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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:

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
February 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
February 10, 2022

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

Celebrating Rural Ranching Women Keynote
February 10, 2022

This motivating presentation provides practical tips to manage mental and physical well-being in a busy world.

Celebrating Rural Ranching Women Day 2
February 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
February 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
December 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
December 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
December 1, 2021

Learn about new forage varieties and cover crop species selection.

Agronomy Research Update Day 3
December 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
November 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
November 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
August 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
August 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
August 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
February 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.

2021 Crop Disease Update
February 23, 2021

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.

Using Social Media to Market Your Business
February 19, 2021

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

Fair vs Equal Succession Planning
February 18, 2021

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.

Working with Livestock: Tips to protect physical and mental health
February 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.

2021 Insect Pest Update
February 9, 2021

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.

4R Workshop Series – The Right Rate
January 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
January 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
January 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
January 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 2021 Herd Improvement Week Session 5
January 22, 2021

Dr. John Gilleard and Dr. Kateryn Rochon on parasitic resistance and dealing with common cattle pests.

Ranch Management Forum Bonus Session: Evaluating Alternative Feeds
January 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
January 21, 2021

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

Ranch Management Forum 2021 Herd Improvement Week - Session 3
January 20, 2021

Dr. Wendy Wilkins discusses the impact of Johne's disease on beef cattle.

Ranch Management Forum 2021 Herd Improvement Week - Session 2
January 19, 2021

Dr. Gabriel Ribeiro discusses maintaining the bulls in your herd.

Ranch Management Forum 2021 Herd Improvement Week - Session 1
January 18, 2021

This session focuses on selecting the right bulls for your herd.

Ranch Management Forum Forage Week - Session 5
January 15, 2021

This webinar features Aaron Miller, Corteva AgriScience, and Travis Peardon, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, as they delve into various agronomy, fertility and feeding topics.

Ranch Management Forum Forage Week - Session 4 - Everything Poly Crops
January 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 Forage Week Session 3
January 13, 2021

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.

Ranch Management Forum Forage Week - Session 2
January 12, 2021

Rejuvenating a Perennial Forage Stand features specialist Luke Jorgensen presenting on forage production, rejuvenation options

Ranch Management Forum 2021 - Session 1
January 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.

Ranch Management Forum Bonus Session: Annual Forage Variety Trials
January 8, 2021

Terry Kowalchuk, Provincial Forage Specialist, discussing annual forages.

Agronomy Research Update Day 4
December 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
December 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
December 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
December 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
November 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 1 – The Estrus Cycle and Synchronization Methods
June 16, 2020

Dr. Colin Palmer, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, reviews the estrous cycle and synchronization methods that can be used on commercial or purebred cattle operations.

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 1
April 29, 2020

Discusses water quality basics and mineral programs on pasture.

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.

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
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.

Herbicide Resistance in Saskatchewan Fields 
December 18, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sheep Nutrition: Feeding Rams
March 22, 2017

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.

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: 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. 

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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