Lethbridge to host Agronomy Update 2019

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
December 13, 2018 - 7:34pm

LETHBRIDGE --  Agronomy Update 2019 is scheduled for Lethbridge in January and there is a lot on the agenda
 
The conference for grain producers, crop advisers and industry partners is designed to allow direct interaction with leading agricultural scientists about relevant soil and crop issues.
 
Orgnaizers will have several Alberta agriculture researchers making presentations.  As well as, Agriculture Canada reserchers who were hired in the past few years will have results from their research programs.  There will also be lots of the practical current production issues discussed with those ìn-the-know`address the issues.  
 
With  precipitation occurences in the last number of years, herbicide residues are a big concern and Erik Johnson from the University of Saskatchewan will be addressing the problems. 
 
The changing regulatory environment means insecticide seed treatments will be lost by producers and here will be another speaker who will be presenting strategies for dealing with that.
 
There is also a technology session, as everyone is talking about unmanned aerial vehicles and how they can eb used in agriculture. Ann Smith with Ag Canada will be sharing her persepctive of how she has used them in research settings in the past and some of their limitations.
 
A large agronomy section will be featued as well. Some of the topics to be addressed incldue:  bio-stimulants, with a researcher out of Idaho who has had them in his research program for a number of years, providing his persepctive of the bio stimulants.
 
There will be 12 certified crop advisors providing continuing eduation units, with several opportunties for certification holders to get continuing certification.
 
Included will be an add-on session to the regular agronomy update and specific to pesticide recertification ,with information on equipment and technology.
 
Agronomy Update takes place January 15 and 16 in Lethbridge.
 
Call 1-800-387-6030 to register or check out Agronomy Update 2019.
 

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