ARD Winter Webinar Series 2014

 
 
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 Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has information you need to know. You have likely heard us on the radio on ‘Call of the Land’, read about our projects in the newspapers, or joined us in person at community halls and meeting rooms across Alberta. This winter we are offering another opportunity for you to learn about what’s going on at ARD – the ARD Winter Webinar Series 2014.
  • This is a series of one-hour webinars - at a common time and place - Wednesdays at 1:30 PM MST, starting January 8, 2014.
  • In real time it is interactive - you can get answers directly from the ‘expert’, and learn from other audience members.
  • You can also participate on your own time if you prefer to watch the recorded webinar after the fact…recorded webinars will be posted right here on Ropin’ the Web!
  • The speakers and topics are timely and relevant, a complete line-up with links to register are listed below.
  • Join us – it’s free!
How do I Register to Participate?
See below for webinar links
Notice of Collection:
The personal information that you provide to register for this webinar will be used for the administration of the webinar series only. It is collected under the authority of section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSA 2000) and is protected by the provisions of the Act. If you have any questions about the collection or use of your information please contact the Ag Education Coordinator, Ag Industry Extension and Training Branch, Agriculture and Rural Development, 7000 113 ST NW, Room 200, Edmonton AB T6H 5T6, phone: 780.427.4582, email: lori.mcrae@gov.ab.ca

Who are the Speakers, what are the Topics, Dates and Times?
All sessions will run live at 1:30 PM on consecutive Wednesdays from January 8 to March 26, 2014.

January 8, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Late blight of Potato and Tomato – Alberta Situation and Management Strategies
Presenter: Michael Harding, Research Scientist, Plant Pathology, Pest Surveillance Branch.
Presentation Content: Late blight devastated potato crops across Europe in the late 19th Century. Today late blight occurs worldwide, including here in Alberta, and can result in significant costs to industry due to yield losses and the cost of management. Join us for an overview of this disease and an update on its’ current standing in Alberta. We will discuss disease symptoms and management strategies for growers, depending on the time of season.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=669968845
Webinar Recording:
Late Blight of Potato and Tomato Webinar

January 15, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Fibre Processing and Conversion to Advance Biomaterials in Alberta
Presenter: Patti Breland, Ruth DeSantis and Lori-Jo Graham, Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch
Presentation Content: Join us as we highlight fibre processing and conversion and its importance to advance biomaterials in Alberta. We will share information about processing flax and hemp fibre in Alberta and the available technology. The Biomaterials team is part of the Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and specializes in enabling the agriculture industry to take advantage of opportunities in biomaterials by providing science, engineering and business development services.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=662208542
Webinar Recording:
Fibre Processing and Conversion to Advance Biomaterials in Alberta Webinar

January 22, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Growing Forward 2 in Alberta
Presenter: Wendy Grosfield, Growing Forward 2 Portfolio Lead, Growing Forward Coordination and Program Policy Branch
Presentation Content: Growing Forward 2 evolved from the foundation provided by Growing Forward and consultations with producers, producer groups, processors and other industry stakeholders across the province. Listen in for an overview of Growing Forward 2 in Alberta, including; what programs are available to industry, how programs are delivered, how to access information on GF2 programs and who to contact for more information.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=663927649
Webinar Recording:
Growing forward 2 in Alberta

January 29, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Aquatic Invasive Species: Protecting Alberta’s Irrigation Industry
Presenter: Nicole Seitz, Water Research Specialist, Water Quality Branch
Presentation Content: Did you realize that Alberta, a land-locked province, is actively involved in a province-wide prevention program against aquatic invasive species (AIS)? AIS, specifically Zebra and Quagga mussels, pose a significant threat to Alberta’s irrigation industry by impairing water conveyance infrastructure such as irrigation pipelines. The main vector of transport for AIS is on trailered watercraft from infested areas. Join us to learn more about Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s commitment to preventing the establishment of AIS in Alberta.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664854263
Webinar Recording:
Aquatic Invasive Species: Protecting Alberta's Irrigation Industry

February 5, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
The Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch: Moving Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy
Presenter: Hong Qi, Jeannette Sarac, Jeff Bell, and Marc Legault from the Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch
Presentation Content: The Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch has highly dedicated professional service providers whose primary objective is to enable industry through the application of science, engineering and business development support. In this overview we will be highlighting our Branch projects and services, and sharing our success stories.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=666036031
Webinar Recording:
The Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch: Moving Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy

