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Lethbridge Plot Hop

June 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


First Learning Adventure of the 2018 season

Haley Catton had show & tell bugs for people to get a good look at what eats wheat crops.

Join us in the field for an early season Learning Adventure.

Watch this post for information as we get it confirmed.

Continuing education credits will apply



Session Summaries

Split pea disease soup

Although it may be a little early in the season to see diseases on the plants, the session will cover information on signs and symptoms of disease to watch for and management recommendations.

Graf’s Greatest hits

Agronomics of growing winter wheat and differences between varieties.

Wheat Wellness

This session will highlight the situation in regard to stripe rust in AB and discuss management strategies and agronomic considerations.

Water Down Below

See how water moves through the soil after leaving the dripper of subsurface drip irrigation. Dr. Appels has a large indoor experiment where a transparent wall allows people to see into in three different soil types; the underground sensor network and drip irrigation management.

DIY soil sensors

This session will explain how existing automation solution can have agricultural applications and provide an over view of Smart Farming and the Internet of Things. It will include a  homemade sensor network tour, demonstration and building tips.

Deep Banding Immobile Nutrients

This Plot Hop stop will demonstrate the placement method and discuss the potential benefits of placing a separate band of immobile nutrients deeper in the soil (e.g. 4 inches), but still strategically below and to the side of the seed row. There is some evidence that this practice can improve crop uptake of these less mobile plant nutrients.

Biostimulant Breakdown

 This seminar will help you understand the biostimulant sector, when to consider using them, how to use them and ultimately what to expect when you do use them on your crop.


June 7, 2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Farming Smarter
(403) 317-0022


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