The Manitoba Forage Seed Association is pleased to welcome you to the 2018 Forage Seed Conference which is scheduled for January 7 & 8 in Winnipeg at the Victoria Inn.  The conference theme is Building for the Future.   For more than 25 years the Manitoba Forage Seed Association has brought together researchers, industry and growers to learn about new opportunities in the, discuss strategies to improve productions practises and share experiences.
Sunday is an evening of refreshments, good food and fellowship, an opportunity to kick back and relax with growers, discuss the past growing season and learn.

On Monday the conference opens with a speaker from Barenburg, one of the most innovative companies in the world and a major player in the forage seed sector.  The day continues with an Industry/Producer panel addressing a variety of issues growers face from alfalfa weevil resistance to new technology.  Other topics on the agenda are MFSA plant growth regulator research, multi-year perennial ryegrass seed production work being conducted in Minnesota, leafcutter bee research and the role of micro nutrients.  

January 7 – 8, 2018
Victoria Inn, Winnipeg
Agenda Subject to Change

Sunday, January 7th

6:00 pm
Exhibit Set-Up & Conference Registration

7:00 pm
Wine & Cheese Reception

Monday, January 8th

6:45 am
Registration Desk Opens

7:00 am Breakfast Buffet & Annual General Meeting

9:30 am Conference Opening & Welcome

9:35 am Current Market Condition, Where are they Heading & Developing Markets
Dr. Peter Balerstedt, Barenburg USA

10:30 am Refreshments/Exhibits/Networking   
11:00 am Leafcutter Bees: Pesticides, Pathogens and Food
Dr. Danica Baines, Lethbridge Research Center,  AAFC

11:30 am Plant Growth Regulators on Perennial Ryegrass and Other Grasses
Roger Burak, MFSA Research Manager

12:00 pm Lunch & Display

1:30 pm Exploring Alternative Management Options for Multi-year Perennial Ryegrass Seed Production
Garett Heineck, University of Minnesota
2:00 pm  Industry/Producer Panel                             
-Alfalfa Weevil Resistance, Fred Preston, Producer  
-Embracing Technology
2:30 pm Role of Micro Nutrients for Optimal Yields in Forage Seed Production
Rigas Karamanos, Senior Agronomist, Koch Agronomic

3:30 pm Refresh Your Micro-Nutrients with a          
Micro Brew

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