event that we put on annually with the assistance of the Extension Division at the University of Saskatchewan," he says. "It is intended mostly for researchers and agricultural practitioners in the field, and it is a great opportunity for graduate students to deliver research papers, but it is certainly open to the agricultural producer community as well. Many of the presentations will have practical applications that crops advisors can take home; others will set the direction for future research on soils and crops in the years to come. It is basically an update on crops and soils research and development activities in Saskatchewan.”
The format of the conference is typical of the academic milieu, with 20-minute concurrent presentations on anything from forage opportunities, fertilizer futures and organic trials, to the search for new herbicide chemistries or strategies to improve crop recovery of manure nutrients.
“We also have some invited speakers who are allocated half-hour sessions. They will include experts like Penny Pearse, the Provincial Plant Disease Specialist at Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food (SAF), and Les Bohrson, a senior agrologist with SAF who works with irrigation resources.”
There are also people likeSaskatoon commodity analyst Larry Webber who will share his perspectives on farm income and returns.
The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) and the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) programs recognize this event as a professional development opportunity.
The registration form can be downloaded here.
To register, call: (306) 966-5539.