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Lakeland College

5707 College Drive

Vermilion, AB T9X 1K5


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Proudly hosted by: Alberta Canola & Canola Council of Canada

canoLAB is a hands-on, interactive diagnostic workshop with live plants and insects.

Participants will be divided into groups of 20 and will take part in 8 x 45 minute sessions. Instructors will be among Western Canada’s top researchers and extension people.

canoLAB runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily. Each day is identical. Lunch is provided.

the 2017 canoLAB will be held at Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB for the first time.

Register for either day:

Wednesday, February 22 or Thursday, February 23

Sessions & Speakers (subject to change)

Soil fertility: learn everything you need to know about phosphorous from our team of highly qualified fertility experts.

Speakers: Ray Dowbenko (Agrium), Rigas Karamanos (Koch Fertilizer), Warren Ward (Canola Council of Canada)

Insect Pests: Cabbage Seedpod Weevil and Swede Midge are spreading – here’s your chance to see them up close and personal (when they are not in your fields). Learn about CSPW and midge life cycles, management strategies and how to assess plant damage while dissecting infested plants.

Speakers: Scott Meers (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry), Shelley Barkley (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry), Boyd Mori (University of Saskatchewan), Hector Carcamo (Agriculture Canada), Keith Gabert (Canola Council of Canada)

Beneficial Insects: a closer look at carabid beetles and other predators lurking in your canola fields. This session will feature lots of insects and Vincent Hervet’s famous ‘ring of death’.

Speakers: Jennifer Otani (Agriculture Canada), Vincent Hervet (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry), Shelby Dufton (University of Lethbridge), Patty Reid (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) Greg Sekulic (Canola Council of Canada)

Temperature Inversions: learn how inversions work, risk factors for your farm or clients and witness live sprayer and inversion demonstrations.

Speakers: Andrew Thostenson (North Dakota State University), Shawn Senko (Canola Council of Canada)

Herbicide Action & Injury: get hands-on experience differentiating between symptoms of various herbicide drift and soil residual injuries. See how canola recovers from a range of herbicide applications and take a closer look at new chemistries and how they affect canola and other crops.

Speakers: Neil Harker (Agriculture Canada), Ian Epp (Canola Council of Canada)

Stand Establishment: is there an ideal canola stand density? Why or why not? Murray and Dan will walk you through new data (with lots of live plant examples) and help you set plant density goals that best balance risk and profit.

Speakers: Murray Hartman (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry), Dan Orchard (Canola Council of Canada)

Crushing & End Use: Canola Storage: now that the crop is harvested, protecting your profits in the bin is critical. Learn how the interaction between temperature and moisture can lead to heating in the bin and what you can do to prevent spilage.

Speakers: Angela Brackenreed (Canola Council of Canada), and industry TBA

Blackleg Misdiagnoses and Management: featuring lots of live plant material, this session will teach you how to distinguish between blackleg and various lookalikes and you will learn management strategies for your farm or farmers.

Speakers: Ralph Lange (Alberta Innovates & Technology Futures), Krista Zuzak (Alberta Agriculture & Forestry), Clint Jurke (Canola Council of Canada), Justine Cornelsen (Canola Council of Canada)

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Lakeland College

5707 College Drive

Vermilion, AB T9X 1K5


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