Extending the Growing Season

This symposium will look at approaches to provide ground cover beyond the time-frame that spring annual crops traditionally do. Topics to be covered include benefits to agricultural systems, diversification and potential options for producers. This symposium will conclude with a producer’s account of how they are utilizing plants to enhance their farm’s productivity and improve the soil.

Cover Crops

Joanne Thiessen Martens, Research Associate, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Research Associate, Organic Production Agronomy.

Annual and Perennial Forages

Dr. Emma Mcgeough, Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Sustainable Grasslands/Livestock Production Systems.

Winter Annuals

Dr. Jamie Larsen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre.

Forage Seed and Perennial Grains

Douglas J. Cattani, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Perennials crops breeding and Agronomy.


Dr. Naresh Thevathasan, University of Guelph

A Producer’s Perspective

Mr. Ryan Byod, SG&R Farms, Forrest Manitoba.

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