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Maximizing Hybrid Potential: Targeting Traits to Improve Yield and Consistency
Seed companies provide excellent genetic solutions to many of the disease and harvest challenges, but those traits need proper stewardship to protect them. Hybrid decisions should be based on the best traits for each field. Stewardship to protect disease resistance traits through rotation of resistance sources will help maintain canola productivity in key growing regions across Western Canada. Genetic decisions can do a lot to preserve yields, and higher yields per acre have a strong sustainability benefit. The panel will discuss the value behind growing clubroot resistant hybrids, how to use genetic testing to utilize blackleg resistance genes, introduce the new pod shatter system, and discuss how to prioritize traits on farm.

Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM in Winnipeg

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Clint Jurke
Agronomy Director @Canola Council of Canada
Clinton is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Agronomy Specialists. He also has extension responsibilities covering the Mid-West region of Alberta and Saskatchewan and is the team lead on minor diseases issues. Clinton is from a mixed farm near Lloydminster where he resides. His previous experience was a plant pathologist for Advanta Seeds in Winnipeg, a canola research manager for Monsanto in Winnipeg, and a technical rep for Monsanto in Edmonton. Clinton holds a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan and a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from the University of Manitoba. Clint hates changing clocks to mountain standard time.
Errin Willenborg
Agronomy & Market Development Lead @WinField United Canada
Errin Willenborg joined WinField United Canada in July of 2020. As a graduate of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, Errin combines her education and more than 15 years field experience to provide strategic direction on Agronomy and Market Development across Canada. Errin’s previous experience in ag retail and as Research Manager at SaskCanola has solidified her passion for canola and canola research. In her spare time, Errin serves as president of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and enjoys staying up to date on trends in agriculture. Errin and her husband Chris live on a small farm near Floral SK.
Brittany Hennig
Research Director @Alberta Canola Growers
Errin Willenborg joined WinField United Canada in July of 2020. As a graduate of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, Errin combines her education and more than 15 years field experience to provide strategic direction on Agronomy and Market Development across Canada. Errin’s previous experience in ag retail and as Research Manager at SaskCanola has solidified her passion for canola and canola research. In her spare time, Errin serves as president of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and enjoys staying up to date on trends in agriculture. Errin and her husband Chris live on a small farm near Floral SK.
Nicolea Dow
Director @Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Nicolea is a third-generation farmer working alongside her dad, and brother on their family farm near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. She has a Bachelor of Science in agronomy from the University of Manitoba and spent several years working for Bayer before deciding to return to the family farm full time. Nicolea brought her passion for research and agronomy to the Manitoba Canola Grower when she joined the board as a director in 2020.