updated March 4, 2019 (note: the PLSC undergraduates will NOT be presenting their thesis projects at the workshop)
day 1 agenda
Room 1
Room 2
Time Crop and Soil Management
(CEU:0.5 = NM; 0.5 = SW)
Chair: Jessica Weber
Crop Protection
(CEU:1.5 = IPM)
Chair: Tyler Wist
9:00 – 9:15 Water Footprint for Pulse, Cereal, and Oilseed Crops in Saskatchewan, Canada
Bing Cheng Si
The origins of aster leafhoppers to the Western Canadian prairies
Karolina Pusz-Bochenska
9:15 – 9:30 Fall 2018 soil nutrient supply rates, what do the trends show?
Edgar H. Hammermeister
Crop sequence study of Fusarium head blight of wheat and barley
Maria Alejandra Oviedo-Ludena
9:30 – 9:45 Economic Assessment of Pulse Crop Rotations in Western Canada
Mohammad Khakbazan
Yield losses in blackleg of canola and pyraclostrobin sensitivity in populations of Leptosphaeria maculans
Yixiao Wang
9:45 – 10:00 Impacts of Cover Crops and Crop Residues on Phosphorus Losses in Cold Climates: A Review
Jian Liu
Clubroot development and quantification of Plasmodiophora brassicae DNA in canola root tissue following treatment with lime products
Nicole Fox
10:00 - 10:15 Soil Applied Contans WG as an Integrated Management Approach
Gary A Kruger
10:15 – 10:45 thirty minute break
  Soil Management and Microbiology
(CEU:1.5 = SW)
Chair: Jessica Weber
Crop Development and Management
(CEU:1.5 = CM)
Chair: Jim Ferry
10:45 – 11:00 Microbial Metropolis: Understanding how legume pasture systems interact with soil microbial communities and subsequent greenhouse gas emissions
Jesse Reimer

Evaluation of Performances of 14 Alfalfa Populations with Long-Term Grazing History
Hu Wang

11:00 – 11:15 Investigation of soil microbial factors related to greater than expected residue induced N2O emissions from canola (Brassica napus L.)
Akeem Shorunke
Effect of thawing and re-hydration on the cold hardiness of long-term sub-zero acclimated winter cereals
Ian R Willick
11:15 – 11:30 Nitrogen fixation in the prairies: did decades of no-tillage restore free-living nitrogen fixation in crop fields?
Sina Adl
Genetic variation and stability of agronomic and quality traits in soybean varieties grown in western Canada between 2013 and 2018
Katema Daba
11:30 – 11:45 Dynamics of root-associated fungal community of canola genotypes in Saskatchewan soils
Navid Bazghaleh
Allelic diversity of HMW and LMW glutenin subunits and ω-gliadins in Canadian hard red spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) developed over 150 years
Maria Fleitas
11:45 – 12:00 GreenSTEM™s microbe technology is an efficient, effective, and affordable way to clean up fuel and chemical spills.
Zakia Boubakir
Plant resistance to abiotic stress through avoidance, research highlights  over the last 5 years
Karen Tanino
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH; 
  Room 1 Room 2
  Soil fertility and management
(CEU:1.5 = NM)
Chair: Sara Lemmerich
General Agronomy and Agroecosystems
(CEU1.5 = CM)
Chair: Doug Fehr
1:00 – 1:15 Observations of water absorption by fertilizers
Lyle Cowell
The carbon life cycle assessment of shelterbelt tree and shrub seedling production in Saskatchewan
Lindsey Rudd
1:15 – 1:30 Response of Soybean and Lentils to Starter Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers in a Brown Chernozem
Wasanthika H. Galpottage Dona 
Exploring Agroecological Practices in Canada
Haben Asgedom Tedla
1:30– 1:45 Seed Row Phosphorus to Canola seed ratio
Curtis de Gooijer
Effects of climate change on the radial growth of shelterbelts across the brown, dark brown, and black soil zones of Saskatchewan
Brook Howat
1:45 - 2:00 Better management of phosphorus with variable rate and methods of management zone delineation
Wes Anderson, PAg
Optimal Seeding Rate Based on Seed Size in Canola
Christiane Catellier
2:00 – 2:15 The Impact of DCD and NBPT Concentration on Nitrification and Volatilization
Rigas Karamanos
Influence of synthetic mulches to improve certified organic hardneck garlic (Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon) production in the British Columbia Southern Interior.
Matthew Carr
2:15-2:30 fifteen-minute break
  Soil management
(CEU:1 = NM; 0.5 = SW)
Chair: Kate Congreves
Pasture and grazing systems
(CEU:1 = CM)
Chair: Doug Fehr
2:30 – 2:45 Effect of Subsurface and Surface Tillage on Structure and Permeability of Solonetzic and Chernozemic Soils
Raul Avila
Sod-seeding for pasture rejuvenation: a review
Paul Jefferson
2:45 – 3:00 Growing Leguminous Green Manure Instead of Summer Fallow Drove the Stabilisation of the Increased Soil Organic Carbon on Dryland
Zhiyuan Yao
Forage Yield, Forage Quality, Cattle Grazing Capacity and Cost of Production of an Annual Polycrop Mixture versus Barley Swath Grazing
Jacqueline Toews
3:00 – 3:15 Effects of novel non-bloat legumes on C and N pools in pasture systems
Gazali Issah
Defining Agronomic Practices for Forage Corn Production in Saskatchewan
Charley Sprenger
3:15 – 3:30 Determining soil nitrogen transformation using enzymology in response to varying N treatments across four diverse Brassica napus (canola) lines
Shanay Williams
Legume based pasture rejuvenation for greenhouse gas outcomes
Dr. Joel Ens
3:30 – 3:45 Evaluation of novel elemental sulphur fertilizer
Doon Pauly
day 2 agenda - agronomy workshop