February 12, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Stacking Agronomic Practices to Achieve Maximum Wheat Yield
Presenter: Sheri Strydhorst, Agronomy Research Scientist, Food and Bio-Industrial Crops Branch
Presentation Content: In the summer of 2013, news that a new research study could increase yields and profitability for Alberta wheat producers was released through Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Join us live as we hear that very promising first year results found that dual fungicide increased wheat yields up to 33 bushels/acre.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=663923525
Webinar Recording:
Stacking Agronomic Practices to Achieve Maximum Wheat Yield

February 19, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Compost Biodegradation of Livestock Mortalities
Presenter: Tim Reuter, Beef Molecular Biologist, Livestock Research Branch
Presentation Content: Have you ever wondered if composting procedure can be suitable for all common livestock mortalities even under diverse setup conditions? Composting creates conditions which substantially challenge the survival of most pathogenic microorganisms. Research suggests that infectious bacteria, protozoa and viruses are rapidly inactivated by elevated physiochemical compost conditions. In addition to carcass disposal, composting can be an efficient manure and agricultural by-product management practice creating renewable resources, additional value and on-farm income. Join us to learn more!
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=661437537
Webinar Recording:
Compost Biodegradation of Livestock Mortalities

February 26, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
The Economic Contribution of Alberta’s Rural Communities: An Update
Presenter: Colin Gosselin, Senior Project Coordinator, Rural Initiative and Research Branch
Presentation Content: Join us for an important update of the Conference Board of Canada’s landmark study examining the demographic and economic conditions in Alberta’s rural communities over three Censuses: 2001, 2006, and 2011. This study makes the case for the importance of rural Alberta while providing rural specific results for key trends including population, employment, GDP, and other economic indicators. Rural Alberta’s contribution to the rest of Alberta and Canada will also be presented, along with a discussion of future opportunities and challenges.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=666587261
Webinar Recording:
The Economic Contribution of Alberta's Rural Communities: An Update

March 5, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
An update on timed-AI (TAI) programs for dairy cattle
Presenter: Marcos Colazo, Dairy Research Scientist, Livestock Research Branch
Presentation Content: The idea of timed artificial insemination (TAI) is not new, however; new developments and modifications on TAI in dairy cattle can increase your chances of success in your reproduction program. Join us as Marcos Colazo, Dairy Research Scientist, reviews the physiology and endocrinology of the estrous cycle and shows how ovarian physiology can be manipulated and controlled for timed artificial insemination (TAI) in dairy cattle.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=665983914
Webinar Recording:
An update on timed-AI (TAI) programs for dairy cattle

March 12, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
The Ins and Outs of Cereal Breeding
Presenter: Joseph Nyachiro, Flavio Capettini and Mazen Aljarrah, Feed Crops Branch
Presentation Content: Ever wonder how we get new varieties of wheat, triticale or barley? The aim of this webinar will be to bring light to this amazing topic. We will show you how and where we find new sources of cereal varieties. Then we will take you through the complicated but exciting journey of creation and deliverance of new varieties that have the best traits for Alberta producers.
To register for this webinar, follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664599361
Webinar Recording:
The Ins and Outs of Cereal Breeding


March 19, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Alberta’s Carbon Offset System, Background and Update
Presenter: Paul Jungnitsch, Greenhouse Gas Offset Agrologist, Land Use Section, Agri-Environmental Management Branch
Presentation Content: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has been working on a new system for handling carbon offset credits for a few years now. Join us for a detailed description of Alberta’s Carbon system. We will touch on how the system came to be, how it works and how the agriculture industry can make use of the system through offsets.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=667827812
Webinar Recording:
Alberta’s Carbon Offset System, Background and Update

March 26, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
The Alberta Insect Monitoring Network - More than Forecasts
Presenter: Scott Meers, Insect Management Specialist, Pest Surveillance Branch
Presentation Content: The Alberta Insect Monitoring Network is organized by Alberta Agriculture but has input from across the cropping industry. One major role is to produce forecasts for various insects but it also becomes a hub for much more. Take a tour with us through the program to see what else there is to learn.
To register for this webinar follow this link:
https://gov-ab.webex.com/gov-ab/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=660148179
Webinar Recording:
The Alberta Insect Monitoring Network - More than Forecasts
 
 
 
 
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