The Sixth international “Fascination of Plants Day” will be launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).
La sixième journée internationale de célébration des plantes, intitulée “Fascination of Plants Day” 2022 (FoPD 2022), va être lancée par des scientifiques du monde entier sous l’égide de l’Organisation Européenne pour la Science Végétale (European Plant Science Organisation, EPSO).
The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation is also a key message.
Everybody is welcome to join this initiative!
Le but de cette manifestation est de faire en sorte que le plus grand nombre de personnes autour du globe soient fascinées par les plantes et conscientes de l’importance des sciences végétales pour l’agriculture et la production durable de nourriture, ainsi que pour l’horticulture, la foresterie et des productions non alimentaires à base de plantes, telles que le papier, le bois de construction, l’énergie et des molécules utiles à l’industrie chimique et pharmaceutique. Le rôle des plantes dans la conservation de l’environnement est également un message clé.
On behalf of the Canadian Weed Science Society/ Société Canadienne de Malherbologie, we wish to welcome you to our 2022 Annual General Meeting to be held jointly with the Canadian Society of Agronomy/ Société Canadienne d’Agronomie. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Precision Weed Management – From Promise to (Almost) Reality” and will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel located at 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax NS, B3J 3J5 on the waterfront from November 14th to 17th 2022. Halifax was founded in 1749 and is the largest city and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. Halifax is home to the oldest farmer’s market in North America, the Alexander Keith’s brewery and the Halifax Public Gardens, a National Historic site established in 1867. Stanfield International Airport located north of Halifax provides flight connections to a variety of locations across Canada, the United States and several European cities.
The conference organizers have developed an exciting program including graduate student presentations, concurrent oral and poster presentation sessions on weed management and agronomy, a workshop on statistical analyses and two symposia, one on precision agriculture and another on biomass crops.
Pre-conference tours are in the works that will showcase the rich natural biodiversity and history of the region as well as the diverse agricultural systems of Nova Scotia.
“The hands-on activities on Precision Weed Management, Guided tour is available to the public upon registration”.
Registration will open soon via https://weedscience.ca/
Be the director, leading actor/actress, camerman & producer of your own movie and win one of our cash prizes!
The ERA- Net SusCrop is launching a video contest to actively involve EVERYBODY from across the world to reflect, communicate and inspire on ‘what sustainable crop production means to you?’.
The competition is open to EVERYBODY and is supposed to activate multiple groups: school children, students, scientists, farmers/farmer-groups, and any person/group of random enthusiasts, artists (film, circus, music, digital/installation art, …), architects, social media/communication workers, etc.
KEYWORDS to inspire: sustainability, resilience, agriculture, forestry, ecology, crop production, crops, plants, science, nature, climate change, the future
However, we invite any kind of video: be original, think out-of-the-box! What does sustainability in the area of crop production mean to you? How should agriculture look like in the future? Do you practice sustainability procedures in growing crops or ornamental plants in your environment (e.g. your garden or balcony)?
More information on the different categories, prizes, eligibility conditions and selection criteria can be found on: https://www.suscrop.eu/video-contest-2022
We look forward to receiving your video!
In 2021, the Department of Plant Sciences celebrated the 100th anniversary of horticulture science on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus (https://conferences.usask.ca/horticulture100years/). In 1921, Dr. Cecil Patterson was hired by USask as a lecturer of horticulture science. In 1922, Dr. Patterson was appointed head of the newly formed Department of Horticulture Science. This 54 minute video was a part of the many activities celebrating these anniversaries. The video introduces the viewer to some of the research highlights conducted at the USask horticulture field plots, Patterson Arboretum (https://patterson-arboretum.usask.ca/), greenhouses and includes some of the interesting back stories. Combined with its 67 acres of fully equipped research horticultural field plots, 5 acres of close to 1000 tree and shrub species at Patterson Arboretum and the 20,000 sq.ft. modern greenhouses, horticultural research at the University of Saskatchewan has the largest commercial-scale facilities located on the core of any university campus in Canada.
Dear Colleagues and Friends, Welcome to the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science’s national 2022 conference. The theme of the conference is Innovation in Canadian Horticulture, and will take place at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, 1515 South Park street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2L2 from August 18 to 20, 2022. Halifax is the largest Canadian Atlantic city and is a spectacular heritage and futurist city to discover and enjoy. Its international airport connects easily Europe, USA and the rest of Canada. Halifax is also 1hour drive from the Annapolis Valley, one of Canada’s best fruit-growing regions.
The Conference offers a diversified series of four symposia with both oral and poster sessions addressing all aspects of horticulture including a Cannabis and High-Value Plants Symposium, a Fruit Symposium, Innovations in Vegetable Production Symposium, a Potato Symposium, and a Haskap workshop.
There will be several public activities including a Haskap workshop and Pre-conference Tour to several location visiting fruit production and vineyards.
A pre-conference tour scheduled for August 18, 2022 in the Annapolis Valley. It will be focused on visiting apple and tree fruit, blueberry, vineyards, tunnel and field vegetable, and haskap production facilities across the Annapolis Valley.
In addition to renowned keynote speakers and scientific talks, many symposia are expected to have a wrap up panel session consisting of industry, government and academia for a targeted discussion on critical issues of importance to that sector.
The meeting will be consisted of both oral and poster sessions.
The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on pollinators. From identifying native pollinators and plants, to arts and crafts and games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Macdonald Campus: Working together toward a sustainable future
Target Audience: Community members, TRC members, public.
Nature of Event: Outdoor walk
Type of Event: Guided tour
Description: Are you fascinated by plants? We are too! Join us on this world-wide day of plant love as we explore some of our favourite plants at Riverwood. Some are small, others are large, all are beautiful, and best of all, you can grow them at home! From large native trees and garden favourites to our tropical greenhouse, explore Riverwood’s unique gardens with us and get inspired!
The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on trees. From identifying trees, to arts and crafts and games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!