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Canola Day at Manitoba Ag Days

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us on the Tuesday morning of Manitoba Ag Days for Canola Day.

9:15 AM Canola yields getting you down? Use Blackleg Race ID testing to select hybrids

Justine Cornelsen, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada @cornelsenccc

Blackleg continues to be one of the ‘big three’ plant diseases to rob yield from Canadian canola crops.  The NEW blackleg race test is an additional tool to use with best management practices (BMPs) for the disease.  Find out how to properly use blackleg race ID information and why resistant varieties need agronomic support. Join me to find out what the number one yield robber is in Western Canada.


9:45 AM Measuring the Dollars and Cents of Harvest Loss

Angela Brackenreed, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada @brackenreedccc

What is the economic impact of canola harvest losses to your farm?  To all of Western Canada?  We will discuss how to measure, quantify, and reduce these losses for better yields and economic returns.


10:15 AM Clubroot – what we all really need to know!

Dan Orchard, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada @orchardccc

John Guelly, Director, Alberta Canola Producers Association @WheatGeerJJ

Michael Weir, Agronomist, Pioneer Hi-Bred @Mjweirsy

Join us to learn how growers and agronomists can use research findings, Alberta’s experience and knowledge to manage and minimize the impact of clubroot in a Manitoba rotation.  How to mitigate the risk of introduction, how to minimize the spread of clubroot once it arrives, and how to manage affected areas and fields. Also find out how to cope with the stigma of having clubroot and how to manage your rotation once clubroot is a part of it.


11:15 AM Smart Business strategies to capture the market – 5 tips to increase your bottom line

David Derwin, Commodity Portfolio Manager, PI Financial Corp.

Learn about futures & options hedging strategies to take advantage of basis levels, earn the carrying charges from storage opportunities, benefit from commodity price spreads and diversify marketing decisions.


January 22, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Keystone Centre
1175 18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A7C5 Canada
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