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Harvest 2024 - Join free Keep it Clean webinar for pro tips

Essential tips for canola, cereals, and pulses pre-harvest 

Mark your calendars for July 10, 2024, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. CDT, as Keep it Clean hosts a crucial webinar aimed at Canadian farmers. The webinar, titled "Be Ready for Harvest 2024".  

This online session is designed to equip you with the best practices for managing your canola, cereal, and pulse crops as harvest approaches. 

The webinar will feature three distinguished experts: 

  • Krista Zuzak from Cereals Canada will discuss crop protection and production techniques. 

  • Greg Bartley from Pulse Canada will focus on crop quality and protection insights. 

  • Ian Epp from the Canola Council of Canada will share his expertise in agronomy. 

Key topics covered will include: 

  • Proper timing for applying glyphosate before harvest 

  • Following recommended pre-harvest intervals for crop protection products 

  • Scouting for crop diseases 

  • Utilizing handy online tools from Keep it Clean to aid harvest decisions 

Additionally, the webinar will introduce online tools provided by Keep it Clean, designed to assist you right in the field. These tools are practical and easy to use, helping you apply the knowledge directly to your farming operations. 

By participating in this webinar, you can earn CEU credits if you are a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA). This makes the session not only informative but also beneficial for your professional development. 

To take part in this informative session and help maintain Canada's reputation as a top-quality crop producer, please register for the webinar. Keep it Clean is committed to supporting you in delivering the best possible products to the global market. 

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your crop management strategies and ensure a successful harvest in 2024.  

Register now and join us in making this year's harvest your best yet.  

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How a Desire to Lead Brought This Wheat Breeder to Canada

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Gurcharn Singh Brar is a wheat breeder whose path meandered from the breadbaskets of Punjab, India, to the sprawling fields of the Prairies. In a candid conversation, Brar shared insights into his journey, the challenges faced, and the undying passion that fuels his quest for better crops.

It all began with a childhood rooted in the wheat fields of Punjab, where agriculture isn’t just a livelihood but a way of life. His fascination with wheat and its potential led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences at Punjab Agricultural University. It was during this time that he encountered the spectre of rust diseases, particularly stripe rust, which plagued the region’s wheat crops. Determined to combat this menace, he set his sights on a journey that would take him across continents.

Venturing abroad for his graduate studies, he found himself in Saskatchewan at the Crop Development Centre (CDC), working under the mentorship of renowned researchers like Randy Kutcher and Pierre Hucl. Here, he delved deep into the world of wheat genetics, focusing on stripe rust resistance — a quest that would shape his academic pursuits for years to come.

After completing his master’s and Ph.D. in six and a half years, he embarked on a professional journey that would see him traverse academia and research. From brief stints as a research officer to landing his dream faculty position at the University of British Columbia’s Plant Science program, his career trajectory was marked by a strong drive to make a difference in the world of wheat.

Despite the allure of British Columbia’s unique agricultural landscape, he found himself wanting to return to the vast expanses of the Prairies, where wheat reigns supreme. He recently returned to the Prairies and is the new wheat breeder at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

“The opportunity to lead an established wheat breeding program at the University of Alberta was a dream come true. With the necessary resources and infrastructure in place, I’m excited to drive innovation and develop high-yielding wheat varieties tailored to the unique conditions of northern Canada,” he says.

Brar, one of Seed World Canada‘s 2024 Next-Gen Leaders, has become known for identifying novel sources of resistance to priority diseases and his efforts in developing wheat germplasm with multiple disease-resistant traits.

In addition to his groundbreaking research, Brar is committed to mentoring the next generation of agricultural scientists.

“I believe in nurturing talent and empowering students to pursue their passions,” he says. “Watching my students grow and thrive in their research endeavours is hugely rewarding.”

As he looks ahead, Brar’s vision for the future of wheat breeding is clear: “My number one target is to develop high-yielding wheat varieties adapted to the northern climates of Canada. By focusing on early maturity and strong straw traits, we can maximize yield potential while ensuring resilience to environmental challenges.”

His decision to also join the Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye, and Triticale (PGDC) executive as member-at-large came from a desire to play an even more important role in the world of Canadian cereals.