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:
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.
Barb Ziesman, Provincial Disease Specialist with Saskatchewan Ministry of 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.
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. 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.
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 Ministry of Agriculture that has operated as a vital disease surveillance tool in the province for more than 20 years.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. They also provide agronomic considerations for proper management and biosecurity as well as current research and weather models.
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 nine-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.
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. 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.
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.