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Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Leon Kochian

Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Leon Kochian

The keynote of the Plant Health Summit will tackle how agriculture can do more with less. Leon Kochian will discuss crop adaptation to marginal soils at Top Crop Manager’s Plant Health Summit, to be held from Feb. 25 to 26, 2020, in Saskatoon.

Leon Kochian joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Global Food Security and Associate Director of the Global Institute of Food Security. Kochian uses molecular and genetic approaches to improve crops to better deal with insufficient mineral nutrients (N, P, K) or water in the soil, working to make plants more resilient and healthy in the face of less water and fertilizer inputs.

The Summit is approved for 9 Certified Crop Adviser CEUs and 9.5 Certified Crop Science Consultant CEUs. Earn credits in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop management at the Plant Health Summit.