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Getting the Most from Nutrient Management Workshop
Thu, 23 February 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MST
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***This event is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest in our workshop!*****
Are you bombarded with information about fertilizers, macronutrients, or various soil improvement products? Nutrients are one of the most costly inputs in modern farming, so it is important that you are getting the most out of these nutrients.
This one day workshop takes a hands-on and practical approach to a wide variety of nutrient management topics instructed by experts in the industry. Topics will include
Sampling for Soil Nutrients
Manure and Compost
Nutrient Loss and Capture
Nutrients in Precision Agriculture
Alternative Nutrient Management Strategies
The day will conclude by seeing nutrient cycling in action with a tour of the Aquaponics Center of Excellence at Lethbridge College. This one day event has been organized by industry experts for the value of benefiting industry producers.
Lunch is included in the registration fee.
Please register by Feb. 22, 2017.
Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Dwayne Rogness - Rural Extension Specialist, Lethbridge County
Maximizing agronomic benefits and minimizing environmental threat from applied nutrients in western Canada: it is possible!
Dr. Jeff Schoenau - Professor of Soil Science and SMA Chair, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan
Soil Health: Does your soil have what it takes?
Newton Lupwayi - Research Scientist in Soil Microbiology, Lethbridge Research Centre; Adriana Navarro Borrell - Instructor, Agriculture Sciences at Lethbridge College; Yamily Zavala - Soil Health and Crop Management Specialist with the Chinook Applied Research Association
Sampling for Soil Nutrients: Demystifying laboratory analysis and nutrient recommendations and understanding in interpreting soil test reports
Eric Bremer - Soil Scientist for Western Ag Innovations; Len Kryzanowski – Director, Environmental Strategy and Research Section, AF; Ross Mckenzie – retired Agronomy Research Scientist
Manure/Compost: Use of compost in crop systems and assessing and predicting the availability of nutrients in manure
Francis Larney - Research Scientist in Soil Conservation with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Schooten Brothers; Dr. Jeff Schoenau - Professor of Soil Science and SMA Chair, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan
Environment Nutrient loss and Capture: Greenhouse gasses, aerobic bioreactors and water quality
Ben Thomas - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Nutrient Management at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada; Nick Savidov - Senior Research Scientist, Aquaponics Program at Lethbridge College; Barry Olson - Research Scientist with Agriculture and Forestry in the irrigation and Farm Water Branch
1 p.m. and 2:10 p.m.
Mitigating Nutrient Waste in Aquaculture and Aquaponics
Nick Savidov - Senior Research Scientist, Aquaponics Program at Lethbridge College
Precision Agriculture: Technology, remote sensing, drones and site assessment
Craig Coburn - Remote Sensing Scientist; Willemijn Appels, Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science at Lethbridge College; Jack Payne - Western Prairies Regional Agronomist with Farmers Edge
Alternate Nutrient Management Strategies: Green manure and cover crops, fertigation and organic agriculture
Rob Dunn – FarmWise Inc.; Doon Pauly – Agronomy Research Scientist; Howard Lieffer
Dwayne Rogness- Rural Extension Specialist, Lethbridge County