Plant Growing Myths: True or False

by | Jan 16, 2024 | Seed Speaks

Have you ever wondered if talking to plants makes them grow better? Maybe you were curious if you could hear plants growing? Learn the answers to that and more on this week’s myth busting episode of Seed Speaks.

Join us to myth bust common myths that surround plant growing with a group of experts in the field. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Seed Speaks has three expert panelists joining us to myth bust plant growing myths:

Robyne Davidson, research scientist with Lakeland College — Davidson is the pulse and special crops research scientist with Lakeland College based in Lacombe, Alta. She has numerous years of experience in the agricultural industry conducting research trials on a wide variety of field crops within government, academia, and the private sector.

Trevor Nysetvold, director of Crop Science for SGS Canada — Nysetvold was born and raised on a grain farm south of Lloydminster, Alta.  Nysetvold completed his post-secondary education at University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a degree in agriculture with a major in crop science. In 1996, Nysetvold founded BioVision Seed labs with United Grain Growers and Norwest Labs, which he owned and managed business for 21 years. In 2017, Nysetvold sold BioVision Seed Labs to SGS out of Switzerland. He currently is the director of Crop Science for SGS Canada.

Lori Oatway, research scientist for grain quality with Old’s College Field Crop Development Centre — Oatway is both a seed grower and a research scientist allowing her life and career to focus on getting new crop varieties into the hands of farmers. After enrolling at the University of Alberta, majoring in animal science and nutrition, a chance summer position at the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) sent her in a new direction — agricultural research. Together with her husband Ward, the Oatways own and operate Oatway’s Seed Farm, near Clive, Alta. As a research scientist at FCDC Oatway has a deep understanding of the plant breeding process. She leads the quality program that’s responsible for evaluating new grain and forage varieties for quality traits.

Join us on Jan. 17 at 12 p.m. CST on Seed World U.S., Seed World Canada, Seed World Europe and the Alberta Seed Guide’s Facebook pages, Seed World U.S.’s LinkedIn page and Seed World Group’s YouTube page to watch the discussion.

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