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Webinars for Agribusiness, Farmers and Ranchers

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:

2023 Saskatchewan Insect and Disease Pest Survey Update
February 15, 2024

Learn from our Provincial Specialists James Tansey and Alireza Akhavan on results from the 2023 pest surveys and what to watch for in the 2024 season.

Maternal Stress and Offspring
November 8, 2023

Dr. Juan Hernandez-Medrano, Assistant Professor with University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine discusses how heat, nutritional, and weaning stress on cows can affect their unborn calves.

Getting Unstuck in Farm Transitions
November 1, 2023

Val Panko, Business Advisor with Farm Credit Canada, discusses what you need to know to transition your farm to new owners.

Polycrops on a Beef Cattle Operation
October 25, 2023

Austin Baron, Agri-environmental Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture discusses the results of a polycrop demonstration project in southern Saskatchewan. Dr. Sam Wyffels, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist with Montana State University Extension, talks about incorporating polycrops into your farm.

Common Sense Approach to Feeding Alternative Feeds
October 18, 2023

Dr. John McKinnon, with JJM Nutrition, walks us through feeding alternative feeds in your winter rations.

Utilizing Canola in Livestock Diets
August 16, 2023

Dr. Greg Penner, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, Alexis DeCorby presents on using canola as a protein supplement for livestock and as a forage (salvaged crops and regrowth).

Grasshoppers: How to Manage this Season and Q&A with James Tansey
June 14, 2023

A 2023 season update on grasshopper impacts and management with Provincial Insect Specialist, James Tansey.

Saskatchewan Dry Bean Webinar
March 29, 2023

Watch this recorded webinar focused on dry bean production in Saskatchewan. Hear from several local experts such as Dennis Lange, Ana Vargas, Chuck Penner, Jeff Ewen and Gursahib Singh.

Intercropping Webinar
March 23, 2023

This webinar is designed to help introduce intercropping while providing additional expertise and advice for all.

So You Have Herbicide Resistance, Now What?
March 14, 2023

Provincial Specialist of Weed Control, Clark Brenzil, discusses herbicide resistance weed control.

Ranch Management Forum 2023 Session 5: Tech Thursday
March 2023

Various presentations on grazing software, using technology to monitor water, virtual fencing and BETSY (Bovine Expert Tracking and Surveillance).

Ranch Management Forum 2023 Session 4: Cattle Marketing Options and Attributes – Show Me the Money!
March 2023

This webinar features presentations on order buying with Alan Jackson of JGL and a Western Canadian perspective on cost and return realities with Kathy Larson, University of Saskatchewan.

Ranch Management Forum 2023 Session 3: Managing Extensive Grazing
March 2023

This session features Dr. Bart Lardner, University of Saskatchewan and producer, Duane Thompson as they speak to managing forages for extended grazing.

Ranch Management Forum 2023 Session 2: Insurance Programs to Fit Your Needs
March 2023

This webinar features Jodie Griffin, Program Coordinator for the Livestock Price Insurance Program discussing the Livestock Price Insurance program.

Ranch Management Forum 2023 Session 1: Keeping Forages Fertile
March 2023

This webinar features Dr. Jeff Schoenau and Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, Jordan Johnson as they discuss forage fertility options, opportunities and practices.

Provincial Disease Update 2023
March 2, 2023

Learn from our Provincial Disease Specialist, Alireza Akhavan on results of the 2022 plant disease surveys and what it means for 2023.

AgriARM Research Update 2023
March 1, 2023

This 25-minute presentations will provide insight on new research for a number of agronomic topics for a variety of crops.

Insect Update and Gopher Control Going Into 2023
February 9, 2023

Learn from our Provincial Insect Specialist, James Tansey on issues from the previous growing season and what to watch out for in 2023 for insects and gophers.

Beef Fall Webinar Series - Session 4: Avoiding Winter Feeding Issues and Using Alternative Feed Sources
Oct. 18, 2022

Dr. John Campbell discusses winter feeding issues from the 2021-22 season and how to avoid them this year. Followed by a discussion with Adriane Good on incorporating alternative feeds into your ration

Beef Fall Webinar Series - Session 3: Vaccinations Through the Year
Oct. 11, 2022

Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed shares insight and value information for beef producers on vaccinations.

Beef Fall Webinar Series - Bonus Session: Mycotoxin Diseases in Cattle in Western Canada
Oct. 4, 2022

Dr. Barry Blakley, veterinary toxicologist at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, shares his experience and expertise on ergot and mycotoxins and their implications in feeding cattle.

