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Understanding and managing forage diseases: Webinar December 12

Retrieved: December 11, 2017, 6:37 am

There are a number of pathogens that can result in diseases in forages which impact yield, quality, and profitability. This webinar will provide an overview of those pathogens as well as some management strategies to help prevent disease.

When
Tuesday, December 12 at 5:00 pm MT

  • 4:00pm in BC
  • 5:00pm in AB
  • 6:00pm in SK and MB
  • 7:00pm in ON and QC
  • 8:00pm in NS, NB and PEI 

Interested but aren’t available that evening?
Register anyway! This webinar will be recorded and posted online at a later date. All registrants will receive a link to the recording and additional learning resources. By attending the live event, you’ll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions too.

Register now:

Find and register for more BCRC webinars here.

Watching on a tablet or mobile device?
If you plan to join the webinar using your tablet or mobile device, you will need to download the appropriate receiver. We recommend that you join the webinar 15 minutes early as you will be prompted to download the receiver once you log in, which may take several minutes to complete. To download the receiver ahead of time, visit: http://www.citrix.com/go/receiver.html

Duration
Approximately 1 hour.

Cost
BCRC webinars are available and free of charge thanks to guest speakers who volunteer their time and expertise to support advancements in the Canadian beef industry, and through the Knowledge Dissemination and Technology Transfer project funded by the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.

Near Olds, AB? Attend the webinar in person!
The Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TAC) in Olds, Alberta will be hosting a viewing of this webinar for producers that don’t have access to reliable technology or who prefer to view the webinar in a social setting. This event is free of charge and will be hosted in the Bell 953 room located in the Bell-E Learning Centre at Olds College. Guests are not required to pre-register to participate, but for those with questions or concerns, please contact TAC’s Business Development Coordinator at ksegboer@oldscollege.ca or 403-556-4786.

Speakers

Linda Jewell, MSc, PhD – Plant Pathologist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Linda obtained her BSc and MSc from the University of Ottawa, specializing in organic and natural product chemistry. She then completed a PhD in plant pathology at the University of Guelph, utilizing the tools of bioinformatics, molecular biology, and traditional plant pathology to investigate the low-temperature cereal pathogens Microdochium nivale and M. majus. Next, Linda completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the NARO-Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center in Sapporo, Japan, continuing her work on Microdochium nivale by investigating the genetic basis for apparent cellulose synthesis by a fungal species, and performed inoculation trials to probe the relationship between low temperature acclimation and disease severity in Arabidopsis. Linda joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a research scientist in plant pathology in 2015. Her current research involves identifying, characterizing, and monitoring plant diseases on forages, berries, and vegetables.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are just like attending a workshop or conference, but from the comfort of your own home or office. We bring the presentation right to you. They’re easy to join and participate in. A reliable, high-speed internet connection is required.

All you need to do is register beforehand, and about 5-10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin, click the link you were provided when you registered. Then turn up your computer speakers or call the phone number provided. That’s it! Sit back and enjoy. As a participant, you can anonymously answer polls and surveys, and will have the opportunity to ask questions near the end of the webinar.

You can find more beef research-related webinars hosted by other organizations on our events calendar.

Don’t have high-speed internet? 
Consider calling a neighbour that does and watch the webinar together, or call your regional ag office to ask whether arranging a group viewing is possible.

Visit our Webinars page to find other upcoming BCRC webinars and the recordings of our past sessions.

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