176 Symposium--Challenges In Crop Production For Northern Agriculture

Oral Session
Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA)
The objective of this symposium is to give an overview of the present and future challenges confronting agronomy researchers so that agricultural production in Northern areas, like Canada, will continue to increase in a sustainable and profitable manner. The symposium will address various aspects of Northern production including: crop adaptation, breeding for abiotic stress resistance, production systems and technology, energy and economics and organic agriculture. Following the symposium, a discussion session will be held to allow for greater consideration and of the topics presented.

Special Sessions

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:20 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Florida Salon V

Gavin Humphreys
Gavin Humphreys
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks.
Gavin Humphreys, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
8:05 AM
Northward Expansion of Soybean in Canada.
Elroy R. Cober, Department of Agriculture of Canada; Malcolm Morrison, Ottawa Research and Development Centre
8:35 AM
Abiotic Stress Adaptation, Agronomy and Physiology in Northern Areas.
Malcolm Morrison, Eastern Cereals and Oilseed Research Centre
9:05 AM
The Role of Agronomic Research in Meeting Current and Future Cropping System Challenges in Western Canada.
John T. O'Donovan, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Kenneth Neil Harker, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Thomas Kelly Turkington, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Guy P. Lafond, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Newton Z. Lupwayi, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Robert E. Blackshaw, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; George W. Clayton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Lloyd M. Dosdall, University of Alberta
9:35 AM
Energy and Economics.
Elwin G. Smith, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
10:05 AM
10:20 AM
Challenges of Organic Agriculture in a Northern Climate.
Derek H. Lynch, Dalhousie University; Andrew Hammermeister, Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada; Martin H. Entz, University of Manitoba; Martine Dorais, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada
10:50 AM
Farming Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in the Northern Great Plains.
Yvonne Lawley, University of Manitoba; Martin Entz, University of Manitoba; Paul Bullock, University of Manitoba
11:20 AM