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Webinars for Agribusiness, Farmers, and Ranchers

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:

Animal Protection in Saskatchewan
February 25, 2019

Don Ferguson, Director of Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan (APSS) presents Animal Protection Act Investigations, How They Work and How You Can Help.

2019 SCIC Forage Insurance Programs
March 4, 2019

Kim McLean, Research Analyst with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) presents 2019 enhancements to the Forage Insurance Programs offered by SCIC. 

IHARF 2018 Field Research Program Update
February 27, 2019

Chris Holzapfel, Research Manager with the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation (IHARF) discusses highlights from their 2018 research program including fababean seeding rate and seeding dates, wheat inputs and 4R nutrient stewardship.

2018 Clubroot Survey and Disease Management Update Webinar 
January 30, 2019

Barb Ziesman, Provincial Disease Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture provides an update on the 2018 provincial clubroot survey. She discusses the findings from the survey and what it means for Saskatchewan producers, including proper management.

Goss’s Wilt in Corn
December 6, 2018

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. 

Managing Corn for High Yields While Controlling Costs
December 6, 2018

Dr. Jeff Coulter, Professor and Extension Agronomist with the University of Minnesota, provides agronomic information on managing high yielding corn while controlling costs.  

Herbicide Resistance in Saskatchewan Fields
December 18, 2018

Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weed Control Specialist with Saskatchewan 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.

Clubroot Surveillance and Management in 2018 
June 26, 2018

Barb Ziesman, Provincial Plant Disease Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture provides information on the 2018 province-wide clubroot survey. She reviews the survey protocol and how producers and industry can help management the issue if found in their fields. Barb also discusses good management practices and regulatory process.

Disease Investigations Webinar
June 26, 2018

Dr. John Campbell, Disease Investigation Unit (DIU) lead, discusses the program and its impact on livestock health and welfare. The DIU is a partnership between the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Saskatchewan Agriculture that has operated as a vital disease surveillance tool in the province for more than 20 years.

The Dos and Don'ts of Feeding Silage to Livestock
April 20, 2018

Regional Livestock and Feed Extension Specialists Jenifer Heyden and Alicia Sopatyk discuss the benefits and cautions of feeding silage to livestock.

Comparing Costs: How Can Silage Fit Into Your Budget?
April 11, 2018

Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, Travis Peardon, discusses the costs associated with silage production.

Silage Series - Moisture Testing, Harvesting and Storing Good Quality Silage 
April 5, 2018

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.

Silage Series: Species Selection, The First Step to Producing Good Quality Silage
March 28, 2018

Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, Dwayne Summach, provides an overview of forage species and varieties for silage production for livestock.  

Common Burdock - Weed Webinar Series
February 15, 2018

Common burdock, an aggressive, perennial noxious weed, can have significant negative impact on forage production.  Charlotte Ward discusses control options that can help to manage a common burdock invasion.

Taking Your Spring Wheat Yields to the  Next Level 2.0
February 1, 2018

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.

Foxtail Barley - Weed Webinar Series
January 16, 2018

Foxtail barely management can be challenging. Discover the reasons for its presence on the landscape and learn about effective control options. Presented by Sarah Sommerfeld PAg., Regional Forage Specialist, Outlook.

Clubroot and Biosecurity
January 4, 2018

Dr. Barb Ziesman, Provincial Plant Disease Specialist with Saskatchewan 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. They also provide agronomic considerations for proper management and biosecurity as well as current research and weather models. 

Mental Health in Agriculture
January, 2018

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.

Corn Agronomy
December 18, 2017

Dr. Jeff Coulter, Associate Professor and Extension Agronomist with the University of Minnesota discusses agronomic considerations for growing grain corn on the Prairies.

Weed Webinar Series - Leafy Spurge 
November 15, 2017

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.

Weed Webinar Series - Common Tansy
November 14, 2017

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.

Canola Rotations: Yields, Economics and Risks 
November 3, 2017

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.

Winter Feeding Your Flock
October 23, 2017 

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.

Weed Webinar Series - Absinth
October 18, 2017

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.

Weed Webinar Series - Japanese and Downy Brome 
September 12, 2017

Trevor Lennox discusses the identification of noxious weeds Japanese and Downy Brome and provides options for management in grassland and annual crop production systems.

Spring Vaccination Protocol for Beef Cow Herds
April 26, 2017

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. 

Taking Your Spring Wheat Yields to the Next Level 
February 3, 2017

Phil Needham, expert in intensive management systems discussed how to improve your  spring wheat yields.”

Topdressing Fertilizer Applications
January 16, 2017

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.   

Nutrition for Ewes 
January 14, 2017

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.   

Soil Salinity
April 5, 2016

Cara Drury, Irrigation Agrologist with Saskatchewan Agriculture discusses soil salinity and its formation, complications and management.

How to Read a Soil Test
March 1, 2016

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. 

Bison Nutrition
Jan 7, 2016 

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.

Herbicide Application and Timing
November 17, 2015

Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weeds Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture discusses the importance of proper herbicide timing and factors to consider for application.

Livestock Lessons Webinar Series: Managing Minerals on Pasture
May 27, 2015

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. 

Livestock Lessons Webinar Series: Considerations When Valuing Perennial Forage Description
April 30, 2015

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.

Livestock Lessons Webinar Series: The ABC’s of EPD’s
February 20, 2015

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. 

Livestock Lessons Webinar Series: Cow Management Pre- and Post-Calving
January 27, 2015

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. 

Hail Recovery in Crops 
January 21, 2015 

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.

Micronutrients in Your Crops
January 7, 2015

Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor and Researcher with the University of Saskatchewan provides recent research information on micronutrients and crop health needs.

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