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Dec 10

Agronomy Update 2020

Posted on Dec 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Be part of Agronomy Update 2020

January 7 to 8, 2020 at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly the Sheraton).

  • Agronomy Update features the latest information for grain producers, crop advisors and industry partners. Topics range from disease, insect, weed and soil management to smart farming, biosecurity, crop rotations and crop agronomy.
  • This 2-day conference is an excellent opportunity for networking. Extra time has been built into the program to allow participants to mingle amongst themselves or connect with leading agricultural scientists about relevant soil and crop research results and current grain production issues.
  • Continuing Education Units are available for Certified Crop Advisors, Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Science Consultants.

Early bird registration assures a lower price.


Tuesday, January 7

Disease Management

  • 2019 at 20/20: Seed Lab Results – Sarah Foster
  • Cereals & Oilseeds: 2019 Overview & 2020 Outlook – Dr. Kelly Turkington
  • Pulse Diseases in 2019 & the Disease Outlook for 2020 – Robyne Bowness Davidson
  • Clubroot Update 2019 – Existing/new areas, Pathotyping & Graduate Research – Brittany Hennig

Insect Management

  • Harnessing the Power of Pheromones for Insect Pest Monitoring – Dr. Boyd Mori
  • Beneficial Insects: Field Heroes – Jennifer Otani
  • Provincial Insect Update – Scott Meers

 Weed Management

  • Alberta’s Current Weed Survey Results – Dr. Julia Leeson
  • Herbicide Resistance in Alberta; Comparisons with Australia – Dr. Hugh Beckie
  • Wild Oat Cross-resistance & the Importance of Resistance Testing – Dr. Charles Geddes
  • The Truth About Tank Mixing & Multiple Modes of Action – Dr. Breanne Tidemann
  • Keeping It Clean with Glyphosate – Dr. Breanne Tidemann
  • Maintaining an Export-Ready Crop: the Importance of MRLs – Greg Bartley


  • Smart Farming: A Glimpse into the Future – Dr. Joy Agnew
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Buzzing into the Next Decade – Kelly Boles

Networking – Meet and greet

Wednesday, January 8

Soil Management

  • Soil Science from the Ground Up – Dr. Tom Jensen
  • Mycorrhizas in Sustainable Agricultural Practices – Dr. Monika Gorzelak
  • Evaluation of Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizer Products in Western Canada – Dr. Symon Mezbahuddin

Crop Agronomy

  • Managing CWRS Wheat for Yield & Protein Goals – Dr. Sheri Strydhorst
  • Ultra-early Spring Wheat Planting Can Increase Grain Yield & Cropping System Stability in Western Canada – Dr. Brian Beres

Crop Rotations – various speakers (60 minutes)


  • Meet and greet


  • Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species on Your Farm through Biosecurity – Krista Zuzak
  • Evidence Based Agronomy-Choosing Crop Management Practices that Work – Dr. Dan Heaney

Industry Updates

“Continuing Education Units are available for certified crop advisors, pesticide applicators and certified crop science consultants”



Register online

  • Payment options: VISA, MasterCard, American Express or cheque
  • If GST exempt, please call the Registration number

Register by phone: 1-800-387-6030

  • Please note that phone-in registration will be unavailable Dec. 24, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020. Online registration will still be accessible during this time.  

Cancellation Policy:

  • Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received up to and including January 3, 2020.
  • Refunds will be subject to a 10% administration fee.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after January 3, 2020.

A limited number of rooms have been set aside
at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel until Dec. 21, 2019 at 5 pm. Please mention AGRONOMY UPDATE when booking.

Phone: 1-800-662-7197, email:


Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly the Sheraton). 3310 – 50 Avenue (Gaetz Avenue) Red Deer, Alberta


A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel until December 21, 2019 at 5 pm. Please mention AGRONOMY UPDATE when booking.

Phone: 1-800-662-7197

Adult Early Bird:

After January 3, 2020: $190

Student: $100

Price includes GST, presentations, proceedings booklet, 2 meals, 3 coffee breaks and 75 minutes of networking time.

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