Mar 2016

Think Wheat presentations

Sask Wheat recently held the first Think Wheat extension meetings in Prince Albert and Regina. The farmers and agrologists in attendance were given the latest information on the agrology and marketing of wheat.

The  presentations from the sessions are available below. Please click on the name of the presentation to open a PDF version.

The Agronomy Behind High Yielding Wheat

  • Thom Weir, Farmer’s Edge

PGRs & MRLs – What You Need to Know this Season

  • Stu Brandt, Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation

Spray Timing and Application

  • Tom Wolf, AgriMetrix

What’s New in Wheat Varieties: Selections from the Seed Guide

  • Jim Downey, SeCan

Disease Management

  • Randy Kutcher, University of Saskatchewan

The Importance of Getting your Grain Graded

  • Jim Smolik, Canadian Grain Commission

The Basics of Marketing Your Grain

  • Marlene Boersch, Mercantile Consulting Venture Inc.

 Market Export Basis and How it Affects Your Grain Marketing

  • Richard Gray, University of Saskatchewan

Grain Market Outlook

  • Bruce Burnett, G3


Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to seeing even more producers for the 2017 Think Wheat meetings.

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