Beef Fall Webinar Series - Session 2: Market Outlook
Oct. 4, 2022

Brian Perillat, Agribusiness Specialist at More Than Just Feed, gives a market update, including a discussion on the backgrounder calf market.

Beef Fall Webinar Series - Session 1: Locking in a Profit
Sept. 27, 2022

Alexis DeCorby walks us through basic marketing concepts such as shrink, slide, types of markets and ways to market your livestock.

Seed Placed Fertilizer Safety for 2022
March 23, 2022

Kim Stonehouse reviews seed placed fertilizer safety heading into the 2022 season, what to watch out for and how to plan for dry conditions.

Intercropping Webinar 2022
March 22, 2022

Learn about intercropping research and experiences from local experts.

Insect Update 2022
Feb. 16, 2022

Dr. James Tansey, Provincial Insect/Pest Management Specialist, provides a recap of the 2021 insect season and what to look out for in 2022. He also discusses the impact of grasshopper damage on crops in further detail.

Celebrating Rural Ranching Women Day 1
Feb. 10, 2022

This webinar discusses calving tips, record keeping, forages and an update on the cattle markets.

Celebrating Rural Ranching Women Day 2
Feb. 11, 2022

Learn about cash flow management and transition planning, get a review of the programs available to ranchers and see how other ranchers balance their busy lives.

Provincial Plant Disease Update 2022
Feb. 9, 2022

Provincial Plant Disease Specialist, Alireza Akhavan discusses disease issues in fields from the previous growing season, what new diseases to watch out for and an update on clubroot in Saskatchewan.

Foraging Into the Future Day 2
Dec. 2, 2021

Learn about SCIC's Rainfall Insurance Program, the screening process and what it means for you if you have critical habitat on your land.

Agronomy Research Update Day 4
Dec. 2, 2021

Learn about herbicide injury risks in 2022 and what herbicide injury looks like, the seed quality considerations that should be made for the 2022 and the Seed Terminator.

Foraging into the Future Day 1
Dec. 1, 2021

Learn about new forage varieties and cover crop species selection.

Agronomy Research Update Day 3
Dec. 1, 2021

Learn about managing soil fertility under dry conditions, crop physiology under plant stress from dry and/or hot conditions and information on using annual crops for feed and potential complications to look for.

Agronomy Research Update Day 2
Nov. 30, 2021

Learn about the 2021 field crop insect report for Saskatchewan and plant disease, information on programs for Saskatchewan producers and receive an update on the Strategic Field Program project on establishing nitrogen and seeding rate recommendation for hybrid brown mustard production.

Agronomy Research Update Day 1
Nov. 29, 2021

Learn about the current drought conditions from a climate change perspective, receive an overview of the Saskatchewan Crop Report, explore research on the impact of malt barley and wild oat variety selection on nitrogen management and learn about projects at Wheatland Conservation Area.

Beef Cattle Feeding Webinar Series - Molasses and Straw, Ammonization and Liquid Protein Supplements
Sept. 7, 2021

Provincial Livestock Specialist, Murray Feist, discusses the use of molasses and straw, ammonization and liquid protein supplements for beef cattle.

Straw and Grain Rations for Beef Cattle
Aug. 30, 2021

Dwayne Summach (Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture) will discuss straw and grain rations for beef cattle. He will review the different types of straw and some alternative roughages.

Beef Cattle Feeding Webinar Series - Alternative Feeds
Aug. 24, 2021

John McKinnon, JJM Nutrition Services Ltd. discusses alternative feeds for beef cattle, the cautions and limitations of feeding and the importance of feed testing.

Beef Cattle Feeding Webinar Series - Winter Cereals for Spring Grazing and Annuals for Feed
Aug. 19, 2021

Bart Lardner (University of Saskatchewan) will discuss how you can use winter cereals for early spring grazing. In addition, he will talk about using annuals to replenish feed supplies next summer.

Beef Cattle Feeding Webinar Series: Nitrates in Feed
Aug. 17, 2021

Barry Yaremcio (Yaremcio Ag Consulting) discusses nitrates in feed for beef cattle - prevalence, testing and cautions.

Crop Diagnostic School: Irrigation and the Lake Diefenbaker Expansion Project
July 29, 2021

Specialists provide an overview of irrigation in the province, what types of horticulture crops are produced, how to get certification for irrigation in Saskatchewan, how to schedule irrigation using various technologies and the Lake Diefenbaker Expansion Project.

