Agriculture

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  • February 8, 2024
  • Thursday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Caitlin Congdon

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Getting into the Weeds: Nutrient Uptake in Adverse Weather Conditions

Thursday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
February 8, 2024

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Caitlin Congdon

Getting into the Weeds: Nutrient Uptake in Adverse Weather Conditions

Thursday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
February 8, 2024

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Part of the Getting into the Weeds: Agriculture Resiliency – Growing after a Challenging Year series, join Perennias Field Crops Specialist Caitlin Congdon, Soil Specialist Caitlin McCavour and Assistant Professor in Plant Ecophysiology at Dalhousie Universitys Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Mason MacDonald for the session Nutrient Uptake in Adverse Weather Conditions. 


Event Details

February 8, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)


Session Description

Extreme conditions such as drought and saturated soils can significantly impact the movement and uptake of nutrients in crops. Understanding these concepts can help you to make the best and most economical choices when it comes to when and where to fertilize. 


Guest Speaker

Dr. Mason MacDonald is an Assistant Professor in Plant Ecophysiology at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture. He has a B.Sc. (Nova Scotia Agricultural College) and an M.Sc. (Dalhousie) in Agriculture and a Ph.D. (Laval) in Plant Biology. He teaches courses in Plant Ecophysiology and Environmental Sampling and is also an accredited professional agrologist and environmental professional. Dr. MacDonald’s work focuses on environmental stress physiology, stress mitigation, and multiomics, with over 40 publications related to research on balsam fir, maple, brassicas, carrots, and species used for microgreens. Dr. MacDonald enjoys talking and collaborating with industry to learn about their challenges and help develop solutions.


Registration

Registration for this event is required.


Cost

Free


Questions?

Caitlin Congdon,
Field Crops Specialist

Phone: 902-698-9473
Email: ccongdon@perennia.ca