Plan now to attend the MB Forage Seed Association Summer Crop Tour being hosted in the Arborg area and learn about the crop production research presently being conducted in the forage seed industry. The meeting point will be PESAI site, 2 miles west of Arborg on highway 68.
Date: July 12, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm (PESAI)
Dinner: 6:00 pm (Arborg & District Heritage Village)
• Perennial Rye and Meadow Fescue establishment under liberty link canola
• Pre-seed herbicides on Alfalfa, trefoil, meadow fescue and perennial rye
• Chaperone/Classic herbicide on alfalfa
To Register please call Lisa @ 204-376-3309 or
Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the members of the Manitoba Forage Seed Association Inc will be held on January 12, 2024 at 10:30 am at the Victoria Inn, Wpg. Member is defined as an individual or entity who has paid a levy fee for the sale of forage seed crops between the period of July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023.
To register for the Grower Forum & AGM contact Lisa at 204-376-3309 / email:
Agenda & Registration information can be found below.
MFSA would like to thank our generous sponsors:
Beaver Plastics, BrettYoung, DLF Canada, Imperial Seed, International Pollination Systems, Interlake Forage Seeds, Interlake Agri Ltd, DSV Northstar, Manitoba Ag Services Corporation.
Thursday, January 11th
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Greet & Meet Hospitality Room
Friday, January 12th
8:00 am Registration & Coffee
8:55 am Conference Opening & Welcome
Lucas Menold, MFSA President
Forage Seed Outlook & Update
9:00 am Update on the Forage Industry
Forage Seed Production
9:30 am Herbicide & Fungicide Options
Roger Burak, MFSA Research Manager
10:15 am Coffee Break / Refreshment Break
10:30 am MFSA Annual General Meeting
– Leafcutter bee research presentation from Gail MacInnis
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Peace Region Production and Research Update
Calvin Yoder, Forage Seed Specialist
1:45 pm Know Your Enemy
Kim Brown, Provincial Weeds Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture
2:30 pm Coffee Break / Refreshments
3:00 pm Biology & Management of Armyworms, Grasshoppers, Alfalfa Weevil & Lygus bugs in Forage Crops John Gavloski, Entomologist, Manitoba Agriculture
3:45 pm Provincial Apiculture Office Update
Derek Micholson, Provincial Apiarist, Manitoba Agriculture
4:15 pm Optimizing Spray Applications for Forage Producers
Tom Wolf, Spray Application Specialist
5:30 pm Closing Remarks
Please take note that the meeting rooms have changed from previous years. New location for meeting will be in rooms Carlton and Wellington B
January 26, 9:30 am
Marla Riekman - Building a Resilient Soil System. Marla’s presentation will highlight the importance of building a resilient soil, by adopting practices that improve soil structure, build soil carbon, improve nutrient cycling, and help buffer the impact of moisture extremes to support crop productivity.” Marla is a Soil Management Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture.
Roger Burak - 2021 Forage Seed Research. Trials consist of Parlay and Manipulator on grass seed crops, herbicide screening in trefoil, an alternative nitrogen product, and establishing grass seed crops under Liberty Link canola. Roger is the Research Manager of the Manitoba Forage Seed Association.
Scott Harer - Changing Markets & Production Dynamics in the Seed Industry. Grass seed production and market dynamics in North America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe will be discussed. Scott is the Vice President of Columbia Seeds LLC, Oregon.
January 27, 9:30 am
Nicole Anderson - Current Trends in in Oregon Grass Seed Production. Nicole’s presentation will consist of current trends in Oregon grass seed production, new plant growth regulator research, herbicides & other weed management strategies. Nicole is a Field Crop Extension Agent, Oregon State University.
Slava Dubchenko – Tips & Tricks for Interpreting Your Soil Sample Analyses.
Slava will be giving a refresher on how to interpret your soil analysis correctly in order to achieve optimum plant health & yield. Slava is Crop Management Advisor, Nutrient Ag Solutions.
MFSA Annual General Meeting – Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the members of the Manitoba Forage Seed Association will be held virtually on January 27, 2022 at 11:30 am. Member is defined as an individual or entity who has paid a levy fee on the sale of a forage seed crop between the period of July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021.
To Register phone Heather at 204-376-3309 or email
No cost to register for the event.
MFSA would thank our sponsors for their generous support
DLF Pickseed Canada
Interlake Pollinations Systems Canada
Interlake Forage Seed Association
Interlake Agi Ltd
Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
January 10, 2022
Notice is herby given that the AGM of the members of the Manitoba Forage Seed Association Inc. will be held at the Victoria Inn, Wpg, Manitoba on January 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
Members is defined as an individual who has paid a levy fee on the sale of a forage seed crop between the period of July 2018 – June 2021. Deadline for Resolutions is December 23, 2021.
Manitoba Public Health orders require that all attendees must provide evidence of being double vaccinated to enter the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre. Masks mandatory
All resolutions must be submitted by Friday, December 10, 2021. Please contact the MFSA office for Resolution Templates:
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