Join us at our Grower Information Workshop and Annual General Meeting!!Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission is pleased to announce that Nicole Anderson, Assistant Professor with Oregon State University will provide a presentation at the upcoming Forage Seed Grower Workshop on December 5, 2013 in Nipawin Saskatchewan.
Oregon is home to the largest forage seed industry in North America with annual sales of about $400 Million. Ms. Anderson is a specialist in forage seed research and extension in Oregon. She will discuss the current research occurring in her area as well as provide an update on trends and issues in the Oregon forage seed industry.
Ms. Anderson’s recent projects include:
- Effect of Foliar Applications of Plant Growth Regulator on Red Clover Seed Crops;
- Effects of Fungicides Applied at Two Timings on Seed Yield in Tall Fescue;
- Evaluation of Insecticides for Management of Clover Crown Borer in Red Clover Seed; and
- Bumble Bee Diversity, Abundance, and Pollination in Crimson Clover and Hairy Vetch.
Dr. Fran Walley, University of Saskatchewan, will present initial results from her research project on Enhancing Nitrogen Use Efficiency in forage grass seed crops.
Stu Brandt, Manager, Northeast Agricultural Research Foundation will review the 2013 forage seed weed control and copper fertility projects.
Dr. Bruce Coulman, U of S will provide an update on the new Plant Breeder Position.
David Wong, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will speak on the Forage Seed Market Update via webcast.
At the SFSDC Annual General Meeting, growers can review the SFSDC financials and activities as well as have the opportunity for input into future plans.
December 5, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackpine Room, Evergreen Centre
Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
Funding provided through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial-initiative.
Posted November 14, 2013