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Forage Seed Crop Tour to be hosted in Dauphin Date: July 10, 2014
Location: Dauphin Lake Golf Course (east of Dauphin on Hwy #20)
Time: Buffet Breakfast and Registration - 9:00 am

The tour promises to be a great learning opportunity for growers.  For more information please contact the Manitoba Forage Seed Association @ 204-376-3309.
Thank you to our sponsors;  BrettYoung, Imperial Seed, Interlake Forage Seeds, International Pollination Systems, Nortstar Seed, Pickseed
2009 Herbicide Trials in Alfalfa Seed Crops Options for Chemical Weed Control in Alfalfa seed crops

Control of Canada thistle in Alfalfa is still a large concern for seed producers. MFSA is investigating control measures in the form of herbicides.
Beneficial Insects in Alfalfa Fields Insect fauna of alfalfa fields contains mainly two major groups, i.e. beneficial insects and destructive insects or insect pests. The Later one contains insects that can cause damage to different parts of alfalfa plants in various stages of growth. Alfalfa has many insect pests, such as Lygus bugs, alfalfa plant bugs, pea aphid, alfalfa weevils and grasshoppers. The beneficial insects can be divided into true predators and parasitoids.
Birdsfoot Trefoil Seed Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Birdsfoot trefoil is a rather deep-rooted perennial and can be long-lived in areas where it is adapted. Trefoil pods are very prone to shatter, therefore the long-lived reputation of this crop can often be attributed to the growth and seed production of volunteers. It thrives on poorly drained soils of moderate to high acidity, and is also fairly tolerant of salinity. The traditional production area was eastern Canada, but winterhardy varieties have resulted in a large movement of seed acres to Manitoba.

Manitoba Forage Seed

Growing and Selling Organic Forage Seed

Goal: To introduce mainstream and organic producers to the market opportunities for organic forage seed. Growers will learn from Martin Entz and Douglas Cattani of the University of Manitoba and from experienced organic forage seed growers what it takes to grow high quality, weed free forage for seed. They will also learn about the markets for this crop from MAFRI’s organic marketing specialist and from Paul Gregory, owner of Interlake Forage Seeds, Canada’s largest organic forage seed buyer.

Date: April 16, 2012, registration begins at 9 am and the workshop starts at 10 am.

Location: Food Development Centre, Portage la Prairie, MB
810 Phillips Street in the McMillan Industrial Park
Cost: $20, includes an organic lunch

Pre-registration is required for both workshops.
Call or email Jacqueline Simpson-Cleaver at 204 239-3362; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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