Conference 2016

The 28th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

"Transitioning to Sustainability"

January 11, 2016 - Prairieland Park, Saskatoon


8:00 am Registration Opens

8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Soil Session

9:00 am Keynote Speaker: Succession Soil Development Ecological Intensification: Going Where No Grains Have Gone Before! View PowerPoint (Part 1, Part 2)

Tim Crews, PhD, Director of Research at The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas, USA

10:15 am The Role of Cover Crops in a Sustainable Farm - View PowerPoint

Garry Richards, Richards Family Farm and Livestock Ltd., Bangor, SK

10:45 am Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00 am Soil Fertility Benefits of Short-Rotation Forages - View PowerPoint

Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Department of Soil Science, U of S

11:30 am Nurturing Soil Microbial Partners for Healthy Agro-Ecosystems - View PowerPoint

Dr. Bobbi Helgason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon

12:00 pm Luncheon 

Weeds and Conservation Session

1:00 pm Managing Weed Seed Production: The Next Revolution in Weed Control - View PowerPoint

Lena Syrovy, PAg, Department of Plant Sciences, U of S

1:30 pm Non-Herbicidal Weed Control - View PowerPoint (Part 1, Part 2)

Dr. Steve Shirtliffe, Department of Plant Sciences, U of S

2:00 pm Managing Wheat to Make the Most of a Tough Growing Season: Lessons From 2015 - View PowerPoint

Sheri Strydhorst, PhD, Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Barrhead, AB

2:30 pm Refreshment and Networking Break

2:45 pm Wetlands in Agro-Ecosystems: A Mixed Blessing - View PowerPoint

Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn, Department of Soil Science, U of S

3:15 pm The Returns to Conservation Tillage Research and the Dearth of Funding - View PowerPoint

Dr. Richard Gray, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, U of S

3:45 pm Wrap-up

4:00 pm SSCA AGM

CCAs: Conference Approved for 5.0 CEUs
NM: 2.0 CM: 1.5  PM: 1.0 SW: 0.5
CCSCs: Approval Pending for 5.0 CEUs
CM: 4.5  IPM: 0.5