The Ag in Motion Discovery Plus crop plots area will bring farmers the latest developments from the field through virtual plot tours, presented by FCC.
Representatives from crop plot partners, including Nutrien, Bayer, Yara North America, SeCan, and more will be interviewed by journalists about what’s new for 2020 and the benefits of the varieties they’re demonstrating in plots.
Crop plot tours will be presented in video format, with lengths that range from five to 30 minutes. Each tour will run daily, providing multiple opportunities for farmers to participate.
“Field tours are such an important way to keep farmers posted on the latest varietal and crop protection research in the field. While we can’t replace the field tour experience, we can play a role in keeping researchers and farmers connected through virtual crop plot tours,” says Laura Rance-Unger, vice-president of content at Glacier FarmMedia.
The presenting sponsor for the Crop Plot Tours is Farm Credit Canada. Check out these great crop plot tour offerings available during the show:
SeCan will plant four strips of CWRS wheat, showcasing four varieties, of which three are new — AAC Alida VB, AAC Starbuck VB, AAC Wheatland VB, and AAC Brandon. Spokesperson Jim Downey, research and development manager at SeCan, will address the attributes of the three new varieties versus AAC Brandon, which is currently the most widely grown wheat on the Prairies.
Gowan will provide herbicide demonstrations of products Avadex, Edge and Fortress.
SeedNet will have two plots seeded with fall rye in two varieties: KWS Daniello and KWS Propower Hybrid. A spokesperson will discuss the differences between the two hybrids and the benefits and market fit for each.
Bayer will take farmers to their research farm to show the latest research. Nutrien Ag Solutions is developing a 360 video about their products and agronomy. Yara projects running at the GFM Discovery Farm will be showcased by a Yara representative, who will also explain the practices involved in implementing a Yara package.
Other participants include Alpine, Taurus Ag Marketing, SaskCanola, Canterra and BASF.
“Through the online platform, Ag in Motion Discovery Plus is reimagining what collaboration can look like among farm groups, academics, researchers and industry partners across Western Canada,” says Rance-Unger.
Register now, and bookmark the crop plot tours you won’t want to miss at aginmotion.ca.