Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is pleased to make the following webinars available to help you upgrade your skills and knowledge on a variety of industry-related topics:
Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weed Control Specialist reviews water quality considerations for spraying pesticides. Jaycee Peutert, Farm Business Extension Specialist provides a quick overview of the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP).
Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weed Control Specialist reviews herbicide groups and their active ingredients and modes of action and symptoms of damage in the field.
Dr. Alireza Akhavan, Provincial Plant Disease Specialist provides an update on the 2020 crop disease season and trends in the province and how to identify and scout various crop diseases.
Three Farmers Inc., Meyers Ranch Beef, and Saskatchewan Snow Beef discuss their journey with social media marketing.
Bob Tosh, a Farm and Family Business Advisor from MNP, gives a presentation on fair vs. equal succession planning which explores how fair and equal succession planning are not the same.
Martin Entz from the University of Manitoba discusses crop rotations and the value of livestock integration. Samantha Marcino, Crops Extension Specialist, gives an overview of crop fertility and practical information to consider for the upcoming growing season.
Lee Sinclair, Merck Animal Health, discusses safe cattle handling during calving. Tamara Carter, owner of Carter Land and Cattle, gives a presentation on mental health while working with family.
Dr. James Tansey, Provincial Entomologist with Saskatchewan Agriculture will provide a recap of the 2020 growing season focused on insects and wild boar. Dr. Boyd Mori, Assistant Professor with the University of Alberta provides an update on the canola flower midge.
Crops Extension Specialist Shannon Chant covers the importance of selecting the correct fertilizer source for your soils and desired crop to avoid unnecessary cost, damage to your crop, and potential fertilizer loss into the environment.
Crops Extension Specialist Kim Stonehouse discusses fertilizer placement to ensure that your crop has access to nutrients and how to reduce fertilizer loss by leaching or volatilization.
Crops Extension Specialist John Ippolito discusses the importance of accurately timing fertilizer applications to reduce the risk of damaging your crop and losses through runoff and leaching.
Crops Extension Specialists Samantha Marcino and Michael Brown focus on the significance of applying fertilizer that will meet the crops requirements while considering the nutrients available in the soil
Dr. John Gilleard and Dr. Kateryn Rochon on parasitic resistance and dealing with common cattle pests.
In this session learn about regular minerals, chelated minerals, hydroxy minerals extensive wintering, and discusses best management practices.
Dr. Wendy Wilkins discusses the impact of Johne's disease on beef cattle.
Dr. Gabriel Ribeiro discusses maintaining the bulls in your herd.
This session focuses on selecting the right bulls for your herd.
This webinar features Aaron Miller, Corteva AgriScience, and Travis Peardon, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, as they delve into various agronomy, fertility and feeding topics.
This session features topics from agronomy to feeding, showcases recent work at Glacier FarmMedia Discovery Farm and three prairie producers sharing their experiences with poly crops on their farms.
Forage Varieties to try in 2021. This session features representatives from seed companies sharing their top three "hot new forages" to consider for the upcoming growing season.
Rejuvenating a Perennial Forage Stand features specialist Luke Jorgensen presenting on forage production, rejuvenation options
The Basics of Perennial Forage Management with Victoria Nameth, Agri-Environmental Specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture covers topics such as establishment, maintenance and agronomy of perennial forage stands.
This session provides an update on clubroot, discusses the occurrence and costs of soil compaction, a plant pathologist's perspective on crop rotation and establishing nitrogen and seeding rates for hybrid brassica juncea production in Saskatchewan.
This session discuss phosphorus forms and cycling, technology in agriculture, assessing pulse crops intensified crop rotations and annual forage variety trials.
This session discusses the past 12 years of continuous canola, phytophthora root and stem rot of soybean, pea aphids and a Saskatchewan insect update and a Saskatchewan disease update.
This session discusses crop rotations in Saskatchewan, new developments in the prairie wireworm puzzle, developing a soil health scoring system for Saskatchewan soils and the effect of crop competition on weed control and yield parameters in wheat.
Justine Cornelsen, Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, provides an update on the soil borne disease verticillium stripe in canola, caused by the pathogen Verticillium longisporum.
Specialists provide an overview of defining characteristics to help identify various insect species in the field and demonstrate how to assess the yield potential of various crops using pre-harvest appraisals.
