Mar 2019

Think Wheat - Moose Jaw, March 12

Sask Wheat will be holding a Think Wheat extension meeting on March 12, 2019 in Moose Jaw. The Think Wheat meetings bring producers the latest information on wheat agronomy and marketing.

Speakers will include:

  • Marlene Boersch of Mercantile Consulting (global wheat markets and opportunities)
  • Dean Dias of the Canadian International Grains Institute (export market requirements)
  • Tyler Wist of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (wheat midge control)
  • Chris Holzapfel of Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation (FHB control, PGRs, wheat agronomy)
  • Jim Downey of SeCan (new varieties and selections from the Seed Guide)
  • Josh Lade, a grain producer who farms near Osler (weed control and herbicide resistance)

Location: Heritage Inn (1590 Main Street North)

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Program begins: 9 a.m.

Refreshments and lunch will be served.

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