CropConnect Event Manager – JOB POSTING
Posted: May 21, 2015
CropConnect Conference is seeking an organized, self-motivated, team oriented individual with strong communication skills to assist with a range of duties to plan the upcoming 2016 CropConnect Conference.
Start Date: September 1, 2015
10 month term
This contract position is a home-based position with flexible hours. The bulk of the work is focused between October and February.
Closing Date for Applications: June 3,2015
The successful applicant will be responsible for a range of duties related to planning of the conference including pre-registration and onsite registration, website management, event promotion, coordination and planning with venue, sponsorship fulfillment, coordination of speakers, and conference accommodations.
The event manager will work closely with the CropConnect Committee, which consists of membership from each of the host groups, to plan the details of the conference.
Compensation will be based upon the successful applicants skills and experience.
Please submit resume no later than June 3, 2015
By email to:
Sunflower seedlings and Frost?
Posted: May 8, 2015
Soil and weather conditions were optimal for sunflower planting over the last 10-12 days. However, late this week temperatures are now dipping into overnight lows with below 0 overnight. This has prompted a number of calls regarding frost and it effects on emerging seedlings.
Click here to read the special bulletin on low spring temperatures and the temperatures emerging sunflowers can withstand.
Time to Scout for Cutworms
Posted: May 8, 2015
Now that there is crop in the ground it is time to start scouting for early season pests, particularly cutworm. Cutworms prefer warm, dry, loose soils as it allows them to move easily through the soil from plant to plant. The current soil conditions in most locations in MB are ideal.
Click here for information on cutworm species, lifecycles and scouting techniques, thresholds and control methods. Proper scouting and timely control are very important to your sunflower plant stands.