RBC Convention Centre
Room 2FGH (Second Floor)
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C3J3


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CEU Credits:

Soil & Water Management: 0.5
Integrated Pest Management: 7
Crop Management: 1

10:30 am 12:00 pm Registration (Second Floor Concourse)
12:00 1:00pm Hot Buffet Lunch

1:00 –1:15 pm

Opening Remarks and 2019 CDF Objectives - Curtis Rempel, CCC Vice President, Crop Production and Innovation

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Canola Council of Canada IPM Agronomy Messaging for 2019/20


Weed Management: Ian Epp, CCC Agronomy Specialist

Insect Management: Keith Gabert, CCC Agronomy Specialist

Disease Management: Clint Jurke, CCC Agronomy Director

2:15 – 2:45 pm

2019 Canola Industry Update - Curtis Rempel, CCC Vice President, Crop Production and Innovation 

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Networking Break and Speaker's Corner

3:15 – 3:25 pm

Canola Agronomic Research Program & Canadian Agriculture Partnership Funded Research Updates - TBA 

3:25 – 4:55 pm

IPM Research Projects Highlights


Patch Management for Clubroot Control: Mary Ruth McDonald, University of Guelph

Genetic Resources for Integrated Pest Management: Dwayne Hegedus, AAFC Saskatoon

Biotechnologies Role in Integrated Pest Management: Steven Whyard, University of Manitoba

4:55 5:10 pm Research Hub - Taryn Dickson, CCC Resource Manager 
5:10 – 5:15 pm Day 1 Closing Remarks

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception (Delta Hotel by Marriott)

7:30 – 8:15 am Hot Buffet Breakfast and Opening Remarks

8:15 – 8:30 am

Current IPM Strategy for Canola Production - Warren Ward, CCC Agronomy Specialist

8:30 – 10:00 am

Transitioning into Stronger Crop Rotations


Tyler Wist, AAFC Saskatoon

Biologicals: Emerging technologies for growers: John Kruse, PlantResponse Biotech

Crop Production Decisions - Dollars and Sense: Murray Hartman

10:00 – 10:30 am

Networking Break and Speaker's Corner

10:30 – 11:30 am

Producer Panel:  Measuring IPM success


Scott Keller, Alberta Farmer

Troy LaForge, Saskatchewan Farmer

Shane Friesen, Manitoba Farmer

Dana Maxwell, President and CEO, Ag-Quest

Moderator: Daryl Domitruk, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Understanding and Interpreting Clubroot Testing


Clubroot pathotypes:  Keisha Hollman, University of Alberta
Clubroot soil sampling: Kim Kenward, 20/20 Seed Labs

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Hot Buffet Lunch

1:15 – 2:30  pm

Emerging Threats: Farming in a regulatory world


Alan Schlachter, CropLife Canada

Canola Industry’s 2019 Neonic Water Monitoring Program: Mark Walker, Canadian Canola Growers Association

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Networking Break and Speaker's Corner

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Market Access: Stewardship of IPM technology


Jennifer Marchand, Cargill Ltd.
Gord Kurbis, Canada Grains Council

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Recap & Planning for the future - Curtis Rempel, CCC

7:30 – 8:15 am Registration and Hot Buffet Breakfast (West Concourse - First Floor)
8:15 8:30 am CLUB DAY: Welcome remarks and overview of the day (CCC)
8:30  9:15 am Topic 1 – Deploying a resistant variety
Understanding the risks and challenges associated with using susceptible vs resistant varieties
Moderators: Greg Sekulic/Clint Jurke
9:15  9:45 am Topic 2 – Naming of varieties
Creating a consistent naming system and understanding the various sources/generations of resistance
Moderator: Igor Falak
9:45  10:30 am Topic 3 – Using various sources/generations of resistance in rotation
What is the most durable way to use the current sources and generations of resistance?
Moderator: Rudolph Fredua-Agyeman
10:30  10:45 am Networking Break
10:45  11:30 am Topic 4 – Pathotyping and naming pathotypes
Is the Industry able to support a change in naming pathotypes, or are we already too familiar with the current system(s) to risk change?
Moderator: John Guelly
11:30 am  12:00 pm Topic 5 – Labeling varieties according to pathotype naming
Should we be pushing for labelling bags (varieties) according to pathotype resistance?
Moderator: Jed Christianson
12:00  1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00  2:00 pm Topic 6 – Understanding Soil Sampling
Understanding the benefits and challenges associated with this valuable tool
Moderator: Murray Hartman