Saskatchewan Agriculture is pleased to make the following webinars available to help you upgrade your skills and knowledge on a variety of industry-related topics:
This webinar explores what poor mental health looks like on the farm and how farmers, ranchers and concerned friends and family members can find help to deal with stress, anxiety and depression. John McFadyen, Executive Director with Mobile Crisis Services, Adelle Stewart, Director of Operations with Bridges Health, and Kim Keller, a producer in northeast Saskatchewan, provide insights into the stigma surrounding mental health concerns on the farm. They also discuss local resources for producers to find help.
Dr. Jeff Coulter, Associate Professor and Extension Agronomist with the University of Minnesota discusses agronomic considerations for growing grain corn on the Prairies.
Nadia Mori discussed how to identify the noxious weed leafy spurge, why it is a cause for concern and the need for an integrated approach to control and management. John Hauer discussed applied control methods for leafy spurge initiated through demonstration projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture ADOPT program.
Common tansy, a perennial noxious weed, can be a problem in perennial forage stands and is often unpalatable to livestock. Victoria Nameth and Nadia Mori discuss plant identification features, its life cycle and integrated options for control.
Dr. Neil Harker, Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, presents data from multi-site, short- and long-term canola rotation experiments conducted in Western Canada. Canola yields and net returns from a 9-year study are also presented in addition to data from two experiments designed to attempt recovery of continuous canola yield losses.
During this webinar, Dr. Greg Penner will outline nutritional requirements of sheep throughout the winter feeding season and the importance of taking feed inventories and ration balancing. There will be a focus on how alternative feeds can be used to extend hay supplies and cautions and concerns when doing so.
Absinth, a designated perennial noxious weed, is easily recognized yet can be difficult to control in perennial forage stands. Lorne Klein provides an overview of possible control options and shares his experiences in management of this weed.
Trevor Lennox discusses the identification of noxious weeds Japanese and Downy Brome and provides options for management in grassland and annual crop production systems.
Dr. Nathan Erickson, DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine discussed spring vaccination protocols for beef herds.
Dr. Gregory Penner, Associate Professor and Centennial Enhancement Chair in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan discusses ram nutrition.
Phil Needham, expert in intensive management systems discussed how to improve your spring wheat yields.”
Dr. Rigas Karamanos, Senior Agronomist with Koch Agronomic Services discusses recent research and application info for topdressing fertilizer in Saskatchewan crops. Macronutrients, micronutrients and economic considerations are also reviewed.
Dr. Greg Penner, Associate Professor and Centennial Enhancement Chair in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan discusses ram nutrition.
Gursahib Singh, MSc student at the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Randy Kutcher, Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan discuss recent field research into Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) management in durum and other cereal crops.
Explore options for addressing labour needs on your farm, as you watch this webinar from Keith Swinton, Employer Liaison with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, and Anna Ditablan, Manager, Employer Services with the Ministry of Economy.
Cara Drury, Irrigation Agrologist with Saskatchewan Agriculture discusses soil salinity and its formation, complications and management.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor and Researcher with the University of Saskatchewan, provides information on how to interpret a soil test including lab protocols and nutrient requirements.
Julia Leeson, Weed Biologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, discusses the results from recent weed surveys and provides information on how weed populations are changing in the province.
Kaley Pugh, Executive Director of Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan discusses animal welfare enforcement in Saskatchewan and The Animal Protection Act. She also provides an overview of Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan, the primary agency responding to animal cruelty complaints outside of Saskatchewan’s major cities.
Brent Flaten, Integrated Pest Management Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture provides information on how IPM practices can help combat chemical resistance issues on the farm.
Murray Feist, M.Sc., Ruminant Nutritionist with the Ministry of Agriculture discusses bison nutritional requirements and how to formulate a ration based on those requirements and environmental extremes. He also discusses the importance of feed testing and considering alternate feeds.
Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weeds Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture discusses the importance of proper herbicide timing and factors to consider for application.
Michelle Miller (Delta Genomics) and Kathy Larson (Western Beef) gave presentations on Improved Bottom-line with DNA Parentage Verification and Genomic Profiling
Regional Livestock Specialists Dwayne Summach and Naomi Paley discuss minerals in our pastures and how to get the required minerals to your animals. They also discuss how the information gained in the Trace Mineral Status of Saskatchewan Pastures Project spearheaded by the Saskatchewan Forage Council can be used. Information on a project looking at loose mineral compared to tub mineral will also be shared.
Lorne Klein, Weyburn Regional Forage Specialist reviews factors to consider when landowners price their perennial forage, either as standing forage for baling or grazing, or baled hay ready for sale. Alicia Sopatyk, Tisdale Regional Livestock Specialist then discusses other forage factors including feed testing, weeds, transportation and storage.
This webinar discusses the importance of keeping production records and which basic livestock traits will help producers to improve herd profitability. Presented by John Crowley, Director of Scientific and Industry Advancement with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council.
Alicia Sopatyk, BSA, AAg, Tisdale Regional Livestock Specialist reviews the Ministry’s Pasture Lease Agreement document. Tim Feist, PAg, Land Agrologist discuss the lease application process, land assessment, and rate determination for Saskatchewan Crown Land.
Dr. Kim McLean, Provincial Cattle Specialist, discusses what Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are and how they are calculated. She also highlights how they can help producers select new genetics for their herd.
Dr. Victor Kernaleguen, DVM, discusses the importance of feed, minerals, and vaccinations for the cowherd pre- and post-calving. He also provides information on calving, including when and how to intervene.
Fred Waelchli, Research Analyst and agrologist with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation discusses hail damage symptoms in the field and how to assess the impact of damage and recovery.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor and Researcher with the University of Saskatchewan provides recent research information on micronutrients and crop health needs.