NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 15, 2020

Weed Webinars November 4, 2020 – December 9, 2020 by Manitoba Organic Alliance $40

Register here for one, two or five webinars and tune in from the comfort of your own home during your lunch hour. Each webinar is $10. Save $10 by registering for all five. Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Additional sponsorship is provided by FCC, MASC and Weed Surfer.

Introduction to Organic Weed Management – November 4 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the general approaches used by organic producers to manage weeds and key management options in the organic tool kit from one of the Prairie’s longest serving organic extension specialists.


Dr. Brenda Frick, Partner, Resilient Solutions Consulting, Saskatoon, SK

David Rourke, Co-Owner/Operator, Rourke Farms Organics, Minto, MB

Small-Seeded Broadleaf Weeds – November 18 @ 12:00 pm

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the basic ecology and science of managing a group of problematic spring annual broadleaf weeds including pigweed, lambsquarters, wild mustard and shepherd’s purse. Producers will share their stories of success (and failure) in managing these annuals.


Dr. Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Jason Peters, Agronomist, Kroeker Farms, Winkler, MB

Wild Oat- November 25 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Wild oat has long been a problem in organic field crop production in the Canadian Prairie. Fortunately, science provides some solutions and much of this science comes from Dr. Shirtliffe’s lab at the University of Saskatchewan.


Dr. Steve Shirtliffe, Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Green and Yellow Foxtail – December 2 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Also known as wild millet, bottle grass, or pigeon grass, this annual is found on almost every farm in MB. Learn the latest science and practice for managing these weeds.


Dr. Robert Gulden, Professor, Weed Ecology and Management, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

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