Presented by The Western Producer, Manitoba Co-operator and Grainews, the Hot Topics in Commodities series will include features on wheat, canola, soybeans, pulses, corn, oats and sunflowers. In partnership with commodity organizations across the prairies, sessions will include experts in topics related to the featured commodities including plant health, producer programs, disease management and markets updates. Opportunities to earn CCA CEU credits will be available.
2021 session (All times in CST)
- January 21, 11:00 a.m. – Hot Topics in Commodities: Wheat
- February 4, 11:00 a.m. – Hot Topics in Commodities: Canola
- February 18 , 11:00 a.m. – Hot Topics in Commodities: Soybeans
- March 4 , 11:00 a.m. – Hot Topics in Commodities: Pulses
- Featuring soybean research from MPSG’s Agronomist-in-Residence Kristen P. MacMillan from the Applied Pulse & Soybean Research Lab
- Putting Soybeans to Work on Your Farm
- Hear the latest results from the soybean and pulse agronomy research program at the University of Manitoba. Topics will include optimum soybean seeding dates and seed depth, impact of iron deficiency chlorosis on yield and the relative importance of environment and management practices on soybean yield and quality.
- Join Kristen MacMillan, M.Sc., P.Ag., CCA for this update on soybean agronomy. Kristen MacMillan is the research agronomist-in-residence at the University of Manitoba and since 2017 has developed the soybean and pulse agronomy research program, an applied research position that is core funded by the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers. Her research work focuses on best agronomic practices and cropping systems for soybeans, dry beans and peas with an emphasis on extension and experiential learning.
- PLUS, a markets outlook for the soybean complex by MarketsFarm experts Mike Jubinville and Bruce Burnett.
- Featuring pea root rot research from Dr. Syama Chatterton from AAFC – Lacombe and dry bean research from MPSG’s Agronomist-in-Residence Kristen P. MacMillan from the Applied Pulse & Soybean Research Lab
- The Complex Take Behind Root Rot in Peas
- Dr. Syama Chatterton, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Plant Pathologist, will provide on update on her current research on pea root rot, focusing on the complex of pathogens that cause pea root rot and why this makes managing this disease difficult. The presentation will highlight the major pathogens involved, the key aspects of their life cycles that contribute to disease, and lessons learned from field trials aimed at evaluating management options for pea root rot.
- Dry Bean Agronomy
- The soybean and pulse agronomy research team has been investigating nitrogen rates, inoculants, crop sequence and residue management practices for dry beans in Manitoba. Tune in to hear from Kristen MacMillan on the latest results and insights on these dry bean production practices. Kristen MacMillan is the research agronomist-in-residence at the University of Manitoba.
- PLUS, MarketsFarm analysts Mike Jubinville and Bruce Burnett will provide a market outlook for the pulse complex.
- March 18 – Hot Topics in Commodities: Corn
- April 1 – Hot Topics in Commodities: Oats
- April 15 – Hot Topics in Commodities: Sunflowers