Specialists discuss disease scouting and biosecurity, provide updates on ascochyta research in chickpeas, root rots in lentils and intercropping, review fusarium head blight and stripe rust in cereal crops and provide information on growing dry beans and incorporating forage crops.
Specialists discusses the formation of soil and how to identify different soil characteristics, provide information on how to visually identify nutrient deficiencies in plants and phosphorous fertility and building soils in the future.
Specialists explain how to differentiate weeds based on characteristics, the importance of cleaning out sprayer tanks and discuss why the proper steps for pesticide mixing should be followed.
Graham Parsons, Pollinator Biosecurity Specialist with Crops and Irrigation Branch out of Prince Albert discusses the relationship between forages, pollinators. Brittany Neumeier, Intern Extension Agrologist with Regional Services Branch out of Outlook discusses CAP program funding opportunities for beekeepers and forage producers.
Edgar Hammermeister, a franchise owner of Western Ag Professional Agronomy and manager of Agronomic Services, discusses crop rotations and their importance for long-term farm viability and sustainability.
Patrick Mooleki, Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, discusses the drivers, reality and impact of crop rotations in Saskatchewan.
Kelly Turkington, Researcher with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lacombe, AB provides an update on recent research findings of sclerotinia control in canola. He discusses fungicide use and the ongoing research on determining when and how to spray.
Gary Peng Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (maybe his job title and who he works for) as he discusses what's new with blackleg and what his team is looking into with blackleg research in Saskatchewan.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau is a professor of soil fertility and professional agrologist who works in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. On this webinar he walks us through how micronutrients affect your crops.
Bryan Mood, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan, discusses how his team is working the province's landowners to better understand how it climate change will affect them and their properties.
Robin Lokken, the manager of the Conservation Learning Centre located near Prince Albert, updates us on the current and upcoming research at the AgriARM site this year.
Tom King, Ph.D., PAg, walks through exactly how to decipher soil test results and how to get the most from them.
Barb Ziesman, Provincial Plant Disease Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, walks through disease issues of the 2019 growing season and potential issues for the 2020 growing season
Don Ferguson, Director of Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan (APSS), presents Animal Protection Act Investigations, How They Work and How You Can Help
Kim McLean, Research Analyst with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC), presents 2019 enhancements to the Forage Insurance Programs offered by SCIC.
Chris Holzapfel, Research Manager with the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation (IHARF), discusses highlights from their 2018 research program including faba bean seeding rate and seeding dates, wheat inputs and 4R nutrient stewardship.
Dr. Dean Malvick, Plant Pathologist with the University of Minnesota, discusses Goss's Wilt disease in corn and what that means for Saskatchewan producers now that is has been found here.
Dr. Jeff Coulter, Professor and Extension Agronomist with the University of Minnesota, provides agronomic information on managing high yielding corn while controlling costs.
Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weed Control Specialist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, discusses how resistance develops in the field and how to best manage any problems. He also provides an update on herbicide resistant weeds in the province, with a focus on kochia.
Barb Ziesman, Provincial Plant Disease Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture provides information on the 2018 province-wide clubroot survey.
Dr. John Campbell, Disease Investigation Unit (DIU) lead, discusses the program and its impact on livestock health and welfare.
Regional Livestock and Feed Extension Specialists Jenifer Heyden and Alicia Sopatyk discuss the benefits and cautions of feeding silage to livestock.
Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist Travis Peardon discusses the costs associated with silage production.
Range Management Extension Specialist Lorne Klein provides an overview of moisture testing methods for silage harvesting. Ray Bittner, Livestock Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, then discusses best practices for harvesting and storing good-quality silage.
Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, Dwayne Summach, provides an overview of forage species and varieties for silage production for livestock.
In this follow-up to a previous webinar in early 2017, Phil Needham, expert in intensive management systems, further discusses how to improve your spring wheat yields and profits.
Dr. Barb Ziesman, Provincial Plant Disease Specialist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture; Dan Orchard, Agronomy Specialist with the Canola Council of Canada; and Dr. Kelly Turkington, Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, discuss the recent confirmation of clubroot in northern Saskatchewan.
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.
Dr. Jeff Coulter, Associate Professor and Extension Agronomist with the University of Minnesota discusses agronomic considerations for growing grain corn on the Prairies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Livestock Specialists Dwayne Summach and Naomi Paley discuss minerals in our pastures and how to get the required minerals to your animals.
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.
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.