canolaPALOOZA returns to the the Lacombe Research & Development Centre on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
canolaPALOOZA is hosted by Alberta Canola, the Canola Council of Canada and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
There really is nothing like canolaPALOOZA – with over 100 experts spread across more than 25 learning stations there really is AN EXPERT ANSWER FOR EVERY CANOLA QUESTION
The event is free to attend, and you set your own schedule as you visit the learning stations of your choice – and all at your own pace
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
You are still welcomed to attend… but you will need to register at the site, and please be patient when you arrive. More than 800 people pre-registered.
From Southern Alberta? – there’s a Farming Smarter paloozaBUS coming from Lethbridge – get the details & signup
From the Westlock-Barrhead-Stony Plain area – there is a Gateway Research paloozaBUS – get the details and signup
Mackenzie County residents – catch a ride with the MARA in there paloozaVAN – get the details
2018 LEARNING STATIONS AND SPEAKERS
This list of researchers and agronomic specialists from across Canada will continue to expand and we will be adding more learning stations and including details for each of them – so check back often!
STAND ESTABLISHMENT – learn about how TSW should impact your seeding rates, and what your optimal plant density could be.
- Autumn Barnes, Canola Council of Canada
- Matthew Bernard, Saskatchewan Agriculture
- Larry Michielsen, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Greg Semach, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Kristina Polziehn, Axiom Agronomy
- Sheldon Toews, Bayer CropScience
CANOLA FERTILITY – look for damage in our demonstration plots and discuss options for managing seed-placed fertilizer in canola.
- Warren Ward, Canola Council of Canada
- Thomas Jensen, International Plant Nutrition Institute
- Ray Dowbenko, Nutrien
- Wes Anderson, Mosaic Company
- Doon Pauly, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
BLACKLEG – learn how to best use blackleg resistance genes to protect the long-term profitability of canola on your farm.
- Justine Cornelsen, Canola Council of Canada
- Ralph Lange, Innotech Alberta
- Kim Kenward, 20/20 Seed Labs
SCLEROTINIA – look at new research that explores the European practice of bud-stage fungicide application and learn about sclerotinia prediction tools.
- Kelly Turkington, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Mike Harding, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Kevin Zaychuk, 20/20 Seed Labs
- Noryne Rauhaula, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Jackie Bussan, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
CLUBROOT – does pH play a role in clubroot infestations, after all? Ask world-class experts about your options for managing or preventing clubroot on your farm.
- Dan Orchard, Canola Council of Canada
- Sheau-Fang Hwang, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Bruce Gossen, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Mary Ruth McDonald, University of Guelph
- Victor Manolii, University of Alberta
- Nicole Fox, University of Alberta
- Brittany Hennig, University of Alberta
- George Turnbull, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Keisha Hollman, University of Alberta
- Leo Galindo González, University of Alberta
VERTICILLIUM – learn how to identify verticillium in your canola and check out recent maps of where this new disease has been found in the prairies.
- Clint Jurke, Canola Council of Canada
- Christina Eynck, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
INSECT PESTS – cabbage seedpod weevil (CSPW) was traditionally a southern Alberta pest but it has been pushing its boundaries and has recently been found as far north as Lacombe. Learn about CSPW and flea beetle management and update yourself on new survey plans for your area.
- Keith Gabert, Canola Council of Canada
- Scott Meers, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Shelley Barkley, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
BENEFICIALS IN THE FIELD – learn about the many beneficial organisms- from predators & parasites to the viruses & bacteria that control pests for free.
- Jennifer Otani, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Vincent Hervet, University of Toronto
- Patty Reid, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Meghan Vankosky, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Shelby Dufton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Kevin Floate, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Sherrie Benson, University of Alberta
- Jess Vickruck, University of Calgary
- Giselle Bezanson, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Sunil Shivananjappa, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
BEES & POLLINATORS – learn about the sweet relationship between canola and all pollinators, including how commercial beekeepers are working with farmers in a mutually beneficial partnership.
