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7th Annual canoLAB will feature soyLAB
 
After 6 successful years of canoLAB in Manitoba, Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is partnering with Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) in 2018 to host canoLAB featuring soyLAB in Brandon March 14th and in Dauphin March 15th.
 
The one-day canola and soybean workshop is for farmers, retail agronomists, company representatives or anyone else involved in the canola and soybean industry looking for hands-on education about the two crops.
 
“The spirit of this event has always been to be informal, hands-on and educational, in a fun, low-pressure setting,” says Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “This year, we will have 8 soybean and canola production sessions, with more than 16 expert instructors leading participants through them.”
 
MCGA and MPSG are co-hosting canoLAB featuring soyLAB, in partnership with the CCC and Assiniboine Community College (ACC).
 
“This is a strategic partnership that we think offers great value to our members, by leveraging resources and dollars.  We realize that producers are busier than ever in the winter and this allows them to learn about two important crops in one day,” says Roberta Galbraith, Member Relations Manager MCGA.
 
“Working together with Manitoba Canola Growers to maximize farmer investment by putting on this multi-crop event is testament to our shared commitment to the province’s canola and soybean growers,” says Toban Dyck, Director of Communications, MPSG. “These two crops represent a lot of acres. This event will cover a lot of ground.”
 
Danielle Tichit, Agribusiness Instructor at ACC, grows out the plants in ACC’s facilities for the event.  Tichit says, “We are so fortunate to align our school with organizations that support our vision of hands-on learning and provide students with an invaluable networking opportunity.”
 
This year’s topics include; Sclerotinia: life cycle and management, Canola and Soybean Stand Establishment, Weed Identification, Canola Fertility, Aphids and Beneficial Insects of Soybean, Nodulation and Inoculation of Soybean, and Phytophthora Root Rot of Soybean.
 
Source : Manitoba Canola Growers