Mind Your P, and Bring Your Q's!
(Northern Great Plains 4R P Fertilizer Symposium)

Careful management of P fertility and fertilizer is essential for maintaining the agronomic and economic sustainability of crop production in the Northern Great Plains, as well protecting water quality in this region. Towards these two complementary goals, agronomists and farmers are being encouraged to employ the “4R” principles of sound nutrient management stewardship, using the “right” source, rate, placement and timing for P fertilization. The purpose of this Symposium is to present the findings of a new review of P fertilizer management research in the Northern Great Plains and gather feedback about this review, as well as to identify the knowledge gaps where further research would be helpful.

8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks - 2019 Soils and Crops Chair: Joel Peru plus Morning Chair, Melissa Arcand
8:35-9:00 Intro to P Fertilizer Mgmt & History of the Redbook - Lyle Cowell
8:35-9:00 P Fertilizer Source & Rate - Cindy Grant & Don Flaten
9:30-10:00 P Fertilizer Placement & Timing - Cindy Grant & Don Flaten
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Discussion and Questions about P Source, Rate, Placement, Timing from Technical Advisory Panel (see list below) and Audience

12:00-12:55 Lunch (includes graduate student award presentations)
12:55-1:00 Afternoon Chair’s Remarks - Fran Walley
1:00-1:30 Bringing it together - Don Flaten
1:30-1:45 Research and knowledge gaps - Cindy Grant

Discussion and Questions about Bringing it together & Research and Knowledge gaps from Technical Advisory Panel (see list below) and Audience

3:15-3:25 Concluding Remarks for P Symposium - Don Flaten
3:25-3:30 Concluding Remarks for Soils and Crops Workshop - Melissa Arcand, 2020 Soils and Crops Chair

Authors/Presenters for the 4R Fertilizer P Management Review:

  • Cindy Grant (Retired Research Scientist, AAFC Brandon Research Station)
  • Don Flaten (Professor, Soil Fertility, U. of Manitoba)

Technical Advisory Panel:

  • John Heard (Manitoba Agriculture Crop Nutrition Specialist, Carman, MB)
  • Ross McKenzie (retired Alberta Agriculture Agronomy Research Scientist, Lethbridge, AB)
  • Lyle Cowell (Nutrien agronomist, Tisdale, SK and co-author of 1993 review chapter on P)
  • Jeff Schoenau (Professor, Soil Fertility, U. of Saskatchewan)
  • Rigas Karamanos (Senior Agronomist, Koch Fertilizer Canada)
  • Les Henry (Professor Emeritus, Soil Science, U. of Saskatchewan)
  • Len Kryzanowski (Director, Environmental Strategy & Research Section, Alberta Ag. & Forestry)
  • Tom Bruulsema (Vice-President, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

Soils and Crops 2020 - March 10-11
Soils and Crops 2021 - March 16-17
Soils and Crops 2022 - March 8-9

poster agenda

Forage yield of grass-legumes mixtures under cutting in a drought year
Bai, Y. and Schellenberg, M.P.

