Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:13

Agriculture tour and trade show in Swift Current Aug. 1

Written by  Contributed
Rate this item
(0 votes)

A major agriculture trade show and tour takes place Aug. 1. An Organic and Low-Input Agricultural Systems Field Day and Tradeshow is being put on by the Swift Current Research and Development Centre – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The event is on August 1 at Walker  Place which is located at 2150 Walker  St. in Swift Current.
The itinerary of events include:
8 am  Registration at Walker Place-Tradeshow all day;
9 am  Introductions, and travel to South Farm for Field Trials Tour;
11:45 am   Return to Walker Place for lunch, networking and presentations in the afternoon;
5 pm  End of field day.
Field trials tour includes:
Intercropping and following cash crops, Diversified cropping strategies to improve sustainability of organic production: Cover crop blends and following cash crops, Allelopathy, Tillage timing and intensity, Polycrop mixes for grazing, Phoma bioherbicide, New organic trials and studies starting in 2019.
Afternoon presentations :
Mixed grain intercrops, Role of field boundary habitats in agro-ecosystems, Market signals and converting to organic farming, Agronomy and ecology for organic production, Update on SaskOrganics activities, Organic producer panel about on-farm research projects and participatory breeding, Display on organic agriculture in the Prairies.
Tickets: $30 (includes lunch, coffee breaks, and 50-page book of proceedings) .
To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/organic-low-input-agricultural-systems- field-day-tickets-46740297488
For Sponsorship, Tables & General Inquiries, call: (306) 535-3456.
Tours will go on rain or shine, so please come prepared.

Read 270 times Last modified on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 08:43

More Swift Current News...