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
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No cost to register for the event.

MFSA would thank our sponsors for their generous support
Beaver Plastics
DLF Pickseed Canada
Interlake Pollinations Systems Canada
Imperial Seed
Interlake Forage Seed Association
Interlake Agi Ltd
Northstar Seeds