Integrated Brush Management Conference

Mar 25, 2008

Topics include: General overview of brush issues, The Native Pasture Improvement Program, A historical look at brush management, Dr. Fred Provenza – Changing grazing behaviour in livestock, Chemical controls, Mechanical controls, burning and grazing and a producer panel.

 Fred Provenza, Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah, U.S.A. is known for his accomplishments in research and as a mentor of students. Fred’s research focuses on understanding behavioral processes, and using that understanding to inform management. For over two decades, his emphasis has been on understanding the role of learning in food and habitat selection by herbivores.

Thanks to our SPONSORS for making this event possible!

Dow AgroSciences, PFRA Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Native Pasture Improvement Program & MRAC.

AGENDA:

Monday, March 24

7:00 – 10:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception – Curling Rink

MANUAL LAUNCH

Day 1: The Problem– Chairperson – Ron Moss – Dauphin Rec Complex Banquet Room

7:30 – 8:20 AM Registration 

8:20 – 8:30 AM Welcome, Introductions

8:30 – 10:30 AM General Overview of Brush Issues on the Western Canadian Plains – Dr. Art Bailey

10:30 – 11:00 AM COFFEE

11:00 – 11:30 AM A historical look at brush expansion in the Aspen parkland region of the Prairies Marianne Schultz

11:30 – 11:50 PM Inventory Assessment and Remote Sensing – David Busch

11:50 – 12:30 PM Native Pasture Improvement Program – Bill Gardiner and Sarah Keen- Channel

 12:30 – 2:00 PM  LUNCH AND DISPLAYS

2:30 – 6:00 PM Changing Grazing Behavior in Livestock – Dr. Fred Provenza

4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK

6:00 PM Cocktails

7:00 PM

BANQUET

Day 2: The Tools – Chairperson – Jane Thornton

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM BREAKFAST – Curling Rink

8:20 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome – Dauphin Rec Complex Banquet Room

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Chemical Controls – Milo Mihajlovich

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Timber Harvesting/Grazing Interface – Gerry Ehlert

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Mechanical Controls: Rolling, dragging, etc. – Ron Moss /Bill Gardiner

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LUNCH AND DISPLAYS

12:30 – 1:30 PM Burning, Grazing – Dr. Barry Irving

1:30 – 3:00 PM Integration of the Tools (Producer Panel)

1:30 – 1:50 PM Rob Graham

1:50 – 2:10 PM Cam Hamiliton

2:10 – 2:30 PM Guy Johnson

2:30 – 2:50 PM Henry Rosing

2:50 – 3:10 PM Ken Rogers

3:30 PM Wrap-up

***All sessions will be held in the banquet hall and the displays will be downstairs in the curling rink.

SORRY NO REFUNDS!