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Grain Industry Meets in Saskatoon at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show

Published: Jan 3, 2013

SASKATOON – The City of Saskatoon has proclaimed January 7-11, 2013 as Agriculture Business Awareness Week and Prairieland Park will kick-off the week with Western Canada’s premier grain industry showcase – The Western Canadian Crop Production Show January 7-10 at Saskatoon Prairieland Park’s Trade and Convention Centre. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Western Canadian Crop Production Show continues to connect industry leading manufacturers with decision making producers.

For yet another year the trade show is sold out with a total of 327 companies utilizing 1009 trade show booths to showcase products and services to show attendees. This year 38 percent of the exhibiting companies are out-of-province, primarily from Manitoba, Alberta, including 15 U.S. companies.

“As we proudly celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we are very pleased that exhibitors and producers have embraced the show and contributed to its growth over the past 30 years. Our commitment to agriculture remains strong and we will continue to provide the opportunity to showcase this vibrant industry in Saskatchewan,” said Prairieland Park Agriculture Manager Lori Cates.

The 2013 programming continues with the Bayer CropScience Information Theatre in Hall B. Monday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 12:00 p.m. the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation will explain AgriStability 2013 – What has changed? Dr. Jeannie Gilbert from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be presenting “Managing Fusarium Head Blight” at noon presentation on Tuesday and Wednesday. Chrystel Olivier, from AAFC will be presenting “Understanding the 2012 Aster Yellow Outbreak” on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The final presentation “The Nature of Soil Compaction and Remedy” by Dr. Jeff Schoenau, U of S, is on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

This year’s feature is Spaying Innovations – a Crop Protection Technology Clinic focusing on nozzles and peripherals. Proper calibration, critical points of operation, nozzle selection and flow are just some of the topics that will be discussed. Keynote speaker Tom Wolf will provide an overview of the process for identifying the correct nozzle flow rate for a given application and will demonstrate how the nozzle manufacturer’s charts are used to match an applicator's spray volume and travel speed with the nozzle’s pressure and spray quality requirements. The clinics will be held Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10 in Hall A.

The Western Canadian Crop Production Show at Prairieland Park is held in conjunction with Crop Production Week. Crop Production Week includes meetings for Ag Grads, pulse crops, flax, canaryseed, winter cereals, oats, canola, mustard, oats, seed growers, fruit growers, and the Canadian Wheat Board. For more information on Crop Production Week, visit www.cropweek.com or call Hursh Consulting & Communications at (306) 933-0138.

Show Hours:

Monday, January 7: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 10: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adult – $10
2 Day admission pass – $17

***NOTE Monday admission is free compliments of National Bank of Canada. ***

Parking:
Free on-site parking. A parking lot shuttle will be available courtesy of DuPont.

For more information please contact:

Lori Cates
Manager – Agriculture
C 306.280.9560
T 306.683.8813
E lcates@saskatoonex.com

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444