Wednesday, June 25

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 9:00 am

General Session Panel Discussion: Food Value Chain and Sustainable Sourcing – Rod Snyder, Moderator (confirmed) with Panelists Yves LeClerc, McCain Foods Limited and additional Panelists to be announced

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Concurrent Sessions

Session 10: Conservation Agriculture: Key to Intensifying Crop Production – Bill Kuenstler, Moderator (confirmed)

Gottlieb Basch, (confirmed) – Mobilizing Greater Crop and Land Potentials with Conservation Agriculture

Seema Sepat, (confirmed) – Comparative Evaluation of Conservation Agriculture Practices on Productivity and Sustainability of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L)-wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cropping Systems under the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India

Amin Mugera, (confirmed) – Implications of Adoption of Conservation Tillage (CT) on Productive Efficiency: A Syrian Case

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Poster Viewing/Trade Show/Networking Break (Poster session 10.P)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 10: Conservation Agriculture: Conservation Agriculture: Key to Intensifying Crop Production (cont’d.)

 Molefi Mpheshea, (confirmed) – Impact of Different Agricultural Practices: Nitrogen, Cover Cropping and Tillage on Population Sizes of Nitrogen Cycling Bacteria Under a Forty-year Continuous No-Till Cotton Experiment in West Tennessee

Virender Kumar, (confirmed) – Can High Cereal Yields be Attained and Sustained with Less Resource Use in the Rice-wheat Cropping Systems of South Asia? A Case Study From Northwest India

11:30 am – Noon

Discussion of Posters and Presentations: Focus on the implications and applications to Conservation Agriculture

 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Session 11: Conservation Agriculture: Interfacing with Livestock Production – Marie Boehm, Moderator (tbd)

Martin Entz, (confirmed) – Crop-livestock Integration in Conservation Agriculture Systems

David Feindel, (tbd) – Integrated Crop-Livestock Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification of the Cereal-based Systems of North Africa and Central Asia

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Poster Viewing/Trade Show/Networking Break (Poster session 11.P)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 11: Conservation Agriculture: Interfacing with Livestock Production (cont’d.)

Johann Strauss, (confirmed) – An Economic Evaluation of Crop and Crop/Annual Legume Pasture Rotation Systems in the Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa

Ozzie Abaye, (tbd) – Conservation Agriculture and the Management of Crop Residue in Millet – Peanut-based Systems in Senegal

11:30 am – Noon

Discussion of Posters and Presentations: Focus on the implications and applications to Conservation Agriculture

 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Session 12: Conservation Agriculture: Producer Adoption – Tom Goddard, Moderator (confirmed)                                         

Amit Roy, (confirmed) – Adoption of Innovative Technologies

Josef Kienzle, (confirmed) – Conservation Agriculture: A Precision Farming Tool for Smallholders

 Sinan Jalili, (confirmed) – Farmer Development and Uptake of Zero Tillage in Mosul Iraq 2006-2013

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Poster Viewing/Trade Show/Networking Break (Poster session 12.P)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Session 12: Conservation Agriculture: Producer Adoption (cont’d.)

Renick Peries (confirmed) – A Pragmatic Approach to How Conservation Agriculture Helps Southern Australian High Rainfall Zone (HRZ) Farmers to Innovate Towards Productivity Gains

Kinide Tesfaye (confirmed) – Identifying Recommendation Domains for Conservation Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa

11:30 am – 12:00 pm –

Discussion of Posters and Presentations: Focus on the implications and applications to Conservation Agriculture

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch/Networking

 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

General Session – Jerry Hatfield, Moderator (confirmed)  – Future Opportunities in Conservation Agriculture: Perspectives from the Congress and Program Committee Representatives

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Trade Show/Networking Break

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Vision and Challenges for Conservation Agriculture – Dr. Dwayne Beck

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

6:00 pm

Dine-Around Winnipeg – Enjoy your evening off by exploring the many fabulous restaurants that Winnipeg has to offer! This is a great opportunity to re-connect with colleagues and establish new industry friendships.