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Cypress Field Day

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Farming Smarter & Cypress County present a Learning Adventure field day

Food cutoff – we must give number of registered guests to the caterer by noon, July 9. If you are not registered by that date, we cannot promise you lunch.

Beer Garden available on-site after 10 am $5/beer

Join us at our site on Hwy 41A at Range Road 50

Farming Smarter General Manager Ken Coles started the 2017 Cypress field day with dryland corn agronomy.

These events qualify for CCA & CCSC continuing education credits (CEUs).

CCA 3 CEUs

CCSC 4 CEUs

Pest Management 1 CEU

AGENDA

9:00    Registration
9:15     Armored pulses – Pat Michetti, Kenobie Inc.
                      – Polymer coating seed treatment
                      – Peat vs. granular inoculant
9:30     Pulse health check – Syama Chatterton, AAFC Lethbridge
                      – Aphanomyces & spore trapping
10:00    Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Joe Harrington, Alberta Agriculture & Lacy Shock, Medicine Hat Feeding Company
                      – Grower incentives
                      – Off-stream watering systems & technology
                      – Water quality
10:30     Break
11:00     Understanding blackleg resistance – Justine Cornelsen, CCC
                      – Blackleg ID
                      – Canola varieties
                      – Disease mitigation
11:30     Seed & Destroy – Travis Albrecht, Albrecht Green Acre
                      – WeedIt system
                      – Precision spot spraying
                      – Infrared sensor technology
12:00     Lunch
1:00       Feeding our soils – Yamily Zavala, CARA
                       – Crop rotations
                       – Soil health characteristics
                       – Intercropping
                       – Soil biology
1:45     Break
2:15     Testing 1-2-3 – Norm Flore, CPS
                       – Soil sampling methods
                       – Interpreting lab analysis
                       – Building nutrient management plans

 

 

Details

Date:
July 12
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizers

Farming Smarter
Cypress County

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