canolaPALOOZA returns to the the Lacombe Research & Development Centre on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
What’s a canolaPALOOZA you ask? Watch the video below for a look back at the 2017 event!
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
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 – canola crops are capable of big yields, but how should you provide the right nutrients in the right place at the right rate, in the right time period?
- 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.
- Nicole Philp, Canola Council of Canada
- Kelly Turkington, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Mike Harding, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
- Kevin Zaychuk, 20/20 Seed Labs
- Noryne Rauhaula, 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
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
- Tyler Wist, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
BENEFICIAL IN THE FIELD – learn about the many beneficial organisms- from predators & parasites to the viruses & bacteria that control pests for free.
- Hector Carcamo, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Jennifer Otani, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Vincent Hervet, University of Toronto
- Amanda Jorgenson, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Patty Reid, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Meghan Vankosky, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Shelby Dufton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Ralph Carter, University of Calgary
- Jess Vickruck, University of Calgary
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
- 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
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
DOT SEEDING DEMO – haven’t had a chance to see true autonomous agriculture at work? Check out this live autonomous seeder demonstration at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. www.seedotrun.com
- Cory Beaujot, SeeDotRun
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
- 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
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 – Learn about what growers can do to keep their crop export ready and the activities that the Canola Council of Canada is working on to make sure sure that the crop protection products and latest genetics are granted market access.
- Brian Innes, Canola Council of Canada
- 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, Canola Council of Canada
- Romeo Honario, Canola Council of Canada
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
- TBA, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
canolaPALOOZA Alberta will be applying for CCA credits.
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
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]
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