Digging into Research;
Barker, B.

Toward Sustainable Nitrogen Management in Vegetable Production: Balancing Yield and Nitrogen Use Efficiency
Farzadfar, S., Taylor, J.M., Knight, J.D. and Congreves, K.A.

Evaluating Greenhouse Tomato and Pepper Input Efficiency Use in Kosovo
Frangu, B., Sheerin Popp, J., Thomsen, M., Musliu, A.

Performance of LumisenaTM Fungicide Seed Treatment for the control of Phytophthora sojae in soybean
Fehr, D., Vanhie, M., Alam, S.

Response of Black Bean, Lentil and Chick Pea to Starter Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers
Galpottage Dona, W.H., King, T., Schoenau, J.

Uncovering the Genetic Architecture of Spike Related Traits in Bread Wheat: A Viable Alternative to Increase Yield Potential
Gerard, G.S., Alquday, A., Lohwasser, U., Börner, A., Simón, M.R.

Contrasting yields of Bluebunch Wheatgrass genetic sources
Hagman, K., Schellenberg, M.

Anticipating soybean Response to Potassium Fertilization in Manitoba
Hammermeister, E., Bremer, E.

Soil Respiration Before and After 22 Years of No-Till Management
Hangs, R., and Schoenau, J.

Updated Phosphorus Rate Guidelines for Manitoba
Heard, J.

Baking quality of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is influenced by fractionation of nitrogen fertilization
Hellemans, T., Dewitte, K., De Leyn, I., Haesaert, G. and Eeckhout, M.

Virulence and pathotype characterization of Plasmodiophora brassicae populations collected from clubroot resistant canola cultivars in Western Canada 2018
Hollman, K.B. Hwang, S.F., Manolii, V.P., Strelkov, S.E.

Fall and Spring Placement of Nitrogen Fertilizers. Where do Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Fit?
Karamanos, R.

Biological detoxification of Fusarium mycotoxins by Sphaerodes mycoparasitica
Kim, S.H., Vujanovic, V.

Detection and evaluation of residual effects by defeated stripe rust resistance genes in common wheat
Nabetani, K., Kutcher, H.R., Wiebe, K., Pozniak, C.J.

The effect of soil moisture on nitrous oxide flux and production pathway in different soil types
Phan, T., Congreves, K.A., Farrell, R.E.

Influence of soil moisture and temperature on micronutrient supply, uptake and biomass yield of wheat, pea, and canola
Rahman, N., Schoenau, J.

Bioavailability of metsulfuron and sulfentrazone herbicides in soil as affected by amendment with two contrasting willow biochars.
Szmigielski, A. Schoenau, J.

Do long-term crop rotation legacies influence crop residue decomposition dynamics and potential soil N2O emissions?
Taveira, C., Farrell, R.E., Congreves, K.A.

Sphaerodes mycoparasitica scaled-up bioinoculant product for biocontrol of FHB under Saskatchewan drought farming conditions
Vujanovic, V., Hucl, P., Kim, S.H., Ganeshan, P., Cuthbert R.

Nitrogen cycling in root associated soils at bolting, flowering and seed pod filling across eight diverse Brassica napus (canola) lines
Williams, S., Vail, S., Helgason, B., Siciliano, S.,

Developing a soil health assessment protocol for Saskatchewan producers
Wu, Q., Congreves, K.

past agronomy workshop themes

The addition of an Agronomy workshop was added to the Soils and Crops Agenda in 2009.  The themes for the Agronomy workshops have been as follows:

2009 Pesticide Resistance Workshop (Chair: Tom Jensen)
2010 Soil and Water (Chair: Tom Jensen)
2011 Crop Establishment (Chair: Sherrilyn Phelps)
2012 Nutrient Management (Chair: Patrick Moolecki)
2013 Canola Agronomy (Chair: Trish Meyers)
2014 Emerging Crops (Chair: Lyle Cowell)
2015 Plant Disease Issues on the Prairies (Chair: Randy Kutcher)
2016 Pests and Pulses (Chair: Erin Campbell)
2017 Retooling the Ag Diagnostics Toolbox (Chair: Ryan Hangs)
2018 Soil-What's in the Horizon? (Chair: Scott Anderson)
2019 Mind Your P...Bring Your Q's, Northern Great Plains 4R Fertilizer P Management Symposium (Chair: Joel Peru)