Crop Diagnostic School: Herbicide Resistant Weeds and Herbicide Injury Symptoms
July 28, 2021

Specialists discuss mechanisms of herbicide resistance and how it begins, current research being done on herbicide resistant weeds in Western Canada and diagnosing herbicide injury symptoms.

Crop Diagnostic School: Insects and Canola Disease
July 27, 2021

Specialists discuss insects in Saskatchewan crops, sclerotinia and clubroot in canola and pest surveys that produce forecast maps and monitor disease and insect pressure in the province.

Crop Diagnostic School: Soil Fertility and Compaction
July 26, 2021

Specialists explain how phosphorus limitations can affect crop production, demonstrate crop responses to phosphorus fertilizer and talk about the effects of soil compaction, symptomology in the field.

June 2, 2021

James Tansey, Provincial Insect Specialist provides us with information on how to tell which grasshoppers are pests, grasshopper lifecycles, and the current situation in Saskatchewan.

Herbicides and Spray Water Quality
March 9, 2021

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).

The Ins and Outs of Herbicides
Feb. 25, 2021

Clark Brenzil, Provincial Weed Control Specialist reviews herbicide groups and their active ingredients and modes of action and symptoms of damage in the field.

Using Social Media to Market Your Business
Feb. 19, 2021

Three Farmers Inc., Meyers Ranch Beef, and Saskatchewan Snow Beef discuss their journey with social media marketing.

Working with Livestock: Tips to protect physical and mental health
Feb. 16, 2021

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.

4R Workshop Series – The Right Rate
Jan. 28, 2021

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.

4R Workshop Series – The Right Time
Jan. 27, 2021

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.

4R Workshop Series – The Right Place
Jan. 26, 2021

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.

4R Workshop Series – The Right Source
Jan. 25, 2021

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.

Ranch Management Forum Bonus Session: Evaluating Alternative Feeds
Jan. 22, 2021

Jenay Werle, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, discussing factors to consider when evaluating damaged crops as potential feed sources.

Ranch Management Forum 2021 Herd Improvement Week Session 4
Jan. 21, 2021

In this session learn about regular minerals, chelated minerals, hydroxy minerals extensive wintering, and discusses best management practices.

Ranch Management Forum Forage Week - Session 4 - Everything Poly Crops
Jan. 14, 2021

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.

Ranch Management Forum 2021 - Session 1
Jan. 11, 2021

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.

Agronomy Research Update Day 4
Dec. 10, 2020

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.

Agronomy Research Update Day 3
Dec. 9, 2020

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.

Agronomy Research Update Day 2
Dec. 8, 2020

This session discuss phosphorus forms and cycling, technology in agriculture, assessing pulse crops intensified crop rotations and annual forage variety trials.

Agronomy Research Update Day 1
Dec. 7, 2020

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.

Verticillium Stripe - What We Know and Don't Know
Nov. 13, 2020

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.

Reproduction Series Part 3 – The Embryo Transfer Process
August 4, 2020

Dr. Doug Bienia, DVM, Emtech Genetics, discusses the embryo transfer process for beef cattle.

Crop Diagnostic School: Insects, Beneficials and Pre-Harvest Appraisals
July 30, 2020

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.

Crop Diagnostic School: Diseases, Fungicides and Intercropping
July 29, 2020

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.

Crop Diagnostic School: Soil Profiles, Nutrient Deficiencies and Phosphorous Fertility
July 28, 2020

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.

Crop Diagnostic School: Weed ID, Tankmix Cleanout and Pesticide Mixing Order
July 27, 2020

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.

Forages for Pollinators
July 10, 2020

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.

Reproduction Series Part 2 – Nutrition for Cows Pre-Breeding
June 17, 2020

Dwayne Summach, Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist, discusses pre-breeding nutrition to maximize fertility.

Planning for A Successful Grazing Season Part 2
April 30, 2020

This webinar discusses stocking density management, funding programs for fencing and fencing tips and tools for success.

Planning for A Successful Grazing Season Part 1
April 29, 2020

Discusses water quality basics and mineral programs on pasture.

Crop Talk 2020 – Jeff Schoenau on Micronutrients
March 25, 2020

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.

How to Interpret Soil Test
March 2, 2020

Tom King, Ph.D., PAg, walks through exactly how to decipher soil test results and how to get the most from them.

Goss's Wilt in Corn
Dec. 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.

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.

Taking Your Spring Wheat Yields to the Next Level 2.0
Feb. 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.

Canola Rotations: Yields, Economics and Risks
Nov. 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.

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

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

Topdressing Fertilizer Applications
Jan. 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.

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.

Hail Recovery in Crops
Jan. 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
Jan. 7, 2015

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