- Gregory Sekulic, Canola Council of Canada
- Lee Townsend, TPLR Honey Farms
- Lora Morandin, Pollinator Partnership Canada
PRE-SEED WEED CONTROL – is it time to mix-up your pre-seeding weed control strategy? Learn from the experts and explore different cultural and chemical pre-seed weed control options.
- Bob Blackshaw, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (Retired)
- Laurel Perrott-Thompson, Lakeland College
- Sonia Matichuk, FMC Agricultural Solutions
- Graham Collier, NuFarm
- Bruce MacKinnon, BASF
CANOLA HARVEST MANAGEMENT – get an exclusive sneak peek at the new Combine Optimization Tool, a web-based tool to adjust your combine during harvest, plus talk to the experts about whether swathing or straight cutting is right for you.
- Angela Brackenreed, Canola Council of Canada
- Shawn Senko, Canola Council of Canada
- Nathan Gregg, Prairie Agricultural Research Institute
- Daryl Tuck, Straight Cutting Canola Producer
REDUCED TILLAGE AND SOIL HEALTH – the benefits of reducing your tillage can be found below the surface as well in the savings in fuel, manpower and equipment hours. Stop by this station to discuss solutions to agronomic issues that don’t involve disturbing the soil
- Rob Dunn, FarmWise Inc.
- Peter Gamache, Past Manager of the Reduced Tillage LINKAGES program
NEW: AgraBot, the OPEN SOURCE DIY AUTONOMOUS TRACTOR –
Come see what’s being developed in Free and Open Source software called AgOpenGPS for Precision Agriculture. Auto Steer, Section control, and Autonomous Ag Vehicles for minimum cost that can be built at home. Watch how to set up a field and then see a tractor complete that field all on its own. Let’s learn about today’s technology and the possibilities and potential of open source for the future.
Read more about this AgOpenGPS: https://www.producer.com/2018/03/farmer-develops-tractor-control/
Also see YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FarmerBrianTee/videos
- Brian Tischler – Farmer, Tinkerer, and a passion for Farmers Helping Farmers
WEEDit DEMO – demonstrations of the weed-IT will run throughout the day. Check out how it uses chlorophyll detection technology to minimize chemical usage. www.weed-it.com
- Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix Research & Training
- Andreas Mellema, WEEDit
HARRINGTON SEED DESTRUCTOR – see how this innovative addition to a combine can process chaff to ‘destruct’ weed seeds. www.ihsd.com
- Charles Geddes, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Louis Molnar, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
AERIAL IMAGERY – so you have a drone, but what are you doing with the images or video you are capturing. Stop by this station to learn what you can do with the images you are capturing.
- Markus Weber, LandView Drones Inc.
- Adrian Moens, AJM Seeds Ltd.
110 YEARS OF WEATHER DATA – back by popular demand… learn what the trends are in temperature and precipitation averages and extremes. Are the trends favourable for crop production?
- Murray Hartman, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
WINTER WHEAT – winter wheat experts will focus on the benefits of including this crop into a sustainable cropping system. Listen to our Western Winter Wheat Initiative team discuss the value of seed treatments, seeding rates, and new varieties for the 2018 season. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure!
- Janine Paly, Western Winter Wheat Initiative
- Monica Klaas, Western Winter Wheat Initiative
- Brian Beres, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
PULSE CROPS – The Alberta Pulse Growers station includes peas and faba beans and will showcase agronomy related to disease and insect pests. Come on out to learn more about profitable pulses, the crops that put the N in your soil and keep the dollars in your pocket!
- Robyne Bowness Davidson, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- John Kowalchuk, Alberta Pulse Growers
- Nevin Rosaasen, Alberta Pulse Growers
- Jenn Walker, Alberta Pulse Growers
- Jagroop Kahlon, Alberta Pulse Growers
WHEAT – visit the Alberta Wheat Commission for information on fertility management in new wheat varieties.
- Sheri Strydhorst, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Brian Kennedy, Alberta Wheat Commission
CANOLA OIL – Local and global markets – As a grower you definitely know how to grow, feed and harvest your way to a maximum yield canola crop. However, can you tell your city cousins what happens to your canola after you deliver it to the crush plant? What are other uses for canola and canola products? There are at least two dozen novel uses and one involves an airplane.
