2013 Saskatchewan Leafcutter Bee & Alfalfa Seed Conference

The SLA board of directors would like to invite you to attend the Saskatchewan Leafcutters Association (SLA) 2013 Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed & Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee Conference which will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2013, starting at 9:45 a.m, at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon. Non-members are welcome.

The cost to attend the conference is $75.00.

The conference agenda offers exceptional presentations on industry topics.

Friday – January 11th, 2013

9:45 a.m. Overview of North American alfalfa seed production and markets – Brett Wilson, Northstar Seeds Ltd.

10:15 a.m. Pesticide Safety / Bee Species Protection – Geoff Wilson (Provincial Specialist, Apiculture)

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. Soil Health – Jill Clapperton, Rhizosphere Ecologist (Earthspirit Land ResourceConsulting, Florence, Montana)

11:45 a.m. Greetings from the Honourable Lyle Stewart

12:00 p.m. Conference Luncheon

1:15 p.m. Saskatchewan Forage Network Update – Andrew Lindsay-Hawkins, Committee Member

1:30 p.m. Adaptation of Technology for Control of Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee Parasites and Disease: Research Project Update – Wayne Goerzen (SASPDC Research Scientist)

2:00 p.m. Overview of the Ministry – Penny McCall, Manager (Saskatchewan Government Ministries Agriculture Crops Branch)

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:45 p.m. Alfalfa In Crop Rotations – Jill Clapperton, Rhizosphere Ecologist (Earthspirit and Resource Consulting, Florence, Montana)

4:00 p.m. Adjournment

A limited number of rooms have been set aside for the 2013 conference at a special rate of $139 plus applicable taxes (Queen Room); this room rate includes parking subject to availability. Room reservations should be made by December 19th, 2012 by calling the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon @ 306-665-3322. Please request the room rate for the Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed Producers.

Pre-registration is required for banquet planning. Please register as soon as possible as there is limited seating available. Please contact Guenette Bautz, Administrator at the SLA office to register for the 2013 Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed & Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee Conference.

For more information, e-mail Guenette Bautz, SLA/SASPDC Administrator at admin.bautz@sasktel.net or phone 306.367.2140. You can also visit the website at    http://www.saspa.com.

We look forward to seeing you.

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