The following agenda is tentative and subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 9:30am to 7:00pm | Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 8:00am to 11:30am

Keynote: Global Efforts to Prevent Herbicide Resistance
Presented by Mark Peterson, Chairman, Herbicide Resistance Action Committee
Resistant weeds have been around almost since the beginning of synthetic herbicides, but the issue has taken on a new urgency in the past few years.  Basic evolutionary biology principles drive the development of resistance and understanding these principles can help design resistance management programs.  Adoption of best management practices can help preserve our critically important herbicide tools.
Herbicide Use in Canada: Results from Top Crop Manager’s Inaugural Survey
Presented by Gerald Bramm, President, Bramm Research
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Get an early look at the results of Top Crop Manager’s first-ever Herbicide Use Survey, plus exclusive insights to help you gain a deeper understanding of how herbicides are being used in your area and across the country.
Managing Resistance with Sprayer Application Technology
Presented by Tom Wolf, Founder, Agrimetrix Research & Training
Sponsored by

It has been reported that repeated use of sub-lethal herbicide doses can accelerate the development of resistant weed populations for outcrossing species such as rigid ryegrass, palmer amaranth and kochia. Herbicide dose can be sub-lethal for to a number of reasons, including poor nozzle patternation (linked to spray pressure and boom height), and also spray displacement due to spray quality, wind, and sprayer-induced turbulence. This presentation will report on new research that documents spray deposit uniformity for a number of common application methods.
Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds: An Ontario Perspective
Presented by Peter Sikkema, Professor, University of Guelph – Ridgetown
Discover the scope of the glyphosate-resistant weed problem facing farmers, agronomists and researchers in the province, and lessons we can all take-away from their experiences.
State of Herbicide Resistance in Canada
Presented by Hugh J. Beckie, Weed Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta
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Learn about the current status of herbicide resistance in Canada and especially in Western Canada.
Harvest Weed Seed Control in the Canadian Context
Presented by Breanne Tidemann, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Explore the theory behind harvest weed seed control, its use in Australia and the adoption levels there. Breanne will provide an overview of research conducted in Canada on the potential for harvest weed seed control, problematic species and opportunities. She will also provide updates on Harrington Seed Destructor stationary testing and the implementation of field testing in Canada.
Evolution of Resistance: Amaranth Species and Group 14 Herbicides
Presented by Franck Dayan, Professor, Colorado State University
Franck Dayan will focus on how two plants from the Amaranth species (waterhemp and Palmer amaranth) have evolved to resist Group 14 herbicides. He will explain how PPO herbicides work, as well as cover the research underway to help growers deal with these resistant weeds. Some of the key takeaways from the presentation will include strategies to manage and mitigate this type of herbicide resistance, including the role of crop rotation and avoiding the application of herbicides with the same mode of action over several years.
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