If you want answers to these and many other consumer-oriented questions stop by our booth and play Plinko. Come over to the consumer side – we have popcorn. Seriously, we will be serving popcorn. … plus learn about all the places in the world that Canada exports canola and canola oil to.
- Bruce Jowett, Canola Council of Canada
- Tanya Pidsadowski, Alberta Canola
- Brooke Hames, Alberta Canola
TEAM ALBERTA – Advancing Policy On Behalf Of Alberta’s Crop Sector – Come and have your fortune told and unlock what Ag Policy beholds! See what the future has in store for various issues affecting your farm: Transportation (Bill C-49), Trade (NAFTA, CPTPP, CETA), Crop Protection Products (Neonics, Matador), Sustainability (Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool, Environmental Farm Plan), and Labour (Ag Coalition, Employment Standards, Temporary Foreign Worker Program).
- Karla Bergstrom, Alberta Canola
- Shannon Sereda, Alberta Wheat and Barley
- Jadon Hildebrandt, Alberta Canola
- Edward Hale, Alberta Wheat and Barley
- Sam Green, Alberta Wheat and Barley
- Michelle Chunyua, Alberta Canola
KEEP IT CLEAN! – Test your knowledge of best production practices and the Keep it Clean! resources available to help growers keep their canola ready for market.
- Heidi Dancho, Canola Council of Canada
CANOLA GRADING – Stop by and visit with Canadian Grain Commission to learn about how your canola and other crops should be graded and to learn more about the harvest sample program that is 100% FREE for farmers.
- Scott Kippin, Canadian Grain Commission
- Romeo Honorio, Canadian Grain Commission
- Ann Puvirajah, Canadian Grain Commission
AG SAFETY & BE GRAIN SAFE – GRAIN ENTRAPMENT DEMO – the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association will have their grain entrapment trailer on site and will be doing demonstrations that show how quickly grain entrapment happens, and how to safely extract a trapped person, plus information to help you improve safety on your farm. AgSafe Alberta will have a hazard assessment, spot-the-hazard display to demonstrate practical on-farm hazard management programs to incorporate into daily operations
- Donna Trottier, AgSafe Alberta
- Maria Champagne, AgSafe Alberta
- Rob Gobeil, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
- Nicole Hornett, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
EQUIPMENT SANITATION DEMONSTRATION – weigh your options for soil removal on everything from tractors to trucks to quads.
- Greg Daniels, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Blake Hill, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
CANOLA RESEARCH HUB & CANOLA PERFORMANCE TRIALS – stop by the big tent and learn how to harness the power of the Canola Research Hub and the Canola Performance Trials websites, plus pick up any of the free publications & resources
- Taryn Dickson, Canola Council of Canada
FOOD TRUCKS ON SITE
While there is no charge to attend canolaPALOOZA, you do have to purchase your own lunch and snacks from the food trucks – please bring cash.
- The Stache – Tacos & Sandwiches
- Dinger Rings – Mini Donuts
- Peppermint Andy’s – Ice Cream Wagon
- The Hop – Burgers and Fries
- Oh My Cod Fish & Grill – Old School Fish & Chips
- Chedda’ Heads – Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Kozak City – Ukrainian Gourmet Food
PALOOZA PLOT PARTNERS
Thank you to these organizations for adding some diversity to the palooza plots!
Be sure to visit all of sponsors at the event who help make canolaPALOOZA possible!
Green Event Sponsor
Companies interested in sponsoring canolaPALOOZA and having a tent should contact [email protected]
CCA CREDITS – not available
- canolaPALOOZA does not have a structured start and stop time for specific sessions, therefore we are unable to obtain certification for continuing education credits.
- CCA’s can self report following the event – please see the Prairie CCA frequently asked questions for more information
- please print off this webpage and your registration confirmation email, as it may be required for self-reporting
What’s a canolaPALOOZA you ask? Watch the video below for a look back at the 2017 event!
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