Hot Topics in Commodities – Wheat
January 21, 2021 at 11 a.m. CST (12 p.m. EST)
Register below and join us on January 21, 2021 to hear from Lauren Comin, president of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) and Joanna Follings, Cereals Specialist with OMAFRA based out of Stratford, ON.
A New Engine for Prairie Wheat Research
Lauren Comin will discuss strength in numbers: how the CWRC gives producers a say in research. The session will cover the genesis of the multi-million dollar “core breeding agreements”, which ensure the stable delivery of superior genetics to the farm, including how decisions are made and how funding is allocated.
Lauren is the Director of Research for the Alberta Wheat Commission, which she represents at the CWRC, and for Alberta Barley. At the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, Lauren oversees the research investment portfolios and the agronomy extension programming.
Boosting wheat yield: Where plant growth regulators can help (and where they don’t)
This session will also feature a presentation from Joanna Follings, Cereals Specialist with OMAFRA. With new plant growth regulators (PGRs) entering the Ontario market, many are asking when and where should a PGR be used. Joanna will discuss when PGRs will bring the most benefit to a winter wheat or spring cereal crop, as well as 2020 on-farm results. She’ll also talk about when PGRs might not be of help.
Joanna Follings is the Cereals Specialist with OMAFRA based out of Stratford. Some of her areas of interest include the long-term profitability and sustainability of winter wheat production in Ontario, market diversification for spring cereals and fertility management. Follings originally comes from Ayr, Ontario where her family continues to operate a dairy and cash crop farm.
PLUS, a look at the fundamentals shaping the market for eastern Canadian wheat heading into 2021 by Bruce Burnett, Director of Weather and Markets Information for MarketsFarm.
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